Misdemeanors and Felonies
The lawyers at DAVEY & GOLDMAN have been representing clients charged with criminal conduct for decades. We have obtained acquittals at trial, dismissal of all charges in settlement negotiations, and negotiated settlements to reduced charges for our clients. We have also had crucial evidence suppressed in many cases. Our philosophy is to prepare every case for trial even though most cases settle without a trial because we feel this is the best strategy to leverage your facts in obtaining a more favorable result. In addition, we advise you of every legal battle we think you may have and with your consent we would file motions to suppress, dismiss, or exclude evidence in your case.
At DAVEY & GOLDMAN we offer free initial consultations on all criminal misdemeanor and felony cases. We will sit down with you and discuss the specific facts of your case and tell you what we think a likely outcome will be for you, what possible defenses you may have, what we would charge you to represent you in your case.
Helpful Information for You
1st Offenses: If you have never been charged or convicted of a crime before this situation, you should consult with a lawyer so that you can protect your public record and reputation. It is possible to resolve a first offense criminal charge without a conviction.
Constitutional Rights and Basic Information You Should Know
- You have a Constitutional right to remain silent – meaning you do not have to answer police questions regarding your conduct.
If an officer asks for your identifying information such as your name and address, you should provide this information. However, beyond this basic information you do not have to discuss any particular situation with a police officer.
- You have a right to an attorney – meaning you can demand the police stop talking to you until your attorney is present by simply stating you want an attorney.
- Police have the right to lie to you in order to obtain harmful information from you.
- If you are arrested in Dane County you should have your first court appearance within 72 hours of arrest if you are not released.
- If a criminal charge was filed against you with a warrant the lawyers at DAVEY & GOLDMAN can help you resolve the warrant issue so you do not have to be arrested in order to remove the warrant.