In the state of Wisconsin, a felony conviction can put you behind bars – so it makes sense to talk to a felony lawyer in Milwaukee if police are accusing you of committing a serious crime. You always have the right to legal representation, and you are entitled to have your lawyer present when you are being questioned. It’s a good idea to use your right to remain silent unless your lawyer is with you; that way, your attorney can ensure that your rights are not being violated and you aren’t being lured into a trap that could negatively impact your case.
What Are Serious Felonies in Wisconsin?
Police and judges, as well as our laws, are notoriously tough when it comes to felony cases – particularly those that involve violence.
Some serious felonies under Wisconsin law include:
This isn’t a comprehensive list, but these are some of the most common cases seen in Milwaukee and Waukesha courtrooms.
What if You’re Innocent?
Many people make the mistake of thinking that because they’re innocent of the crimes police are accusing them of committing, they don’t need an attorney. Sometimes people believe that professing their innocence will make sense to the police and other investigators, and it should – but it doesn’t always work that way.
If it did, the Wisconsin Innocence Project wouldn’t exist. The Wisconsin Innocence Project is an organization that helps exonerate innocent people who have been imprisoned in Wisconsin and neighboring states. To date, this University of Wisconsin Law School program has successfully freed more than 20 wrongfully convicted people.
The bottom line is that if someone accuses you of committing a serious felony, you need to talk to a Milwaukee criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
If you need help, call us at 414-383-6700 in Milwaukee. You can also contact us online if it’s easier.