Ex-fraternity president pleads not guilty to drug house charges

Posted on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 2:03 pm    

Thomas Kreinbring, the former president of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, has pleaded not guilty to charges of keeping a drug house at the Milwaukee County Court in Wisconsin on October 3, TMJ 4 reported.

In the preliminary hearing, Kreinbring’s defense attorney Dan Adams helped the defendant file his plea, officially getting the case started.

The charges stemmed from an incident in September when partygoers who went to the fraternity house under the charge of Kreinbring returned to their homes or dorms unable to stand or walk. The fraternity, which has been indefinitely suspended, is under suspicion of slipping date rape drugs into the drinks. Kreinbring has not been charged with this, although evidence is still being examined to determine whether additional charges are necessary.

At Kohler & Hart, SC, we provide aggressive and dependable representation in defense of our clients. If you are facing drug charges in Milwaukee, call our offices at 888-565-7597 to discuss your legal options for defense.

What to do if you’re arrested

Posted on Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 2:24 pm    

If you are put under arrest, there are several things that you should consider doing that are in your best interest. First, it’s best to comply with the officer’s orders; try not to get violent or aggressive because resisting arrest in such a way can lead to a additional charges, or a felony.

Additionally, it is also important to remain silent – it’s your right, after all. Anything you say during your arrest “can and will be used against you” if it serves the agenda of the prosecutor.

Most importantly, you should wait to make any kind of defense for yourself until you have spoken with an attorney about your situation. A criminal defense attorney like those at Kohler & Hart, SC, has the skills and experience necessary to construct a proper defense against your criminal charges. Be sure to contact our Milwaukee offices at 888-565-7597 to talk about your own situation and to get help today.

Fraternity president charged with possession

Posted on Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 5:34 pm    

The fraternity president of Tau Kappa Epsilon was charged with possession of prescription drugs and marijuana and remains under investigation for a party that led to several hospitalizations, The Associated Press reported on September 21.

Thomas Kreinbring was found with Adderall, a drug used to treat ADHD, as well as marijuana. He told police that he uses these drugs to increase focus for studying. These charges do not mention the accusations that Kreinbring and his fraternity spiked drinks with drugs at a party held at their fraternity house. Local law enforcement agents are still investigating the matter at the party, Chief Deputy Milwaukee County District Attorney Kent Lovern said.

When you are facing charges in Milwaukee, it is essential to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney who will fight aggressively on behalf of your interests. The legal team at Kohler & Hart, SC, understand how drug crimes are usually prosecuted against and therefore know how best to defend against them. Call our Milwaukee offices at 888-565-7597 today to discuss your case.

What are the penalties for a theft conviction?

Posted on Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 3:34 pm    

It is difficult to know what the specific punishment for a conviction would be without knowing what exactly you have been charged with and your specific situation. The penalties for a theft conviction can vary in the state of Wisconsin, but any of them have the potential to significantly disrupt your day-to-day routine or your financial stability.

Depending on which form of theft you are charged with, you could face numerous penalties upon conviction. Most often, convicted defendants are required to pay damages for the property stolen, and may also have to serve a certain amount of time in state jail or federal prison, if the conviction is serious enough. Underneath the blanket term of “theft,” there are many crimes, including shoplifting, burglary, identity theft, auto theft, embezzlement, possession of stolen property, and armed robbery. The sentencing will also likely consider any previous convictions on your record.

The best way to know what penalties you’re up against is to discuss your situation with an experienced attorney. The criminal defense team at Kohler & Hart believe that everyone has the right to a fair trial, and they can help Milwaukee defendants fight against theft charges and conviction. Call our offices at 888-565-7597 today to learn more.

Father charged with first-degree reckless homicide for death of infant

Posted on Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 3:20 pm    

Milwaukee, Wisconsin resident Deron Love, who has been charged with first-degree reckless homicide and child neglect for the death of his son, has refused a plea bargain and will face a trial by jury, the Journal Sentinel reported on September 10.

According to Assistant District Attorney Grant Huebner, Love was ironing clothes in a room inside his house when he returned to find his son not breathing on the couch. Love then shook the child and poured cold water over him. When the boy remained unresponsive, Love texted his girlfriend and called 911.

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin physician and certified child abuse specialist Angela Rabbitt found blood in the baby’s brain and said the infant likely died from traumatic brain injury. Love’s attorney, however, and Huebner maintained that there was no evidence of violence in the apartment, and the child had no signs of bruises or trauma.

The capable attorneys of Kohler & Hart, SC in Milwaukee are experienced in handling a wide range of criminal defense cases, and we may be able to help you. If you are in need of a secure defense, call our offices at 888-565-7597 today to begin taking action.

Robbery suspect faces charges for the death of his accomplice

Posted on Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 3:13 pm    

Tedric Sanders, 20, was charged with felony murder after his accomplice in robbery was killed by a Milwaukee store employee, the Journal Sentinel reported on August 19.

If convicted of felony murder, Sanders could face up to 41 years of imprisonment since he was a repeat felony offender. According to the criminal complaint, Sanders and Joshua Drake attempted to burglarize a store that sells eyeglasses in Milwaukee on August 14. However, the store worker was prepared, and he shot Drake. Under the law, Sanders can be held responsible for Drake’s death because he was involved in the crime that led to it.

When charged with a felony, it is critical to quickly retain the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney. The legal team at Kohler & Hart, SC, is dedicated to fighting on behalf of our clients for the most favorable result. Call our Milwaukee offices at 888-565-7597 today to begin building your defense.

Milwaukee man convicted of sex trafficking, child abuse, sexual assault

Posted on Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 8:45 pm    

A Milwaukee pimp has been found guilty on 14 criminal charges, including sex trafficking, sexual assault, child abuse, and witness intimidation.

45-year-old Roy Weatherall, Jr. was found guilty of running a sex trafficking operation that capitalized on child prostitution and was convicted on all 14 charges he was facing. One of the state’s witnesses said she gave Weatherall whatever she made from prostitution and strip club dancing, and recruited others for his operation.

Weatherall’s lawyer argued that it was the witness’s decision to work in that manner and that providing money to Weatherall was the girl’s decision and that she did her job out of her own free will.

Sex crimes charges of any kind are some of the most serious that an individual can face, and if you or someone you love has been charged with prostitution, sexual assault, or any other sex crime, it’s likely that you feel overwhelmed and unsure of where to turn for help. Fortunately, at Kohler & Hart, SC, we know what it takes to effectively represent those facing even the most serious sex crimes charges, and we are ready to put this to work for you. Call our Milwaukee criminal defense lawyers today at (414) 271-9595 to learn more about what we can do to help you.

When should I acquire representation from a criminal defense lawyer?

Posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 2:20 pm    

In almost every circumstance, it is highly advisable that you retain legal representation as early on in the criminal investigation process as possible. If you believe that you are being investigated for a criminal offense, it may be critical to seek representation from an experienced criminal defense lawyer before any charges have been formally filed against you. Otherwise, if you have already been charged with a crime, you should retain the services of a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

In many cases, the services of an experienced attorney may help reduce or altogether eliminate the charges brought against you. The criminal defense lawyers at Kohler & Hart, SC, are dedicated to upholding the rights of any individual accused of committing any crime throughout the entire legal process, and may be able to help you. It is easy to feel overwhelmed when facing criminal charges, but you do not have to fight these allegations alone. Contact our offices at 888-565-7597 today for a confidential consultation.

Suspect in suitcase murders scheduled for appearance at Kenosha County court

Posted on Monday, August 18th, 2014 at 3:14 pm    

Former West Allis, Wisconsin police officer Steven Zelich, linked to the deaths of 37-year-old Laura Simonson and 19-year-old Jenny Gamez, may face new charges in Kenosha County, WSN12 reported on August 4.

Although homicide charges have yet to be filed against him, police are allegedly building their case against him. He has been charged with hiding a corpse and is currently held on bail. According to preliminary investigations, both of the women died during allegedly consensual sexual acts with Allis. Allis then hid both of their bodies in suitcases, which were then found by the side of a road in Walworth County.

The attorneys at Kohler & Hart, SC, believe that every individual is entitled to a fair trial, and we tirelessly fight for the best possible result for our Milwaukee clients. If you are facing serious criminal charges, it is important to enlist experienced legal help as soon as possible. Call our offices at 888-565-7597 today to learn about the options for your defense.

Defense attorney protests camera at 17-year-old’s trial

Posted on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 at 1:39 pm    

At the trial of 17-year-old Demetrius Brown for the burglary of a Milwaukee Walgreens, defense attorney Christian Eichenlaub protested the presence of cameras due to Brown’s age, Fox6 reported on July 23.

Court Commissioner Maria Dorsey said she saw nothing particularly sensitive about this case and believed that the one camera present was not a problem. Eichenlaub requested that the judge review Dorsey’s opinion before moving forward.

Four individuals were caught on camera entering the Walgreens and leaving later with store products. Brown’s fingerprints were found at the scene, and he made statements that seem to admit to the crime. Prior to this charge, Brown had three felony burglary charges as a juvenile.

If you are facing criminal charges in Milwaukee, it is important to enlist the assistance of an experienced criminal defense team as soon as possible. The attorneys at Kohler & Hart, SC, are dedicated to protecting the rights of clients like you in court. To discuss your case, call our offices at 888-565-7597 today.