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The Value of Skilled Cross Examination in OWI/DUI Defense

As the old saying goes, “The truth shall set you free.” When it comes to OWI/DUI defense, that truth is often uncovered through cross-examination tactics. Effective cross-examination can mean the difference between a guilty verdict and a dismissed case. In OWI cases that go to trial, cross-examination is critical. Through cross-examination, your attorney may be […]

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Ethical Considerations in Juvenile Defense

Young people in the justice system face different challenges than their adult counterparts. The nature of juvenile defense requires us to question how we define wrongdoing, punishment, and rehabilitation for young offenders – all while keeping their best interests at heart. Defending the Young and Wrongfully Accused Children and adolescents are not immune to the […]

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How can I fight back if an unlawful police search led to criminal charges?

Both the U.S. Constitution and crucial court precedents protect you from unlawful searches by law enforcement. Specifically, the Fourth Amendment grants you freedom from unreasonable search and seizure, and numerous court rulings over the years have helped reaffirm those rights. Police officers typically either need your permission or a search warrant from the court to […]

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The Value of Performing Under Pressure

When your freedom hangs in the balance, the pressure is on, from every angle. Criminal charges are life-changing regardless of the outcome of your case. It is important to have an attorney behind you from the very start who can not only navigate the pressures of your unique case but thrive in the face of […]

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Why are people falsely convicted?

Since the development of DNA evidence, it cannot be denied that people are falsely convicted. DNA testing has allowed for hundreds of convictions to be overturned, with solid proof that the people who were originally convicted were not guilty of the crimes they were accused of. Some of those who were wrongfully convicted only spent […]

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Trauma-Informed Criminal Defense

In the aftermath of a traumatic event, it can feel like your life is hurtling out of control. You may find yourself feeling afraid, irritable, or overwhelmed by shame or other negative emotions. It can be difficult to make sense of what happened, and consequently it may feel like an insurmountable task to talk about […]

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What should I do if I’m charged with OWI in Wisconsin?

After a drunk driving stop, you should understand this right away: you need an experienced OWI defense attorney on your side as soon as possible, so contact a capable attorney immediately. That attorney should be someone with a long record of success in Wisconsin OWI cases. Not only do you need to start building a […]

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The Importance of Storytelling in the Courtroom

One of the most important aspects of being a criminal defense attorney is telling our client’s story. We tell it to investigators, prosecutors, and judges, but no rendition of the story is more important than the one we recite to the jury. Who Do You Trust to Tell Your Story? Would you trust a stranger […]

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Don’t Let Your Lips Sink Your Defense

Do you remember watching shows growing up where the protagonists encountered the dangerous threat of quicksand? Inevitably, someone would start panicking and moving quickly to stay on the surface, only to sink further into the quicksand until someone rescued them. “Where are you going with this? I don’t think we even have quicksand in Wisconsin…” […]

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How can trace DNA evidence lead to a wrongful conviction?

A loose eyelash, a chipped nail, saliva or fingerprints — just about everywhere you go you leave some kind of DNA evidence behind. For decades, tracing DNA evidence back to someone was nearly impossible — a fictional dream that any criminal investigator would wish for. Now, technology has evolved so much in the last 30 […]

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