Trusted Legal Advice
and Representation

Wisconsin and Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer

Trusted Legal Advice and Representation

Wisconsin and Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer

Helping You Defend Yourself Against Criminal Charges

Facing criminal charges has a lot of consequences. At the Law Offices of Scott A. Wales, LLC in Milwaukee, WI, my job as a criminal defense lawyer is to fight for the accused and care about nothing else but the best interests of my client.

Helping You Defend Yourself Against Criminal Charges

Facing criminal charges has a lot of consequences. At the Law Offices of Scott A. Wales, LLC in Milwaukee, WI, my job as a criminal defense lawyer is to fight for the accused and care about nothing else but the best interests of my client.

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Difficulties that an Arrest OR an Investigation by Law Enforcement Cause

After being arrested, you will encounter several likely difficulties that go along with the crime you have allegedly committed. Depending upon what you are accused of the most serious problems that could occur is the court ordering a high cash bail that must be paid in full before you are released, and if convicted you face the possibility of serving significant time in either the county jail or in the state prison system (i.e. depending upon the seriousness of the charge of conviction) along with facing substantial fines which include the payment of added court costs, fees, and statutory surcharges.  Additionally, if you are arrested and convicted of a serious traffic matter there is legitimate concern of whether your driver’s license will be suspended or revoked which could include a life-time ban if the offense is serious.  And notwithstanding all of these possible penalties and sanctions, both on a personal and professional level you could endure the pain and anguish of your reputation being damaged for the rest of your life.

Similarly, if you are not arrested but are under the investigation by a law enforcement agency it can cause a great deal of disruption, anxiety and fear that an arrest is imminent and that your life will change forever.

Conversely, it does not always have to happen this way. For example, we have learned that our system of criminal laws is set up to be fair to the accused- -the axioms of “innocent until proven guilty” and “there must be proof beyond a reasonable doubt” that you have committed a crime.  However, while these concepts are legally accurate, the reality is that the criminal justice system is far from perfect.  In the real world, if your case is not defended aggressively, vigorously, and with compassion by your attorney based on what you are experiencing, an accused person can be easily convicted of a charge with much less proof.   Remember, no two judges are the same as they human and can make mistakes.

In an adversarial system where the prosecutor only seems to care about getting a conviction, the absolute commitment of the defense attorney is vital.  Therefore, when choosing a lawyer, make sure to secure the services of someone you are comfortable with, and who confidently holds your best interests at heart.

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Schedule a Consultation

If you are faced with criminal charges in Wisconsin, it’s time to seek help and legal advice. Get in touch with me and I’ll tell you exactly how I can help you during this difficult time. I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Schedule a Consultation

If you are faced with criminal charges in Wisconsin, it’s time to seek help and legal advice. Get in touch with me and I’ll tell you exactly how I can help you during this difficult time. I am looking forward to hearing from you!