State of Wisconsin v. CJR
When C was charged with 26 counts of Felony Embezzlement, she thought her life was over. Based on the allegations, the prosecutor believed that she stole over $22,000.00 from her employer. She faced over 150 years in prison if convicted. C had hired another attorney who had advised her to quickly take a deal with the hopes that they could convince the judge not to go along with the DA's prison sentence recommendation.
County of S v. TP
Mr. P was driving home one night after enjoying dinner at a supper club. He had two glasses of wine and did not feel impaired. However, the police pulled him over for speeding and simple traffic violation turned into a life-changing nightmare for Mr. P.
State of Wisconsin v. RD
R was driving home one night when he didn't see the stop sign at an intersection and ran into another vehicle, injuring six people. To make matters worse, this was R's 3rd time being arrested for drunk driving. Kirk dug through the old records from the prior convictions and found an argument that his constitutional rights had been violated.
State of Wisconsin v. LB
Having lived her life as a peaceful, churchgoing member of the community, all who knew her were surprised when L suddenly had a mental breakdown and viciously attacked her husband. She was charged with a serious felony, facing many years in prison.
State of Wisconsin v AJT
A was accused of a violent battery against another person, who ended up in the hospital. Many people present at the party believed that they saw B there earlier and that he had returned with a group of people to assault the victim.
United States v. JW
WJ was charged with stealing military equipment from a National Guard unit in Western Wisconsin. WJ had two previous lawyers, both of whom told him to plead guilty because there was nothing that could be done. Kirk took on the case and immediately set to work with a detailed investigation into the Army's accountability process and flaws in the supply documentation system.
State of Wisconsin v. BNB
B was at a bar and a group of ruffians decided that they didn't like the way that B looked. The rowdy group followed B into the men's room and attacked him, repeatedly punching and kicking him. B was hit so hard in the face that his eye swelled shut.
Have you ever worried about where your next meal would come from? Or maybe where you and your children could stay during a cold winter night? Unfortunately, worrying about those things are normal to Milwaukee's homeless population and homeless populations around the world.
John Birdsall joins fellow Wisconsin criminal defense attorney, Kirk Obear on The Legal Defense Show on WHBL out of Sheboygan. In this episode, Kirk introduces John's background and speaks to his commitment to the criminal defense field.
Kirk and John dive into some of today's most popular legal topics including mass shootings throughout the county, the impact of forensic science on the criminal defense system, and even the criminal defense system in South Africa.
On Nov. 4, 2013, Attorney John A. Birdsall traveled to Washington D.C. to be admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Admittance to the bar of the United States Supreme Court is a great honor for any lawyer. John is particularly proud of this accomplishment. While it is rare for a case to reach the United States Supreme Court, this honor is a validation of John's experience and dedication which has made him one of Wisconsin's best criminal defense lawyers. In order to receive this honor, a current member of the Supreme Court Bar must file a motion of nomination and then that motion must be granted by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Originally submitted: Sunday, 15 December 2013 07:35