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Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik
505 King St. Suite 300 La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
Initial Consultation 608-519-4788
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A La Crosse Criminal Defense Attorney Who Fights for You and Your Rights

Strong defense against felony and misdemeanor charges from a persistent and determined lawyer

If you are charged with a crime, you need an experienced attorney to fight for your acquittal and give you the best opportunity to avoid incarceration, fines, and other consequences. Our firm offers the assistance of a former prosecutor handling criminal charges such as:

  • Robbery
  • Theft
  • Assault and battery
  • Traffic violations
  • Drug offenses
  • White collar crimes
  • Sex crimes and rape
  • Homicide and murder

The price of conviction for criminal conduct is high. Wisconsin felonies are punishable by imprisonment in state prison. Even the lowest class of felony carries a maximum fine of $10,000 and imprisonment of up to three-and-a-half years. More serious felonies can result in fines of up to $100,000 and life imprisonment. Your personal freedom and well-being demand that you contact an attorney as soon as you are charged with criminal conduct. At Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, Attorneys & Counselors at Law, you are represented by a defense lawyer committed to protect your rights who is part of the area's most well-established law firm.

Protect Your Rights with a Lawyer You Can Trust to Get Results

If you are under investigation or you have been charged with a crime, it is important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights. Even before you are charged, police officers and other law enforcement officials are collecting evidence to be used against you in court. Our experienced La Crosse criminal defense attorneys will take immediate action in your case to collect all necessary evidence to bolster your defense.

Having a criminal record is a significant burden to individuals, even after time is served and fines are paid. A criminal record can create significant obstacles when seeking employment or other benefits and opportunities in daily life. An aggressive, creative, and comprehensive defense is the best chance you have to avoid the negative effect of a lasting mark on your life. Our firm also works to have criminal records expunged in those cases where expunction is permitted by law. We handle all your criminal law needs involving misdemeanors, felonies, trials and appeals.

Experienced, Results-Driven Criminal Defense

Our attorneys are experienced in helping clients avoid or minimize civil or criminal liability. We have maintained a reputation as aggressive and well-prepared attorneys with judges, prosecutors, and police officers. Our experience includes successfully defending clients against all types of criminal allegations.

Helping defendants when criminal charges affect family law issues

Criminal cases often arise when conflict between spouses and other family members escalates. At Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, you gain the benefit of a criminal defense attorney who also practices in the area of family law. This allows us to bring greater insight and understanding to the issues at hand if you are charged with a crime involving family members. We work to minimize the effect of criminal conduct charges on the resolution of family law matters.

Contact a criminal defense attorney when your freedom and future are at stake

At Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, we defend people charged with and accused of crimes. We are available to make in-custody visits to interview and talk with those being held in jail or prison. Our office is accessible by bus and located blocks from the Mississippi River, close to the Cass Street Bridge. Contact us online or call us at 608-519-4788.