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Eau Claire Criminal Defense Attorneys

Legal Defense for Criminal Charges in Wisconsin

If you are convicted of a crime, you can face life-altering consequences. Not only can these include fines and incarceration, but you can experience biased treatment by your neighbors and other members of your community. That’s why it’s vital to ensure you contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can help you improve your odds in court.

Our attorneys at Otto & Steiner Law, S.C. can render the legal support and services you need during this critical time. With our representation, you can not only understand your legal options but also increase your odds of reaching a favorable outcome for your situation. With our focus on personalized service, a better future is possible – but only if you act now to secure legal representation that can help you protect your rights.

Learn how our criminal defense lawyers in Eau Claire can help by calling Otto & Steiner Law, S.C. at (715) 200-4206.

Criminal Charges We Can Help You Beat

Our attorneys can assist clients accused of a wide variety of criminal offenses at all levels of severity. No attorney can guarantee results, but we’re confident that our focus on individualized legal service can improve our clients’ odds of securing a favorable outcome.

Contact us today if you or a loved one was arrested for any of the following:

  • Misdemeanors
  • Felonies
  • DUI
  • Violent Crimes (except homicide)
  • Theft Crimes (including robbery)
  • Drug Crimes

If you aren’t sure if your charges are like those above, you can get in touch with Otto & Steiner Law, S.C. to learn more about our firm’s full capabilities. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys in Eau Claire have the knowledge and skill necessary to assist those facing most criminal allegations.

What’s the Difference Between a Misdemeanor & a Felony?

The main difference between a misdemeanor and a felony is the level of severity of the alleged crime. A misdemeanor offense is considered to be less serious than a felony, so it often carries less serious penalties for a conviction than a felony does.

There are various levels of misdemeanors and felonies. All levels of misdemeanors can be punished with jail time, a fine or both. Felony convictions are penalized more severely, with even steeper fines and lengthy prison sentences.

What Should I Do After My Arrest?

If you were arrested by the police, immediately invoke your right to remain silent and demand legal counsel. These are your Constitutional rights under the Fifth and Sixth Amendments, and invoking them can’t be used against you if your case goes to trial.

Remember that anything else you say to police investigators can and will be used against you in court. For this reason, don’t try to talk your way out of an arrest. Not only will your attempt fail, but something you say may be used to incriminate you for a crime you didn’t commit.

Immediately inform the police that you wish to consult with an attorney, then contact our criminal defense lawyers in Eau Claire for help!

Personalized & Proactive Legal Counsel

When you contact Otto & Steiner Law, S.C. for help, you can benefit from our attorneys’ focus on personalized and proactive legal counsel.

This means we’ll strive to provide you with legal support that takes your unique situation into account. We’ll also keep a close eye on the details of your case so that we can identify opportunities and risks while explaining your options to you.

Although anything can happen in court, we’re confident this approach can make important differences in our clients’ cases.

Choose Otto & Steiner Law, S.C. for Your Legal Defense

Otto & Steiner Law, S.C. also offers decades of combined legal experience. That means we’re very familiar with the criminal justice system and how to help a client achieve the best possible outcomes.

We’re also honest, which means we won’t make promises we can’t keep or encourage false hope just to alleviate a client facing difficult odds. That said, we do offer compassionate legal counsel that respects your dignity as a person who may have been unfairly or falsely accused of a crime.

Learn more about the legal support Otto & Steiner Law, S.C. can provide when you contact us online.


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