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Misdemeanor for Battery Reduced to Citation for Disorderly Conduct, Client was charged with misdemeanor battery after a fight outside of a downtown restaurant; successfully argued that self-defense may have been an issue and DA’s office agreed to a negotiated settlement thereby reducing the misdemeanor battery count to a simple disorderly conduct citation short of trial.

Case No. 21-CM-3765, Milwaukee County, Year: 2022

Hold-Open Agreement Granted and Dismissal for Noncitizen Client on Prostitution Citation, client was cited for solicitation of prostitution in police sting; successfully negotiated a hold-open agreement with the City Attorney with no admission of guilt by the defendant after consulting with an immigration attorney concerning immigration consequences to defendant, citation was dismissed after client complied with hold-open agreement.

City of Oak Creek v. AG, Year: 2022

Felony Referral Not Charged and Misdemeanors Charged Resolved with Fine only, Client was referred for a strangulation/suffocation count and misdemeanors in DV referral; after discussions with the DA’s office, the DA’s office charged only two misdemeanor counts and agreed to a conviction on the disorderly conduct count only with a fine only sentence after client successfully completed treatment, the court followed the recommendation and ordered a fine only sentence.

Case No. 22-CM-656, Waukesha County, Year: 2022

Hold-Open Granted and Citations Dismissed, Client was cited for loitering/prowling, criminal damage to property and obstructing an officer; after discussing clients health issues that played a large role in the incident with the Village Attorney, successfully negotiated a hold-open agreement with dismissal in 6 months which was approved by the court.

Village of Elm Grove v. EB, Year: 2022

First Offender Program Granted with Dismissal upon Completion, client was charged in a retail theft case; successfully negotiated for the first offender program whereby the charges will be dismissed upon completion of the program.

Case No. 22-CM-166, Jefferson County, Year: 2022

Time Served only sentence, client was charged in multi-state identity theft and forgery ring scheme.  After negotiations showing client was being used by ring leaders, the district attorney’s office agreed to a time served sentence of 30 days the client had already served and court costs; client was able to return home to her home state.

Case No. 18-CF-474, Waukesha County, Year: 2022

Case Dismissed, Client was charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography,  After discovering a constitutional violation, defense filed an extensive motion to suppress all evidence recovered and extensive memorandums in support of suppression thereafter,  In an issue of first impression in Wisconsin of “compelled decryption” of the clients cell phone; successfully argued to the court that clients password was given by unconstitutional means and all evidence was thus suppressed and the case was dismissed,

Case No. 20-CF-1553, Racine County, Year: 2022

Deferred Prosecution on 1st Degree Sexual Assault of Child-Repeated Acts without sex offender registry, client was charged with 1st degree sexual assault of a child-repeated acts, after extensive motion briefing and the retention of expert witnesses by the defense, successfully negotiated for a deferred prosecution agreement on the 1st degree sexual assault of child count and a plea to two misdemeanor fourth degree sexual assault counts with expungement upon successful completion of probation (no jail time ordered), no sex offender registry ordered.

Case No. 21-CF-177, Sheboygan County, Year: 2022

No Prosecution for Robbery Use of Force, client was arrested for robbery use of force case, successfully negotiated a no prosecution decision with the assigned prosecutor.

Milwaukee County Referral on K.M., Year: 2021

Mandatory Minimum Sentence Ordered for Possession of Child Pornography, after lengthy defense motion briefing, successfully negotiated resolution for one count of possession of child pornography and successfully argued for the 3 year mandatory minimum sentence instead of the 8 year sentencing recommendation of the State.

Case No. 20-CF-1320, Racine County, Year: 2021

6 months in prison on Federal Indictment, client was charged in one of the country’s first PPP loan fraud cases, argued for a departure from the federal sentencing guideline range of 21-27 months and against government’s recommendation of 21 months, court ordered six months in prison.

Case No. 20-CR-196-4, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Year: 2021

Probation for Fleeing and Recklessly Endangering Safety, client was charged with fleeing and second degree recklessly endangering safety, successfully negotiated dismissal of the recklessly endangering safety count and court placed client on straight probation with no upfront jail instead of the prison term recommended by the State.

Case No. 20-CF-1363, Milwaukee County, Year: 2021

No Charges Issued, Client was arrested for felony Hit and Run Causing Injury; successfully negotiated with the State that there was not sufficient proof of the client’s guilt and the State agreed not to charge client.

Felony Referral on M.G., Milwaukee County, Year: 2021

Mandatory Minimum Sentence Ordered on Possession of Child Pornography, Client was charged in high profile Possession of Child Pornography case involving hundreds of images of child pornography; after providing the State with lengthy treatment records and extensive negotiations, the State agreed to allow client to plead to single count of possession of child pornography and to recommend the mandatory minimum sentence which the court followed.

Case No. 19-CF-1238, Milwaukee County, Year: 2020

Not Guilty Verdict, Client was charged with 1st Degree Sexual Assault of Person under 13 years of Age; successfully argued at trial that the police induced a false confession from the client after calling an expert witness and extensive cross examination of the interrogator; further argued the State failed to establish any sexual contact occurred, client was found not guilty by the jury.

Case No. 19-CF-356, Washington County, Year: 2020

Not Guilty Verdict, Client was charged with Felony Fleeing an Officer; at trial successfully argued that the client did not know the officer was trying to stop the client and the client was found not guilty.

Case No. 19-CF-163, Ozaukee County, Year: 2020

Probation for Employee Theft of $27,000.00, client was convicted of an employee theft of over $27,000.00; successfully negotiated a probation recommendation and the court placed the client on probation and ordered only half of theft amount as restitution.

Case No. 19-CF-1876, Milwaukee County, Year: 2020

Suppression Granted and Confession Suppressed, client is charged in first degree sexual assault of child case; drafted lengthy motion and successfully argued for the suppression of client’s confession on grounds that police tactics rendered confession involuntary, confession was ordered suppressed and cannot be used against client.

Case No. 19-CF-356, Washington County, Year: 2020

Diversion Agreement for Felony Substantial Battery, client was arrested for felony substantial battery after an altercation at a bar; successfully negotiated a diversion agreement for the client that will result in no charges being issued against client.

Diversion Agreement for W.L., Milwaukee County, Year: 2020

Case dismissed, client was charged with extremely serious human trafficking of a child for sexual purposes and second degree sexual assualt of a child; after lengthy defense investigation and negotiations with the district attorney’s office, the defense proved the clients factual innocence and the district attorney’s office agreed to dismiss all charges against the client.

Case No. 18-CF-5118, Milwaukee County, Year: 2019

Case dismissed, client was charged with endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon, obstructing an officer and disorderly conduct after a bystander was struck with shotgun pellets alleged to have been fired by the client; after investigation and negotiations with the district attorney’s office, the district attorney acknowledged there were proof problems with the case and agreed to dismissal of all criminal charges against the defendant.

Case No. 18-CM-1270, Kenosha County, Year: 2019

No charges issued, client was accused of sexual assault of a co-worker; after extensive defense investigation, the police department acknowledged the factual innocence of the client and did not even refer charges for review to the district attorney’s office and instead investigated the alleged victim for filing a false police report.

West Allis Police Department investigation of A.G., Year: 2019

Time Served on burglary charge, client was revoked from probation and the district attorney’s office was arguing for the client to serve 3 years in prison; the defense successfully argued for a time served sentence and the client was released after the sentencing hearing.

Case No. 09-CF-79, Ozaukee County, Year: 2019

Sexual Assault case charged as disorderly conduct and then dismissed. Successfully entered into a negotiated issuance wherein client avoided being charged with sexual assault of a fellow high school student and was instead charged with disorderly conduct; upon completion of certain conditions the case was dismissed.

Case No. 18-CM-1806, Waukesha County, Year: 2019

Homicide reduced by jury at trial. After a week long trial the jury agreed with the defense that client was not guilty of charged offense and reduced the first degree reckless homicide charge to negligent handling of a firearm resulting in death; the reduction changed the penalty from 60 years of imprisonment to a maximum of 5 years of initial confinement; co-defendant entered a guilty plea and received a 25 year sentence, my client went to trial and was sentenced to 5 years of initial confinement due to vigorous defense at the jury trial and winning the argument in front of the jury.

Case No. 17-CF-9, Walworth County, Year: 2018

Hold-open agreement granted. Successfully negotiated a hold-open agreement for a client cited for theft from business setting, once hold-open agreement is complete the citation will be dismissed.

City of Greenfield v. D.S., Year: 2018

No charges issued for sexual assault. Client was accused of sexual assault of a Marquette University student and convinced the district attorney’s office that the allegation was not credible and could not be proven at trial; district attorney agreed not to charge client.

Milwaukee County referral on K.O., Year: 2018

District Attorney declines to charge, represented client on referral for obstructing an officer; successfully convinced the district attorney’s office that no prosecution was warranted.

Ozaukee County, Referral on S.S., Year: 2018

Charge reduced, avoided mandatory minimum 5 year prison term for client. Successfully negotiated the reduction of Use of a Computer to Facilitate a Child Sex Crime charge to avoid the mandatory minimum 5 year prison term; client was sentenced to probation instead.

Case No. 17-CF-84, Taylor County, Year: 2018

Case Dismissed. Client was charged with First Degree Sexual Assault of a Child under 12 years old and Incest with Child. After extensive defense investigation and negotiation with the District Attorney’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office conceded that they could not prove their case and moved to dismiss the case.

Case No. 16-CF-3531, Milwaukee County, Year: 2017

Case dismissed. Client was charged with mailing narcotics to a prison inmate and successfully negotiated the dismissal of the case through extensive investigation and convincing the prosecutor that the defenses investigation proves client was not guilty.

Case No. 15-CF-299, Fond du Lac County, Year: 2016

Not Guilty Verdicts. Client was a Marquette University student charged with two felony counts of sexual assault against a fellow Marquette University student. After lengthy pretrial motion practice and a four-day jury trial, the jury returned verdicts of not guilty on all counts. Client acquitted of all charges at trial.

Case No. 14-CF-3898, Milwaukee County, Year: 2016

Case dismissed, intimidation of victim, felony bail jumping and obstructing an officer. After having client found not guilty at a jury trial of felony sexual assault, the prosecutor moved to dismiss this case. During sexual assault jury trial established that this case was flawed and unprovable.

Case No. 15-CF-980, Milwaukee County, Year: 2016

Case dismissed on defendant’s motion. Client charged with repeated acts of sexual assault of same child and court dismissed case after hearing defense motion challenging evidence and pleadings.

Case No. 15-CF-248, Fond du Lac County, Year: 2016

Case dismissed on defendant’s motions. Client was charged with five counts of possession of child pornography and court dismissed case on defendant’s motion.

Case No. 14-CF-444, Jefferson County, Year: 2015

Armed robbery-use of force case dismissed after convincing the charging DA of the factual innocence of my client prior to trial.

Case No. 2014-CF-122, Milwaukee County, Year: 2014

Burglary case charged against client. Successfully negotiated a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) for my client.

Case No. 2014-CF-685, Milwaukee County, Year: 2014

Client charged with employee theft in high profile Waukesha County case. Successfully negotiated a county ordinance violation (ticket) for client thereby avoiding a criminal conviction.

Case No. 2013-CM-1856, Waukesha County, Year: 2014

Client charged with three felony burglary counts. Successfully negotiated reduction to three misdemeanor counts of receiving stolen property and straight probation avoiding a felony conviction and any jail time.

Case No. 2014-CF-140, Waukesha County, Year: 2014

Hung Jury (Mistrial) – Case dismissed after jury trial by prosecution. Client was originally accused of operating without owner’s consent and Bail jumping but the charges were dismissed.

Case No. 12-CF-5451, Milwaukee County, Year: 2013

Mistrial Granted on fourth day of jury trial pursuant to defense motion, Five counts of repeated sexual assault of same child (First degree)

Case No. 08-CF-5410, Milwaukee County, Year: 2010

Suppression Motion Granted on remand from court of appeals and new trial ordered, 10 Count Criminal Complaint

Case No. 03-CF-2028, Milwaukee County, Year: 2007

Case Dismissed — Second-Degree Sexual Assault — Use of Force — Case dismissed after presenting case to the court

Case No. 10-CF-1033, Waukesha County, Year: 2010

Charge Amended to Lesser Offense — Misdemeanor hit-and-run, Charge amended to an ordinance ticket, Fine: $100.00

Case No. 13-CT-180, Milwaukee County, Year: 2013

*It is important to note that all cases are different and the above are examples of outcomes achieved.