With the number of crime programs currently on television, you have probably heard the term “bond hearing”. But, unless you have had personal experience with the law, you may not fully understand what is going on or are aware of the benefits of having an attorney present.
According to the Wisconsin State Legislature, the initial appearance before a judge occurs when,
“any person who is arrested shall be taken within a reasonable time before a judge in the county in which the offense was alleged to have been committed. The initial appearance may be conducted on the record by telephone or live audiovisual means under s. 967.08. If the initial appearance is conducted by telephone or live audiovisual means, the person may waive physical appearance.”
Being accused of a crime and having to show up to a bond hearing can cause a lot of stress on an individual, whether or not this the first time or there have been run ins with the law in the past. Having an attorney present at Bond Hearings is beneficial for many reasons. First, as stated in the Miranda Rights, you have a right to an attorney, whether or not you can afford one. Second, being in front of a judge and being accused of a crime can bring up a lot of emotions. Having someone by your side that is fighting for you can help calm your nerves. And lastly, an attorney knows the law and will fight for you. If they feel the bond is not conducive to the crime, they can bring up facts and work towards getting it reduced.
The sooner you contact one of our defense attorneys, the better chance we have of helping you. It is important to talk to a knowledgeable lawyer as soon as possible, even if charges have not been filed, but you have reason to believe they may be forthcoming.
In Juneau County Wisconsin, the possession of Heroin is a very serious offense. Under the current law, the weight of possible punishment is dependent on the amount of heroin that was on the person at the time of the arrest, whether the individual in question knew about the possession, and if there was an intent to sell, manufacture, or traffic the drugs.
We understand that there are times people get caught up in situations or were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. We will work tirelessly to defend your rights and freedom regardless of whether you are a first time offender or have had run ins with the law in the past.
The best thing you can do for yourself is to contact representation immediately after the incident. Waiting to hire an attorney only allows the prosecutors to start building a case against you. The sooner you talk to us, the sooner we can start working on your case and learn the facts.
With law offices in Wisconsin Dells, we serve clients throughout central Wisconsin as well as those who were visiting here from other states. Our defense attorneys are former prosecutors. Having stood in the shoes of the prosecution, we are able to anticipate and counter the strategies they are likely to use against drug crime defendants.
For many, there is a belief that estate planning is only for those that have accrued a lot in assets over their lifetime, but this is a misconception. Every person that has contributed to a 401(k), owns a home, or has a savings account, needs to plan for the future.
Some of the basics that go into estate planning, include hiring a trusted attorney who can help guide you through the creation of the estate planning documents. The documents that should be included in your plan are a will, power of attorney, and a healthcare proxy. Other information that you may want documented would include anything you want your loved ones to be aware of should you pass away.
Although it is not required by law that all estate plans be created in the presence of an attorney, having someone with the knowledge of how gifts, heirs, power of attorney, and taxes will be taken care of, without having a stake in the estate, will ensure there is no bias or influence in your decision making.
Taking control of your finances and your future will help safeguard all that you worked for in life. In the case of an untimely passing, having an estate plan can help ease the burden placed upon family and loved ones.
At Southworth and Stamman, LLC, we can help you take control of your estate planning matters by establishing strong documents that stand up to scrutiny. Allow our Wisconsin Dells estate planning lawyers to help you safeguard your finances, ensure you have a say in future medical decisions and enhance your life legacy.
For many, Labor Day weekend is the final hoorah of summer. Often celebrated with barbecues, get togethers, and final trips to the beach. Unfortunately for some, most celebrations involved long days in the sun with alcohol, and later, getting behind the wheel. If you were pulled over this past weekend and accused of a DUI in Juneau County, you may feel like you have nowhere to turn. Being pulled over and accused of a DUI is a sobering experience and a situation that many don’t think they’ll ever find themselves in.
Although a DUI does not immediately mean a conviction, it can carry very serious consequences, even if it is a first offense. Our defense lawyers are former prosecutors who know how to identify and expose weaknesses in the state's case against you. We will explore every viable defense strategy, including challenging the stop, the breath and blood tests, the field sobriety tests, and other elements of the arrest and investigation. We will defend your rights in the criminal justice system as well as in the administrative process of defending your driver's license, including lifting a suspension or revocation.
If you are serious about fighting this charge, our lawyers are here to defend your rights. To arrange your free initial consultation with an experienced OWI/DUI defense attorney in Wisconsin Dells, please contact us online or by telephone at 608-254-9589.
Southworth & Stamman, LLC.