“… anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law… you have a right to remain silent… you have a right to an attorney.”
Indeed, your rights are protected by the United States Constitution and the Wisconsin Constitution, but you must exercise your rights in order to be protected by them. The statements you make to cooperate with police will be the same statements that will appear in the charging papers used by the District Attorney to attempt to put you in jail or prison.
A felony charge will have long lasting effects on a person’s life; even misdemeanor charges can have major long-term consequences. No criminal case should ever be taken lightly.
The criminal and drunk driving defense lawyers at Hammett, Bellin & Oswald have handled cases ranging from high-profile, high-level felony offenses to low-level misdemeanor offenses. They out-prepare the prosecuting attorney, devote themselves to intensive research, and handle every case from the beginning as though it will go to trial. Through these commitments, they have obtained successful outcomes including dismissals and acquittals for their clients accused of offenses ranging from OWI to tax crimes and minimized the impact of criminal charges on the lives of others.
If you have been arrested for disorderly conduct, your right to bear arms (hunt, carry a gun, target practice) may be revoked. A disorderly conduct charge, in and of itself, is a misdemeanor. If, however, the disorderly charge is brought against you when the police believed that the disturbance occurred with a domestic partner, the charge is reclassified to a domestic disorderly conduct charge. A conviction for a domestic disorderly conduct charge will result in revocation of your right to keep and bear arms (as well as hunt, carry a gun, target practice, etc.).
A domestic partner is anyone with whom you currently or have previously lived, anyone with whom you have had a child, and can be extended to include any person involved in the domestic relations of anyone with whom an altercation occurs.
If you are convicted of possession of drugs, selling drugs, distribution of drugs or manufacturing of drugs, you may be barred from receiving Federal financial aid.
If you are arrested for drunk driving, you may be at risk for losing your driver’s license.
Under Wisconsin laws, an adult’s criminal record is publicly available on the Wisconsin Consolidated Court Automatic Program’s website, which is often referred to as CCAP. Dismissed charges may also appear. With the exception of traffic violations by person over 16 years of age, juvenile records are not available on CCAP.
If you have been arrested for a criminal or drunk driving offense, if you have been charged with a crime, or if you have already been convicted and want to appeal the conviction, please call Hammett, Bellin & Oswald at 920-720-0000 for a free initial consultation, or email the attorneys for a prompt response.
From the Neenah and Appleton Law Offices of Hammett, Bellin & Oswald, our criminal and drunk driving defense attorneys represent people throughout the Fox Valley and Northeastern Wisconsin, and most frequently appear in the criminal courts in Winnebago County (located in Oshkosh WI), Outagamie County (located in Appleton, WI), Brown County (located in Green Bay, WI), Fond du Lac County (located in Fond du Lac, WI), and Waupaca County (located in Waupaca, WI).