Milwaukee Criminal Defense Blog

January 1, 2023
What Happens After Arraignment?

If you were charged with a crime in Milwaukee, one of the first steps in the process would be an arraignment. This is the formal process during which the accused is formally advised of the charges against them and is given an opportunity to enter a plea. After arraignment, the next steps in your criminal […]

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December 1, 2022
What Happens at an Arraignment?

Your first appearance before the judge in a criminal defense case is called an arraignment. As a defendant, you have a constitutional right to hear the charges the state has filed against you, and the arraignment serves this purpose. Because this court appearance usually happens shortly after the arrest, you will probably feel overwhelmed. Knowing […]

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November 1, 2022
How to Get Your License Back After an Indefinite Suspension

Having your driver’s license suspended indefinitely is more than an inconvenience. Not having a valid driver’s license can make consistently getting to work challenging, hurting your financial stability. You may miss doctor’s appointments or vital family milestones. Without a driver’s license, your world can be turned upside down while you look for time-consuming and costly […]

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October 1, 2022
What Happens When Charges Are Dropped or Dismissed?

A prosecutor can drop or dismiss a criminal charge for many reasons. Sometimes they do it voluntarily, but often you need a Wisconsin criminal defense attorney to advocate to have your charges removed in this way. When your charge is dropped, it could reappear later if more evidence comes to light. If your charge is […]

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September 1, 2022
Can You Sue if Your Miranda Rights Are Not Read to You?

No. You can’t pursue legal action against a police officer simply for not reading your Miranda Rights to you during an arrest. A new Supreme Court ruling protects law enforcement from civil lawsuits filed by criminal defendants in this situation. However, this ruling does not prevent you from using an officer’s failure to read your […]

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August 1, 2022
The Difference Between Drug Trafficking and Possession

Being arrested for any drug-related offense is a shock. Your life can instantly come grinding to a halt, and you may be worried about what will happen next. This is understandable because your rights, your reputation, and your freedom are all on the line. Each year, about a quarter of all arrests in America are […]

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July 1, 2022
Can a School Fight Be Prosecuted?

This past May, a 12-year-old in Kenosha was charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly being involved in a school fight at her middle school. According to a CNN account, the girl was captured on video fighting another girl. An off-duty police officer attempted to break up the altercation. The story gets more complicated, as the […]

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June 1, 2022
What You Need to Know About a Cocaine Charge 

Cocaine possession is a serious charge in Wisconsin. Being caught with even the smallest amount of the drug can result in serious drug charges. If your cocaine charge turns into a conviction, your freedom and financial stability will be in jeopardy. At , we will help you understand what a cocaine charge can do to […]

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May 1, 2022
What’s the Difference Between a Removal of a Record and Expunging a Record?

If you were arrested, charged, or convicted of a criminal offense, you know the toll it can take on your life.  After an arrest, your focus likely shifts to the potential prospect of a prison sentence. If you are convicted of the charges levied against you, you have no choice but to satisfy the penalties […]

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April 28, 2022
How to Be Removed from a Sex Offender Registry

The criminal justice system comes down particularly hard on sex offenders. If you have been convicted of a sex crime, you are just one of roughly 750,000 people who appear simultaneously on the U.S. registry and on the registry detailing the location the offense was committed. About 250,000 of these listees are under supervision for […]

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Written by Michael Hart & Craig Powell

Last Updated : November 3, 2022