"“Domestic Abuse" means any of the following engaged in by an adult person against his or her
spouse or former spouse, against an adult with whom the person resides or formerly resided or
against an adult with whom the person has a child in common.”
If you have been accused of domestic violence in the state of Wisconsin, it does not necessarily
mean a conviction. If you are convicted though, the implications could have an effect on your
child custody, right to own a firearm, and possible jail time. If the charge stems from a single-
incident or there is a reported history of violence, time is of the essence and hiring an attorney
to protect your rights should be a priority.
Being accused of domestic violence is detrimental to your reputation and well-being. At
Southworth and Stamman we understand that there are two sides to every story and we will do
everything in our power to bring the facts to light and support you.
No matter what anyone says or thinks about this domestic assault accusation, you are innocent
until proven guilty in the eyes of the law. If you want to talk to an attorney who believes in the
rights of the accused, we will be here for you. Call us today at 608-254- 9589 or please contact
In the state of Wisconsin, law enforcement officials actively seek out those committing drug crimes. If you are facing criminal charges due to drug trafficking, it is in your best interest to get a local and seasoned attorney as quickly as possible that can start building a case in your defense. For trafficking charges in the state of Wisconsin, the class felony that is assigned depends on the amount of drugs that were intended to be sold, as well as the type of drug. For example, cocaine and heroin generally carry more serious consequences than marijuana.
Our attorneys also have experience defending cases in which the accused have been charged with the unauthorized possession of prescription drugs such as Oxycontin, Oxycodone, Valium, and Adderall with the intent to sell.
As with all cases, there will never be one penalty or conviction for all cases. Attorneys at Southworth and Stamman have law offices in Wisconsin Dells and serve clients throughout Central Wisconsin. We represent both residents and out-of-state people charged with crimes, meaning we can help you whether you are a resident of the state or visiting.
The sooner our attorneys can start working on your behalf, the better chance you have of obtaining a favorable result. To arrange your free initial consultation, please contact our law offices online or by telephone at 608-254-9589.
Criminal charges can have a severe impact on the rest of your life. If you’re an immigrant living in the United States and you’ve been charged with a crime, the situation is even more sensitive. Whatever the crime may be, it is important that you take the proper steps in order to move on from the situation as quickly as possible and with minimal consequences.
It is important to talk to a defense attorney before making any statements to law enforcement officials. An attorney understands the interworking of more laws more than the average person. Furthermore, a non-citizen should also hire a defense attorney familiar with immigration law. Depending on the severity of the crime, it is possible that as an immigrant, your visa could be revoked, citizenship taken away, or face possible deportation. With your livelihood at stake, it is all the more important to have a professional by your side that understands the legal system.
There a few ways in which you can avoid deportation. The first being to avoid deportable conviction in criminal court. Secondly, go through the process to obtain post-conviction relief. Lastly, to obtain some form of relief from deportation in immigration court.
The legality of criminal charges can be tricky and even more so as an immigrant. That is why it is helpful to work with an attorney as we understand the system and have experience with immigrant cases similar to your own.
America is know as the “land of the free and home of the brave.” Whether you were born in the United States or immigrated and was naturalized to gain citizenship, do you know just what it means to live in the “land of the free”? Do you understand your rights as a citizen in the “home of the brave”?
The majority of United States citizen rights are addressed in The Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments of the Constitution. The First Amendment is all about freedom--of speech, press, and expression---and how Congress cannot pass laws that inhibit these freedoms. The Second Amendment preserves citizen rights to weapons and Third Amendment prohibits government from forcing citizens to house soldiers. The Fourth and Fifth Amendments deal with search and seizure and the government taking property without probable cause. The Fifth Amendment also includes the beginning framework for fair trial. Trial is further outlined in the Sixth and Seventh Amendments ensuring that citizens receive trial before a jury in a timely fashion. The eighth amendment outlaws cruel and unusual punishment. The Ninth Amendment clarifies that you are not limited to the rights listed in The Bill of Rights. In conclusion, The Tenth Amendment distributes any Congressional power that is not specifically outlined in the Constitution to the individual states or to the citizens.
Further amendments have been added throughout time as our country had developed and society shifts. For example, the Fourteenth Amendment states that any immigrant that has been naturalized is recognized as a citizen. The Fifteenth and Sixteenth Amendments state that rights cannot be withheld from citizens based on race, color, or gender.
It is important to understand your rights so that if you are ever faced with legal charges, you get the treatment you deserve.
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