Shorewood Criminal Defense Lawyers

If you’ve been arrested for or charged with a crime, you need a dedicated, highly skilled attorney to protect your rights and fight for a favorable outcome in your case.

Being charged with a crime, whether a felony or misdemeanor, is serious. Your freedom is potentially at risk if the crime carries a penalty of jail or imprisonment. You could face the financial burden of having to pay a steep fine if you’re convicted. Your reputation could be ruined and your personal relationships could be fractured. Criminal convictions can severely alter your future and you may have to deal with the repercussions of the conviction for the rest of your life.

The Shorewood criminal defense lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C. have been representing clients who have been accused of committing crimes in Wisconsin for over three decades. We understand the high stakes for those who have been charged with a crime. We’ll work tirelessly to build a strong defense for you while showing you the compassion you deserve at such a vulnerable and uncertain time. For those who have already been convicted of crimes, we could help them appeal their convictions in hopes of reaching a better outcome.

To schedule a confidential consultation with one of our experienced Shorewood, WI criminal defense attorneys, call us today at (414) 271-9595 or contact us online by completing a short form.

Criminal Charges We Help Our Clients Fight

At Hart Powell, S.C., we defend those who have been charged with many different crimes and help those who have been convicted of crimes appeal their convictions. Whether you’ve been charged with a felony or misdemeanor crime in Shorewood, WI, or federally, we can represent you if you’ve been charged with any of the following crimes:

Wisconsin crimes

  • OWI (operating while intoxicated)
  • Theft/Burglary
  • Drug Possession
  • Drug Distribution/Trafficking
  • Drug Manufacturing
  • Domestic Violence/Domestic Battery
  • Murder
  • Criminally Negligent Homicide
  • Manslaughter
  • Vehicular Manslaughter
  • Armed Robbery
  • Rape/Sexual Assault
  • Date Rape
  • Statutory Rape
  • Incest
  • Child Molestation
  • Child Pornography
  • Lewd Acts with a Minor
  • Prostitution
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Internet Harassment
  • Internet Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Accounting Fraud
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Tax Fraud
  • Probation and Parole Revocations

Federal Crimes

  • Bank and Mail Fraud
  • Medicare and Healthcare Fraud
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Drug Conspiracies
  • Gun Possession
  • Concealed Firearm Possession
  • Transportation of a Loaded Firearm in a Vehicle
  • Unlawful Sale of a Firearm
  • Illegal Trafficking of Firearms
  • Sale of Illegal Firearms
  • Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm
  • Possession or Distribution of Child Pornography
  • Child Molestation
  • Child Exploitation
  • Solicitation of a Minor for Sex Using the Internet
  • Soliciting Prostitution
  • Solicitation of a Minor Using the Internet
  • Inappropriate Conduct/Sending Lewd or Harmful Material to a Minor
  • RICO Conspiracies
  • Perjury
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademark and Copyright Infringement
  • Pre-Indictment Investigations

Hart Powell, S.C. Criminal Defense Results

The criminal defense lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C. have mounted vigorous defenses for thousands of clients and represented clients in hundreds of trials during the past 30 years. We’ve helped our clients receive acquittals in their trials. We were able to have some charges that were levied against our clients dismissed. For many of our clients who were convicted of the crimes they were accused of, we helped reduce their penalties and sentences. Below are examples of just some of the successes we’ve had in defending our clients:

  • Not guilty of aggravated battery of an elderly person. Our successful cross-examination during trial brought the state’s case into question.
  • Dismissal of a death charge that resulted from a federal conspiracy to deliver heroin. We proved the possibility of an alternate cause of death of the victim.
  • Not guilty of felony theft. We showed evidence at trial that brought the validity of the complaint into question and highlighted a lack of evidence in the state’s case.
  • Dismissal of a concealed weapons charge. We showed that law enforcement conducted an unconstitutional search and seizure and violated our client’s Fourth Amendment rights.
  • We helped a client charged with possession with intent to deliver 20 lbs. of marijuana avoid a prison sentence by arguing against the legality of the client’s arrest and that their Fourth Amendment rights against search and seizure were violated.
  • We helped a client charged with possession of a gun as a convicted felon avoid a prison sentence because we questioned the actions of law enforcement at the time of the arrest; the client was ordered to pay a fine.

We can never promise a client a certain outcome in their case because every client’s case is different. We use all of the experience we’ve gained in the thousands of cases we’ve handled to build the strongest defense possible in your case. Our goal in defending you against your charges is to reach the most favorable outcome possible.

What Should I Do If I’ve Been Charged with a Crime?

If you’ve been charged with a crime, the first thing you should do is hire a criminal defense attorney. You have rights that need to be protected and law enforcement can’t always be relied upon to honor them. Your defense attorney will make sure your rights aren’t infringed upon and will advocate for you until your case is resolved.

You should also avoid making any statements to law enforcement officers, prosecutors, or any other officers of the court. If you’re familiar with your Miranda rights, you know that anything you say in the presence of a prosecutor or police officer could be used against you. Likewise, you could unknowingly make a statement that incriminates you.

It’s also best to refrain from discussing your charges or case with anyone but your criminal defense attorney. If you’ve hired a criminal defense attorney, anything you say to them is protected. If you discuss anything relating to your case with someone other than your attorney, your conversations with them aren’t protected and could potentially be used against you in court.

Call Hart Powell, S.C. for a Compassionate and Dedicated Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you’ve been charged with or convicted of a crime, contact the experienced Shorewood, WI criminal defense lawyers at Hart Powell, S.C.. We can help you fight your charges. Call us today for a consultation at (414) 271-9595 or contact us online.

Written by Michael Hart & Craig Powell

Last Updated : February 11, 2022