Criminal Law Firm in Milwaukee & Waukesha Fighting for Your Rights
At Hayes & Rothstein, our criminal defense attorneys are in court everyday in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties fighting for the rights of people arrested and charged with drug crimes, sex offenses, domestic violence and more. Our areas of practice reflect our broad experience and deep understanding of the law. We put that experience and knowledge to work in every criminal defense case we take.
Preparation is key to any criminal defense. Our attorneys devote hours to being fully prepared for a rigorous defense of criminal charges made against any client. Our sterling reputation is the result of our hard work. Our record of results and testimonials reveal our clients' satisfaction with the dedication and perseverance we have devoted to their cases.
The most common defense against a drug crime is to challenge the search and seizure that resulted in the drugs being found by law enforcement. If your constitutional rights under the 4th Amendment were violated by the search and seizure, the court may be persuaded to suppress the evidence and dismiss the drug crimes.
This area of criminal law continues to undergo significant change, with new rules of evidence and procedure, new police methods and techniques, new approaches to investigation and prosecution, and changing views on the appropriateness of punishment under guidelines set up ty sentencing commissions. With these changes on the prosecutorial side have also come new strategies and tactics for legal defense against sex crime charges. If you believe you may be charged with a sex crime, consult immediately with an attorney at Hayes & Rothstein to review all defense options.
Domestic abuse as defined in Wisconsin law (Sec. 968.075(1)(a), Wis. Stats.) includes physical abuse or sexual assault, or actions that "may cause the other person reasonably to fear imminent" harm, when the perpetrator and victim share a relationship such as spouse or former spouse, current or former household member, or if the parties had a child in common. Under federal law (18 United States Code Section 922(g)(9)), a person who has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence is forbidden to possess a firearm. This is a lifetime prohibition. A domestic violence conviction can also disqualify you from certain licensing and employment.
These and other harsh sanctions attach to a domestic violence conviction even if the conviction is for disorderly conduct, which may involve nothing more than a loud argument with a husband, wife, boyfriend or girlfriend. Your liberty and livelihood can be jeopardized if you are arrested for a domestic violence crime.
Contact Hayes & Rothstein for sound criminal law advice and effective representation in Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties
The criminal defense attorneys at Hayes & Rothstein are committed to your successful defense. We provide outstanding legal help in a discreet and confidential manner, working hard on your behalf to avoid a guilty verdict, a prison sentence, or sex offender registration. To consult with us, call Hayes & Rothstein at 414.291.9911 or contact us online.