I take every case seriously and will fight for you zealously no matter what the charge.
If you've been charged with a federal offense or are under a federal investigation and you're looking for an attorney, it's important to hire an experienced federal criminal defense attorney.
Cases in federal court differ from cases in state court in some important ways. First, federal prosecutors have extensive resources to investigate and prosecute a case. Often, by the time a federal case is brought, the evidence is overwhelming, having been investigated for years. Second, the stakes in a federal case are much much higher than in a state case. The penalties for many federal offenses carry mandatory minimums that can be as high as life for a non-violent drug offense. Finally, although federal sentencing guidelines are no longer mandatory, they are still a factor the federal courts must consider at sentencing. An attorney unfamiliar with federal sentencing law and inexperienced in sentencing mitigation can seriously affect the outcome of your case.
I have extensive experience defending people against many different federal crimes including:
I have practiced in circuit courts throughout Wisconsin. I have vast experience defending against Wisconsin state charges such as:
Federal and State Appeals
If you've been convicted and sentenced and you believe there may have been errors in your case, you need an attorney who has experience with appellate practice. I have substantial experience and a record of success litigating criminal appeals.
I began my career as a lawyer doing exclusively criminal appeals. I have substantial experience representing people on post-conviction matters in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, as well as a number of federal circuit courts of appeals.