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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.