Pewaukee Violent Crimes Lawyers
Murder, or homicide, is controlled by the statutes contained in Chapter 940 of the Wisconsin Statutes. Generally speaking, homicide is defined as “causing the death of another human being.” There can be mitigating circumstances, including whether there was intent, or if it was self-defense, for example.
A homicide allegation or charge is life-changing. Conviction can mean a lifetime prison sentence, or at the very least, years of governmental intrusion. Whether you are “guilty” or “innocent”, you need a criminal defense attorney that has been around the block.
Homicide can be charged for any of the following:
- Intentional homicide (murder)
- Reckless homicide
- Homicide resulting from negligent control of a vicious animal
- Homicide by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon
- Homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle
- Homicide by intoxicated use of a firearm
- Homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle
- Attempted murder
Sex crime convictions result in registration on the sex offender registry. This means that a convicted sex offender’s name and address are out in the public and easily accessible to employers and neighbors. Such a conviction can make it hard to find a place to live, with more and more towns setting bans or limits about where exactly sex offenders can live.
A sexual assault can be alleged and charged, even if there is no physical evidence and no witnesses other than the accuser and the defendant. You need an experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorney with a track record for winning cases.
You may have been charged with assault with a deadly weapon, whether it is a gun, a knife, a beer bottle, or even a mean dog. If you have been in a violent domestic situation, a bar fight, or some other incident that led to a person being injured, we know what steps to take to build your defense.
Armed robbery is taking money or property from another person with the use of a firearm or other dangerous weapon. This is a felony with severe consequences that can reach decades of prison time.
Unfortunately, these allegations can stem out of arguments or divorce cases that can get out of hand and can be embellished based upon the situation. We defend men and women who have been accused of domestic violence and charged with disorderly conduct, battery, or other related offenses. Domestic violence charges can be pursued even if the victims decline to press charges. Wisconsin law requires police officers to arrest someone when they are called to a domestic violence scene, and thus, many innocent people may face charges that could impact their lives, their home, and their employment.
These allegations can even result in the inability to have contact with your loved ones and family members. They can impact your ability to own or possess a gun. Moreover, such allegations and a conviction can severely impact child custody or visitation rights.
Battery charges can either be misdemeanors or felonies. They can result in fines, probation, jail, or even prison sentences. If the allegations stem from a family member or loved one, the prosecution will likely add what is known as “penalty enhancers” or domestic charges as well.
Battery involves actual physical contact and attempt to cause bodily harm.
Disorderly conduct can be a municipal citation (not a crime), or it can be charged as a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail and up to a $1,000 fine. It is a charge that the police often use as a “catch-all” to arrest somebody. Disorderly conduct is often the charge when the police are called to a domestic disturbance and no one is injured.
Assault involves no physical contact, but rather threats of bodily harm to another.
Robbery is the taking and carrying away the property of another by means of force.