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Disorderly Conduct Charges Dropped in Milwaukee

A Recent Jury Trial in Milwaukee Recently, I had a client facing a Disorderly Conduct Domestic Abuse charge in Milwaukee County Circuit Court.  My client was accused of going over to his girlfriend’s house, getting into an argument, becoming violent and leaving.  Subsequently he was arrested and charged with Domestic Abuse Disorderly Conduct.  He had previously been out on probation for a Criminal Trespass out of Racine so a probation hold was placed on him, meaning he woul…

Wrongful OWI—Case dismissed!

OWI Case Dismissed When charged with Operating while Intoxicated (OWI), the State bears the burden of proving quite a laundry-list of things. Obviously, one of those factors is that you were intoxicated. More importantly, it is that you were intoxicated at the time you were operating your vehicle. What happens if your vehicle is off when police get to you? Many people view an OWI as an instance where someone is swerving all over the road and the police pull them over, the driver smells like al…

Domestic Violence Charges Reduced in Waukesha

If you think about a legal loophole typically the thought that comes to mind is something where a person goes free on a technicality.  Sometimes the opposite is also true and that was a recent situation I was dealing with for a client in Waukesha.  My client was charged with a Battery and to make matters worse the District Attorney couched it in terms of domestic violence.  Typically, domestic violence stems from a romantic relationship where the two people involved live/lived tog…

Disorderly Conduct with Motor Vehicle Case Dismissed

Grieve Law Gets Disorderly Conduct with Motor Vehicle Dismissed If you have been charged with a criminal or traffic offense, it is crucial to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney.  The award-winning legal team at Grieve Law has successfully defended OWI and traffic cases and obtained dismissals based upon their skillful and insightful negotiations. Our client was charged with Disorderly Conduct with a Motor Vehicle. According to the police report, our client had deliberately oper…

OWI Charges reduced due to discrepancies in police report

It is not very often that police are caught “misleading the readers” in police reports. Body camera and squad video footage have gone a long way in helping point out discrepancies in police reports following a stop for a DUI.  It is important to take the time to review all the discovery in your OWI case for just this reason. In this particular instance, police wrote down observations of the driver when the car was first stopped. Police noted that the driver had an odor of intox…

Waukesha Charges Reduced in Possession and Drug Paraphernalia Case

A Recent Possession and Drug Parahernalia Case in Waukesha Recently, I had a client facing a Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia charge in Circuit Court.  The case was in circuit court because in Wisconsin possession of certain controlled substances in any amount equate to criminal charges.  In this case my client was facing up to a year in jail, the highest penalty possible for a conviction on a misdemeanor charge.  Beyond that, my client wa…

Milwaukee DUI Lawyer

I was recently involved in relatively serious traffic violation. As a result I had police knocking at my door multiple times and were calling very frequently. My family and I were very anxious as the potential outcome could have been disastrous for my family. I called Tom Grieve and he immediately calmed me down by fully explaining the situation I was in and took control immediately. He called the police and as a result they backed down right away. I work 3rd shift and was worried about being …

DUI Homicide Attorney Wisconsin

Milwaukee Criminal Defense Attorney Gets Felony Charges REDUCED and DROPPED for DUI Vehicular Manslaughter and Possession of a Firearm. My client was involved in a tragic snowmobile accident wherein the passenger he was driving died as the result of injuries she sustained. My client had been drinking, and was therefore facing charges of Homicide by Intoxicated Use of a Motor Vehicle. Fortunately, my client contacted me immediately following the incident, and I convinced the District Attorney to…

Sexual Assault Defense Attorneys Milwaukee

Milwaukee Criminal Defense Attorney Gets Charges DISMISSED with No Jail Time. My client came to me with a story of horror. He had been wrongfully accused of sexually assaulting a minor on multiple occasions along with exposing the minor to hardcore pornography after providing drugs and alcohol. My client swore he never touched the minor. Just the same, he had been charged with numerous sex crimes including several very serious felonies: enough to put him in prison for decades. He admitted to ma…

Reduce DUI Charges to a Lesser Traffic Offense

When the State WON’T Drop the Charges, We Minimize the Damage There are many ways to beat an Operating While Intoxicated charge. The most sought after outcome is outright dismissal of the charges, but when the State will not agree to dismiss, they can sometimes be persuaded to amend the charge down. In February 2017, after ten months of fighting, Grieve Law’s OWI attorneys convinced the prosecutors in Dodge County to reduce an OWI charge to a much less serious traffic offense. Drun…

Wisconsin Drugged Driving Lawyer

Milwaukee Criminal Defense Lawyer Charges Reduced for DUI while High Like many other Wisconsin residents, this Milwaukee DUI client didn’t realized he could get a DUI/OWI for driving while he was high. Wisconsin drunk driving laws define intoxication as a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or higher OR being under the influence of ANY drugs or intoxicants. This client thought the marijuana had worn off enough and he was fine to drive, but it can take weeks for marijuana to completely leave the…

OWI in a Parked Car (Wisconsin)

Milwaukee Lawyer Get Charges Dropped for DUI in a Parked Car Have you ever driving home from a party, a bar, or a restaurant and suddenly realized you probably should not be behind the wheel? You felt fine as you were hugging your friends goodbye, but all of a sudden your last drink hits you. The lane lines are fuzzy and going 45 feels like 145. Many of our clients find themselves in this situation, and they decide to do the responsible thing: stop the car and wait or sleep until they are safe …

Illegitimate Traffic Stop leads to Reduced Charges

If you have been charged with an OWI – either in state or municipal court – it is crucial to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney.  The award-winning legal team at Grieve Law has successfully defended OWI cases based upon successfully challenging the legality of the traffic stop. Our client was charged with OWI-1st and Possession of Marijuana. According to the police report, our client’s vehicle was stopped for having an obstructed license plate.  Upon inves…

Charges Reduced in OWI and Possession Case

Our client was charged with OWI-1st, PAC-1st,  and Possession of Marijuana. According to the police report, our client’s license was suspended.  Upon investigating the license issue, the officer began an OWI investigation because of an odor of intoxicants and an admission by our client to drinking. According to the police report, our client failed all three field sobriety tests, and also blew over the legal limit on a preliminary breath test.  Our client was placed under ar…

Our Attorney's pull a win against OWI charges

If you have been charged with an OWI – either in state or municipal court – it is crucial to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney.  The award-winning legal team at Grieve Law has successfully defended OWI cases based upon successfully challenging the legality of the traffic stop. Our client was charged with OWI-1st, PAC-1st, and Unsafe Lane Deviation. According to the police report, our client failed all three field sobriety tests, and also blew over the legal limit on…

Charges dropped due to incorrectly administered field test

I had a client facing an OWI 2nd charge in Waukesha County Circuit Court.  The case was in circuit court because an OWI 2nd in Wisconsin is a criminal charge, whereupon if convicted you face up to 6 months in jail, along with a license revocation, fine, AODA, and ignition interlock requirements.  My client had been traveling on her way home and the officer stated that he saw her weaving across the center line and the fog line, tailgating, and speeding.  Subsequently my client was …

OWI 2nd offense: incorrect field test, case dismissed

Recently, I had a client facing an OWI 2nd charge in Milwaukee County Circuit Court.  The case was in circuit court because an OWI 2nd in Wisconsin is a criminal charge, whereupon if convicted you face up to 6 months in jail, along with a license revocation, fine, AODA, and ignition interlock requirements.  My client had been at a stop sign and when it was his turned he had pulled forward into the intersection.  Before he cleared the intersection, another vehicle attempted to proc…

OWI offense case brought to a Jury on appeal: reduced charges

I had a client facing an OWI 1st charge in Lake County Municipal Court.  The case started in Municipal Court and eventually was appealed to the Waukesha County Circuit Court.  In Municipal court we took the case to trial as my client was found to be under the legal limit and lost control of his vehicle on a patch of ice.  The Judge, however, found that despite the fact that my client was under the legal limit and that an Officer testified to ice being present on the road way, he w…

Milwaukee County OWI 1st offense case dismissed: illegal arrest

How Grieve Law Got This Client’s Milwaukee OWI Dismissed through Pre-Trial Motions In January 2017, an Operating While Intoxicated case in Milwaukee County was dismissed as a direct result of Grieve Law’s work in discrediting the arresting officer’s report and testimony. This case is an excellent example of how attorneys can use pretrial motions to limit or eliminate the prosecution’s evidence against our clients. 1. False or Inconsistent Police Reports Very early on i…

Milwaukee County carrying a concealed weapon case dismissed: inadmissible evidence

When Are Miranda Rights Required? You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. Sounds familiar, right? TV and movie police officers say this all the time, and people think they are entitled to their Miranda rights as soon as they are arrested. Under the law, someone is only entitled to their Miranda rights if they are in custody and being interrogated. In a Milwaukee County case, criminal defense attorney Julia Westley successfully …

Milwaukee County OWI charges reduced to traffic violation: body camera footage of illegal arrest

Our Drunk Driving Attorneys Use Police Officers’ Body Cam Evidence to Your Advantage More and more police officers and squad cars are equipped with cameras to support the truth of what occurs during arrests and other encounters with police. Sometimes the footage protects officers who are doing their jobs properly. Other times, the evidence supports an innocent victim when an officer fails to report the encounter correctly, either by deliberately lying on the police report or by inadverten…

Milwaukee County OWI 2nd offense charges dropped: successful motion to suppress evidence

If you have been charged with an OWI – either in state or municipal court – it is crucial to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney.  The award-winning legal team at Grieve Law has successfully defended OWI cases and obtained dismissals based upon successfully challenging the legality of the traffic stop. Our client was charged with OWI-2nd and PAC-2nd. According to the police report, our client failed his field sobriety tests, and also blew over the legal limit on a pre…

Milwaukee County OWI 1st offense case dismissed: not guilty verdict

Our client was charged with OWI 1st Offense and PAC 1st Offense.  After a long night at work, she stopped at a local gas station to get a drink, and took a few minutes to rest in her car before heading home.  The employees at the gas station contacted police out of concern for her since her car had been parked at the gas station for a while.  The police arrived to question our client. Our client told the officers of her activities that evening, including the fact that she had bee…

Milwaukee County OWI 1st offense case dismissed: inadmissible evidence

Our client was charged with an OWI 1st offense, PAC 1st offense, and failure to control vehicle.  After a tire on his car went flat, his car went off the road.  He called a tow truck and was waiting for it to arrive when the police came upon him and stopped to see if he needed assistance.  After a short conversation, the police believed our client was under the influence of alcohol and asked him to complete field sobriety tests. According to the police report, our client failed a…

Waukesha County OWI 2nd offense case dismissed: insufficient evidence

Who knew that a 24-hour restaurant would be closed in the wee hours of the morning? Not many people. In an OWI 2nd case that took place in Waukesha County, Attorney Julia Westley successfully argued that her client was illegally stopped by police outside of a 24-hour restaurant, and therefore any evidence following that stop should be dismissed. Following that hearing and the subsequent evidence being suppressed, the State of Wisconsin dismissed the case all together because they could not prov…