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When a criminal investigation or criminal charges threatens your rights, your reputation and your future, who can you turn to for the skilled representation you can count on to protect what matters most to you?

Super Lawyers allows you to identify the lawyers who have earned the respect of their peers in the legal industry.

Monday, 25 October 2021 09:39

Your Choice Of Attorney Matters

If it were up to us, Wisconsin would rank first in things like quality of life, best place to raise a family, and best place to practice law. Unfortunately, a recent report from The Sentencing Project places Wisconsin at the top of a category that highlights racial disparities in our criminal justice system. “The report found that despite black people accounting for just 6% of Wisconsin’s population, they make up 42% of the state’s prison population and are incarcerated at 12 times the rate of white people.”

Public opinion and Wisconsin criminal law are often in harmony. A recent homicide in Kenosha that involves the actions of a sex trafficking victim has replaced that harmony with a large fault line.

The case of Chrystul Kizer has made local and national news. Kizer was 17 years old when she killed her alleged abuser, started his home on fire and stole his car.

Tuesday, 07 September 2021 16:34

Protecting Your Immigration Status In Wisconsin

If you are an immigrant residing in Wisconsin, you should know how your criminal record can affect your immigration proceedings. There are many technical ins and outs of how the law works and which convictions may result in deportation. Wisconsin criminal defense attorneys will be able to help you decode this legal jargon and potentially even avoid conviction. Wisconsin criminal defense lawyers will also help advise you during your case, informing you of your rights and any courses of action you can take to avoid deportation. Without a skilled lawyer, you will be left to navigate the legal system without an experienced guide on the different types of crime that may warrant your deportation.

The National Trial Lawyers Announces Nicole Muller as One of Its Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in Wisconsin

The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that Nicole Muller of Birdsall Obear & Associates LLC has been selected for inclusion into its Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in Wisconsin, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field. Membership in this exclusive organization is by invitation only and is limited to the top 40 attorneys in each state or region who have demonstrated excellence and have achieved outstanding results in their careers in either civil plaintiff or criminal defense law.

Although several states allow marijuana for medical or recreational use, the federal government’s marijuana ban conflicts with the states’ laws. Currently, marijuana is classified as a Substance 1 controlled substance under federal law.

The George Floyd case stunned the country, led to nationwide protests and resulted in the rare conviction of a police officer. Had the fatal arrest not been recorded, there is a small chance that the case outcome would have been the same. The video evidence allowed the country to view the situation with their own eyes, as an alternative to listening to a police officer’s account. In cases where video evidence is not present, police officers are typically not convicted. 

If you are facing OWI charges in Wisconsin, you may be dealing with a positive breathalyzer test. It is important for you to be aware that breathalyzers are not one hundred percent accurate. Challenging the results of your breathalyzer test is paramount. There are numerous legal factors and substances that can lead to a false positive.

It is always wonderful to see someone rewarded for outstanding work to restore justice and trust in public institutions. The same admiration met Attorney John Birdsall when he was awarded the prestigious Martin Hanson Memorial Prize.
Monday, 15 March 2021 07:06

What is Self-Incrimination?

Have you heard during an arrest or trial the mentioning of the slogan, "I plead the Fifth"? What does it mean, or what's the implication of taking such a stand?
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