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Milwaukee Criminal Defense Attorney, Tom Grieve

Meet the Criminal Defense Lawyer Milwaukee Trusts to Get Charges Reduced or DROPPED

Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Wisconsin

Tom Grieve is recognized among the top Milwaukee lawyers. Recently named a top Wisconsin criminal defense attorney, Tom was inducted into the “Wisconsin Rising Star” category by Super Lawyers (a nationally acclaimed attorney rating organization). He was also chosen as a "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" in Wisconsin by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Tom was also chosen for the "Top Attorneys of Wisconsin" by both Milwaukee Magazine and Madison Magazine.

With an impressive record for dropping charges or reducing multiple felony charges to misdemeanor charges in Wisconsin, the esteemed accolades do not come as a surprise. Whether at trial or negotiating charges outside the courtroom, Tom has produced remarkable results for his clients.

See below for additional legal and personal achievements.

Recent Posts

Wisconsin Voting Rights for Convicted Felons

With elections coming and going this season, many people who have been convicted of felonies are ask…

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Searches following an OWI

Following a decision by the Court of Appeals last week, it will now be reasonable for police to beli…

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Absolute Sobriety Violation versus an OWI

If you are under the age of 21 and you are arrested for being under the influence, you may not have …

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"Good Time" in Wisconsin

Under Wisconsin law, anyone who is sentenced to jail time has the right to “good time.” …

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How many driver’s license points will my OWI cost me?

What happens to my driving record if I get convicted of this OWI? If my driver’s license is re…

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What You Need to Know About Wisconsin's New 4th OWI Law

As of January 1, 2017, all 4th offense OWI’s are felonies.   Prior to this date, your 4t…

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You have options: just got charged with a crime in Wisconsin.

Deferred Prosecution Agreement If you end up facing criminal charges, you may wonder what the possi…

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Possession doesn’t mean what you think - learn the legal definition in Wisconsin

What Does Being in Possession of Something Mean? In Wisconsin, you can be charged for being in poss…

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Everything You Need to Know about Breaking the Law While Carrying a Dangerous Weapon in Wisconsin

Did you have a dangerous weapon on you while breaking the law? You could be facing harsher penalties…

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This is what happens when a police officer fails to read your rights

When Do the Police Have to Read You Your Miranda Rights? Everyone has seen TV shows and movies wher…

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Should I Take a Deferred Prosecution Agreement?

When you have been charged with a criminal offense in Wisconsin, you may be offered an opportunity t…

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How long do my records stay on Wisconsin CCAP?

Misdemeanor & Felony CCAP Records Some of the most commonly asked question we get are: "What h…

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Bail Jumping in Wisconsin

Bail jumping can arise on many levels and many situations in the state of Wisconsin. Bail jumping be…

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Restore Your 2nd Amendment Gun Rights in Wisconsin

Return to Blog Gun Lawyers in Milwaukee Explain Your Firearm Rights As a Waukesha criminal defens…

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Operating with PAC Charges in Wisconsin: What You Need to Know

Operating with a PAC: Wisconsin Drivers Beware Operating a vehicle while intoxicated in Wisconsin…

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Wisconsin Castle Doctrine Explained

Wisconsin Attorneys Explain the Interesting Story Behind the Castle Doctrine and What the New Law Me…

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Changes in Wisconsin Knife Laws: The Cutting Edge

Don't trust your life to some general practice lawyer. DUI’s and criminal cases are not just…

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2 Brutal Penalties for Criminal Damage to Property in Wisconsin

Criminal Damage to Property in Wisconsin Under Wisconsin law, criminal damage to property is not al…

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Wisconsin Misdemeanor Classes and Penalties

The below is intended for informational use only and does not constitute legal advice or an attorney…

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Wisconsin OWI Blood Draw Refusal Laws and Consequences

OWI First Offenses and Search Warrants: Can I Refuse a Blood Test? For police to get a search warra…

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Right To Remain Silent in Wisconsin: Getting Charges Dropped

Police didn’t read me my rights, what now? Everyone knows that if a person is arrested he or …

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The 6 best Milwaukee DUI lawyer traits: People forget #4 is underrated.

6 Qualities of Great Drunk Driving Attorneys Finding the best DUI lawyer in Milwaukee can be confus…

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Can You Carry a Concealed Weapon In A Bar In Wisconsin?

While there are a few instances in which it may be legal to carry a concealed firearm in a bar in Wi…

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Denied Concealed Carry Permit in Wisconsin: Time & Money

According to the 2016 Annual Report  from the Wisconsin Department of Justice, there were 52,02…

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6 Shocking Facts about Wisconsin Drug Laws

1. It’s not just the drug that is weighed… ...It’s also what it’s mixed wi…

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The Unexpected Pitfalls of 2nd Offense Possession of Marijuana

Now You’re Facing a Felony, not a Misdemeanor Wisconsin Statutes §961.41(3g)(e) outlines…

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Misdemeanors vs Felonies: What’s the Difference in Wisconsin Law?

What’s the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony in Wisconsin? The differences boil do…

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Ignition Interlock Device (IID) Exemption in Wisconsin

Milwaukee’s Top OWI Lawyers Help You Avoid the Cost of an IID for Every Vehicle For many peop…

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Waukesha County OWI Sentencing Guidelines: different from Milwaukee?

Which county is the hardest on OWI offenses? Each county is different, very different. Each judge i…

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Misdemeanor Theft Charge in Wisconsin: 3 Next Things to Happen

What to Expect from Your Initial Appearance in Court for Theft Charges You head down to your mailbo…

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New 2017 Wisconsin Expungement Law: Under 25 at the time of the crime? You might be in luck.

5 facts you must know about Wisconsin’s New Expungement Law The Wisconsin legislature may be …

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Concealed Weapon Charges in Wisconsin: You Might Be Surprised by What is Considered “Concealed”

When is your weapon concealed? In Wisconsin, it is illegal to carry a weapon concealed on your pers…

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OWI 1st Reduced Because of Illegal Traffic Stop

Grieve Law is Your Best Chance to Get Charges Reduced or Dropped If you have been cited with an OWI…

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Marijuana OWI vs Alcohol OWI in Wisconsin

Pulled Over for Driving Under the Influence of Weed? We Can Help The I in OWI (Operating while Into…

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An Incomplete Guide to Concealed Carry, Transports, and Various NFA Weapons in Wisconsin

Not Quite Everything You Need to Know about Wisconsin Gun Laws Wisconsin laws governing concealed c…

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What to Do When an Officer Lies on Your OWI Police Report

Get Evidence Thrown Out with a Suppression Motion Hearing It can be difficult to read police report…

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Wisconsin Legal Capabilities

Wisconsin Legal Experience

  • Served on the Court of Appeals, District II (working exclusively on drunk driving and criminal matters)
  • Served as a Prosecutor for the State of Wisconsin in Criminal Court

Wisconsin Lawyer Awards and Honors

Best Crimiinal Defense Lawyer Milwaukee, WI

  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40 in Wisconsin(National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys)
  • Top Criminal Defense Attorneys in the Country (Newsweek)
  • Top Attorneys in Wisconsin (Milwaukee Magazine)
  • Top Attorneys in Wisconsin (Madison Magazine) 
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Wisconsin (The National Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Top 40 Under 40 in Wisconsin (The National Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Wisconsin Rising Star (Super Lawyers Magazine)
  • Wisconsin Rising Star (Super Lawyers Magazine)
  • Top Attorneys in Wisconsin (Milwaukee Magazine)
  • Top Attorneys in Wisconsin (Madison Magazine)
  • Clients' Choice Award (
  • Top Attorney Criminal Defense (

Wisconsin Legal Extra-Curricular

  • Criminal Defense Featured Guest on National Public Radio (NPR), News/Talk 1130 WISN, News/Talk 1310 WIBA and various other publications, radio stations and media outlets in Wisconsin
  • Edited the book “Wisconsin Guide for Armed Citizens” on behalf of the National Association of Certified Firearm Instructors who review Wisconsin conceal carry, self-defense and weapons law
  • Has various articles published on criminal defense and traffic law
  • College Guest Lecturer on Criminal Defense and Constitutional Law
  • Volunteer Rifle Marksmanship Instructor for Project Appleseed
  • Double majored at Marquette University with a degree in Theology and Medieval European History


Best Criminal Defense Attorney Waukesha WI

Whether you’re facing DUI charges in Waukesha County or Wisconsin firearm charges, Tom Grieve is your go-to attorney. Trust the lawyers Milwaukee, WI, and surrounding areas count on for strategic defenses and winning results.

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