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How To Choose a Criminal Defense Attorney in Wisconsin

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There are few things more stressful than being charged with a crime, especially a felony. A felony in Wisconsin means you are facing time in prison, with no work release and very little opportunity to see your family and loved ones. Choosing the right attorney to guide you through this process can make all the difference. When consulting with attorneys, consider three main things: location, reputation, and personality.

1. Location of the Charge

Look for an attorney who practices regularly in the county in which you are charged. He will know the local rules, be familiar with the judges, and have a history of working with the prosecutors.

There are 72 counties in the state of Wisconsin and each one has a different way of doing business. A lawyer who is well versed in the law can practice well anywhere, but there is no substitute for someone who is both skilled and friendly with the other players in the system.

2. Find a Lawyer Experienced in Getting Results

When choosing an attorney, look for a good track record. How many felonies like yours have they handled? Your case will turn primarily on the facts, but a skilled attorney with a track record of success who is well-liked by judges and prosecutors is often able to negotiate better settlements and even dismissals.

Is their experience only in OWI or have they gotten charges dropped or reduced in crimes related to drugs, guns, violence and sexHow many were dismissed or amended? Has this attorney received any awards or accolades for exceptional work? What is the attorney’s reputation within the legal community? Are you choosing people who prosecutors respect?  It could be the difference between a conviction or an acquittal, prison or probation.

3. Does your attorney help you understand your options?

Being charged with a felony will turn your life upside down. You will likely turn to your attorney for much more than legal advice. You want a lawyer who knows the law and will fight for you, but you also want someone you are comfortable with. Someone who can break legal concepts down and make them accessible and understandable.

Our firm cares about the impact of your case on your family and not just on the bottom line. Grieve Law represents clients in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Jefferson, Racine and throughout Wisconsin and has extensive experience with cases involving OWIs, sex, guns and drug charges. A nuanced understanding of the letter of the law is not enough to fully advocate for your case. Many of our attorneys are former prosecutors and know how the prosecution thinks, as well as how charges are leveraged in reality. 

Prosecutors respect Tom Grieve for his Exceptional Felony Lawyer Work.

Tom has earned a reputation in the Milwaukee area for helping his clients get felony charges reduced or even dropped completely. When it comes to DUIs, drug charges, domestic violence, or sexual assault, Grieve Law criminal defense attorneys are your best option. Tom’s impressive track record of handling felonies in the Wisconsin area has helped him earn his reputation as one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Wisconsin.

Get Better Settlements, with a Wisconsin Felony Attorney you can trust.

The attorneys at Grieve Law have received numerous awards and honors for their outstanding criminal defense work, including Newsweek’s Legal Superstars Award and Milwaukee Magazine’s Top Attorneys in Wisconsin Award. Grieve Law is highly respected amongst criminal defense attorneys in the country, and whether you have been charged with a DUI, drug possession, or any other crime, our attorneys are your best chance at getting the charges reduced or dropped entirely.

For a free initial consultation, contact a Grieve Law Wisconsin criminal defense attorney today.
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Tom Grieve, the firm's managing attorney and founder, is a former state prosecutor and is not the only ex-prosecutor at the firm. We love hiring attorneys from both sides of the wall to bring as many perspectives to fight your case as aggressively as possible. The State of Wisconsin likes it when you choose the run-of-the-mill fee to plea™ lawyers who don't even know how to analyze and defend cases instead of experienced criminal attorneys:

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