Elkhorn Criminal Defense Lawyer

It is important to take criminal charges seriously — especially in southeastern Wisconsin courts. Local prosecutors often take aggressive action to bring cases against defendants. Without proper representation, defendants may risk consequences, including jail time, probation, community service and fines.

At Murphy, Volbrecht & Kuehn, our Elkhorn criminal defense attorneys represent clients facing criminal charges in Wisconsin state courts. We defend against charges such as:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Drug crimes
  • Domestic violence
  • Murder/manslaughter
  • Sexual assault
  • Robbery and theft
  • Weapons charges
  • Probation and parole violations
  • Traffic offenses

When we handle a criminal defense case, we focus on achieving the best possible results through innovative legal strategies. We often seek to have felonies reduced to misdemeanors, to have charges dropped or to have our clients found not guilty at trial. Other options may be available as well. These include delayed entry of judgment or a delayed prosecution agreement. 

Depending on the situation, we may recommend drug treatment for our clients as a way to help reduce the potential consequences of a conviction. We also seek to have evidence excluded from court if that evidence was obtained illegally in violation of your constitutional rights.

Alpine Valley Drunk Driving and Drug Crimes

We represent people accused of crimes involving drugs of all types, including marijuana, LSD, ecstasy, psychedelic mushrooms, cocaine, heroin and prescription narcotics. The charges range from delivery of drugs to drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, or battery and disorderly conduct.

Many of our clients are people who were arrested while visiting Wisconsin from out of the area, often while attending concerts at the Alpine Valley Music Theater in East Troy. They come to see bands such as Phish, Aerosmith, Pearl Jam or Rush. Unfortunately, things do not go as planned. The police take aggressive action against concert goers and many are arrested for crimes ranging from drunk driving (also called DWI/DUI/OUI) to drug possession.

We have experience working with out-of-town clients. In some cases, we can resolve matters without the defendant having to return to Wisconsin.

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If you have received a ticket while in Wisconsin, you should take the matter seriously. Ignoring the matter can only make the consequences worse down the line. These include a criminal record that can limit your employment options and keep you from getting student loans. Instead, contact the lawyers at Murphy, Volbrecht & Kuehn for a free 30-minute consultation about your options.

OUI: Drunk Driving Cases

At Murphy, Volbrecht & Kuehn, we represent people who have been accused of operating their vehicles under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Our clients are people who were stopped while driving their cars or trucks, or while operating snowmobiles or boats.

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If you have been arrested for OUI (sometimes called drunk driving, DUI or DWI), getting an attorney sooner is better than getting an attorney later. You only have a limited amount of time to request an administrative challenge to save your driver's license. Taking early action can protect your license. It can also help your criminal defense attorney examine the evidence against you, making sure that illegally obtained evidence is never used against you in court.

In Wisconsin, people who refuse blood, breath or urine tests face severe consequences. If you are convicted for unreasonable refusal, you could lose your license for a year on the first offense. The conviction counts as a prior conviction for sentencing purposes, potentially making your sentence longer if you are convicted of another drunk driving offense.

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Please contact our Elkhorn law firm with questions about the legal matters that affect you. We are available by calling 262-723-4110 or by completing our online contact form. Our attorneys are available five days a week, as well as evenings and weekends by appointment. Home and hospital visits are available.