When facing a criminal charge, your future is too important to entrust it with just anyone, and the police are not on your side. If you have been accused of a crime in Dane County or the surrounding area in Wisconsin, you need a criminal defense attorney who will take forceful action on your behalf.
If you are looking for a criminal defense lawyer in Madison, this is the place to start. At the law office of Nicholson Goetz & Otis, S.C., defending clients against state and federal prosecution and criminal charges is all we do.
By focusing primarily on Wisconsin criminal defense law, our criminal attorneys have developed in-depth knowledge of Wisconsin criminal defense statutes, case law and criminal defense procedures used in the local courts. We know the local players as well — the judges, prosecutors, investigators and other professionals whose work will impact your case and criminal charges.
We also know how to protect your constitutional rights and the actions that prosecutors may take to violate those rights. We don’t let that happen to our clients. As part of a serious criminal defense, we will take every action possible within the bounds of the law to protect your rights and your freedom.
Our criminal defense lawyers and criminal defense attorneys in Madison, Wisconsin, handle a full range of misdemeanor and felony charges in state courts, including:
including sexual assault, statutory rape, child pornography and college Title IX hearings
including deaths that result from car accidents, drug overdoses, felony murder and intentional homicide
including battery, manslaughter and sexual assault
involving several layers of charges and restraining orders
from minor in possession to manufacturing and trafficking charges
and other drunk driving charges, or those related to driving without a license, reckless homicide and routine traffic offenses
including disorderly conduct and other minor offenses that still impact your life
a serious offense that involves promoting individuals for labor or prostitution against their will
complex crimes that require a sensitive touch and a thorough knowledge of the law to avoid heavy penalties
We also represent clients in juvenile criminal defense court matters. We have in-depth knowledge of the juvenile justice system and help minors achieve the best possible results when facing criminal allegations. Minors accused of crimes such as shoplifting, possession of a fake ID, vandalism, DWI and minor in possession are treated differently from adults. In more serious matters such as homicide, rape and sexual assault, however, juveniles can be tried as adults. We have the knowledge, experience and resources to handle even the most serious matters.
There are many misconceptions when it comes to the criminal defense process and criminal justice in general. Our criminal defense attorneys are here to dispel those misconceptions and provide you with the knowledge that your case is in the hands of a skilled representative and officer of the law.
When you talk with one of our criminal lawyers during your free 30-minute initial consultation, we will review any paperwork you have received and get your side of the story. We will then walk you through the procedural steps of a criminal case in Wisconsin court. We will explain what needs to be done and when — helping you understand your choices and the best strategies to beat your case.