For almost all of us there are moments in our past that make us take a step back and reflect on the current path we are on. If you have been accused of a crime and the case is ongoing, it is in your best interest to hire an attorney. While a case is ongoing, an attorney is able to start working on an expunction, if you are interested in having your record be permanently sealed. Having a criminal record is something that can follow you around for the rest of your life, but it doesn’t have too. The attorneys at Southworth & Stamman have been successful in handling expunctions and ensuring that your past will stay sealed so long as there is not a court order to have it opened again.
Apart from having the peace of mind of putting your past behind you, a successful expunction helps an individual to find better employment, get an apartment, go to a certain school, or enjoy other liberties that may have been hindered due to your criminal past. In Adams County, Wisconsin, the guidelines for expunging a record include an individual being under the age of 25 at the time of the offense, excluding certain felonies, successfully completing their sentence, and if probation was enforced, it not being violated.
If you are looking to start a fresh chapter in your life, but have been apprehensive due to a checkered past, contact us today. Your life does not have to remain altered due to past mistakes. To arrange your free consultation with a skilled Wisconsin defense lawyer, please call us today at 608-254-9589 or contact us online.
With the holidays coming up, schedules are quickly getting filled with parties and get togethers. For many, we will be indulging in food and drink, celebrating the season. Unfortunately, choosing to get behind the wheel after these celebrations can result in a DUI. In Adams County, the consequences of a DUI are very serious and if it is a first offense or not, your life can be changed in an instant. Immediately following the accusation of driving under the influence, you should be prepared for the following:
With all of the possible implications above, it should be clear that no matter how much you indulged, drinking and driving is never worth it. If you do find yourself in this situation, hiring an attorney as soon as possible, is always in your best interest. The attorneys at Southworth & Stamman are here to work with you if you are serious about fighting the charges that have been brought against you. As former prosecutors, we will use our skills to expose weaknesses in their case against you. 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.
For anyone accused of a crime, the thought of having a suspended license may seem like no big deal and easy to get around. They may think that if they are extra cautious on the road, how will anyone know that they are not legally permitted to be operating a motor vehicle? Unfortunately, many people find out the hard way that driving with a suspended license is a crime in Wisconsin if you have a second offense or more within three years, no matter what county you are in, and could result in additional criminal charges. In the state of Wisconsin, law currently states that penalties for driving with a suspended license could include the following:
First and foremost, as attorneys, we would advise anyone with a suspended license to stay off the roads. As humans though, we understand that at times we feel invincible and will do as we please. If this is the case and you are pulled over with a suspended license, contact us before making any statements to law enforcement. It does not matter whether or not you have a “good” reason for being behind the wheel, the prosecution will do their best to prove you are guilty. Having an attorney on your side defending and advising you in this critical time could mean a difference in verdicts. To arrange your free consultation with a skilled Wisconsin defense lawyer, please call us today at 608-254-9589 or contact us online.
Right now in our country, it is hard to turn on the television or login to social media without hearing about The Second Amendment and the right to bear arms. In Sauk County, as well as throughout Wisconsin, concealed carry is permissible for those with the proper permits and individuals who have not been found guilty of a felony. If an individual has been convicted of a felony, whether in-state or out-of-state, owning a firearm would be illegal. In the state of Wisconsin, other reasons that make owning a firearm illegal include the following:
(a) The person has been convicted of a felony in this state.
(b) The person has been convicted of a crime elsewhere that would be a felony if committed in this state.
(bm) The person has been adjudicated delinquent for an act committed on or after April 21, 1994, that if committed by an adult in this state would be a felony.
(c) The person has been found not guilty of a felony in this state by reason of mental disease or defect.
(d) The person has been found not guilty of or not responsible for a crime elsewhere that would be a felony in this state by reason of insanity or mental disease, defect or illness.
(e) The person has been committed for treatment under s. 51.20 (13) (a) and is subject to an order not to possess a firearm under s. 51.20 (13) (cv) 1., 2007 stats.
If you have been accused of illegally owning a firearm, it is in your best interest to hire an attorney as soon as possible. At Southworth and Stamman, we understand, and we can help. Our Wisconsin Dells defense lawyers are former prosecutors who know how to navigate the criminal justice system on behalf of the accused. We are here to protect your rights, your reputation and your freedom.
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