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    Finding the Right Neillsville Criminal Lawyer

    Facing criminal or DUI/OWI charges can be an overwhelming and frightening experience.  Finding the right lawyer can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Choosing the right attorney is crucial to navigating the criminal justice system and ensuring a favorable outcome.

    Our Verdicts Show How Much We Care

    Hire an attorney that has a proven track record of the results you want to see. If your lawyer just doesn’t have the time to put 100% of their effort into your case, keep shopping.

    Eau Claire County vs. Citizen Accused of Operating While Intoxicated and Operating with a Prohibited Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) at a .32 Level Attorney Mullen with Mullen, Schlough & Associates SCconvinced prosecutors just hours before a jury trial the defendant was not operating his vehicle. Even though video tapes and statements differed as to who was actually driving the truck the evening of the incident, Attorney Mullen convinced the District Attorney's Office such a discrepancy was not worth risking a jury trial over. The case was dismissed in its entirety. ***Case Dismissed By Prosecutors}***
    State vs. Citizen Accused of Operating While Intoxicated(BAC .32)

    Eau Claire County vs. Citizen Accused of Operating While Intoxicated and Operating with a Prohibited Alcohol Concentration at a .284 Level Through the showing of police tapes and direct testimony, Attorney Mullen established law enforcement failed to interview all the actors at the scene of an accident. One of the actors missed was the designated driver with the keys of the vehicle in his pocket during the time the defendant allegedly operated the vehicle. Three other individuals interviewed who worked for Emergency Medical Services were also impaired and leaving the bar. Attorney Mullen was able to show what actually happened that evening during the trial. Again the jury took little time in coming to a not guilty verdict. ***Not Guilty Jury Verdict***
    State vs. Citizen Accused of Operating While Intoxicated(BAC .284)

    Rusk County vs. Citizen Accused of Operating While Intoxicated and Operating with a Prohibited Alcohol Concentration at a.09 Level Attorney Mullen with Mullen, Schlough & Associates SCestablished, through cross examination of the State's own expert witness during the jury trial, the defendant's blood alcohol level was between .05 and .07. Through a chronological "walk-through" of when each alcoholic beverage was consumed, the exact volume of each drink and other important factors necessary for the expert to form a calculated blood alcohol level estimate, Attorney Mullen got into evidence an expert witness opinion showing when the defendant was operating the vehicle, he/she did not have a prohibited blood alcohol level in his/her system. Even though the official blood alcohol results showed a prohibited blood alcohol level, it was established such a level was obtained only AFTER the defendant ceased operating the vehicle. ***Not Guilty Jury Verdict***
    State vs. Citizen Accused of Operating While Intoxicated(BAC .09)

    Chippewa County vs. Citizen Accused of Operating While Intoxicated and Operating with a Prohibited Blood Alcohol Level (BAC) at a .09 Level Attorney Mullen with Mullen, Schlough & Associates SCestablished, through cross examination of the State's own expert witness during the jury trial, the defendant's blood alcohol level was between .05 and .07. Through a chronological "walk-through" of when each alcoholic beverage was consumed, the exact volume of each drink and other important factors necessary for the expert to form a calculated blood alcohol level estimate, Attorney Mullen got into evidence an expert witness opinion showing when the defendant was operating the vehicle, he/she did not have a prohibited blood alcohol level in his/her system. Even though the official blood alcohol results showed a prohibited blood alcohol level, it was established such a level was obtained only AFTER the defendant ceased operating the vehicle. ***Not Guilty Jury Verdict***
    State vs. Citizen Accused of Operating While Intoxicated(BAC .09)

    Eau Claire County vs. Citizen Accused of Operating While Intoxicated and Operating with a Prohibited Blood Alcohol Level (BAC) at a .09 Level Attorney Mullen with Mullen, Schlough & Associates SCestablished, through cross examination of the State's own expert witness during the jury trial, the defendant's blood alcohol level was between .05 and .07. Through a chronological "walk-through" of when each alcoholic beverage was consumed, the exact volume of each drink and other important factors necessary for the expert to form a calculated blood alcohol level estimate, Attorney Mullen got into evidence an expert witness opinion showing when the defendant was operating the vehicle, he/she did not have a prohibited blood alcohol level in his/her system. Even though the official blood alcohol results showed a prohibited blood alcohol level, it was established such a level was obtained only AFTER the defendant ceased operating the vehicle. ***Not Guilty Jury Verdict***
    State vs. Citizen Accused of Operating While Intoxicated(BAC .09)

    Burnett County vs, Citizen Accused of Operating Whille Intoxicated Defendant was charged with Operating While Intoxicated after being seen leaving a bar in a black pickup truck and supposedly the same pickup truck being found on the side of the road 30 minutes later. Attorney Mullen from Mullen, Schlough & Associates SC was able to show the court the defendant could not have driven the truck because it was not registered in his name. ***Case Dismissed By Court***
    State vs. Citizen Accused of Operating While Intoxicated

    Chippewa County vs. Citizen Accused of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault and Attempted Sexual Assault of a Child Attorney Mullen with the Mullen, Schlough & Associates SChad a client charged with sexual assault crimes. During the numerous hearings before trial, the victim recited her version of the incident at the onset. The story changed every time. By the time of trial, she stated the version she gave during the preliminary hearing was wrong. Additionally Attorney Mullen established a third-party defendant, establishing another might have committed the act. The defendant was quickly found not guilty by a jury. ***Not Guilty Jury Verdict***
    State vs. Citizen Accused of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault

    Chippewa County vs. Citizen Accused of Battery by an Inmate and 2nd Degree Sexual Assault The State could not show our client physically assaulted a fellow inmate during a preliminary hearing. Upon suggestion a continuance would be granted in order to allow the State time to prepare their case, he convinced the court not to allow it thereby ending the prosecution of the alleged felony. Immediately afterwards at the next preliminary hearing scheduled that day, Attorney Mullen established a sexual assault was not committed by showing the elements of the crime were not met. Within thirty minutes, Attorney Mullen had won two preliminary hearings ending two felony cases. ***2 Felonies Dismiss By The Court Within 45 Minutes***
    State vs. Citizen Accused of Battery by an Inmate and 2nd Degree Sexual Assault

    Eau Claire County vs. Citizen Accused of Substantial Battery The client was charged with Substantial Battery. Attorney Mullen was able, through his knowledge of the court process and how the system actually works, to get the case totally dismissed. ***Case Dismissed By Court***
    State vs. Citizen Accused of Substantial Battery

    Eau Claire County vs. Domestic Disorderly Conduct and Domestic Battery Attorney Mullen showed the prosecution, due to the nature of relationships among all parties involved, such a case would be fruitless for the State to try to win at trial. Such cases were dismissed entirely due to Attorney Mullen and various prosecutors experience in such areas. ***Case Dismissed Upon Defense Motion)***
    State vs. Citizen Accused of Domestic Disorderly Conduct & Domestic Battery

    Taylor County vs. Citizen Accused of Multiple First Degree Sexual Assault and Armed Robbery A client had been charged with multiple felony counts that could have led to over 150 years of imprisonment. The attorneys at Mullen, Schlough & Associates SC were able to investigate the matter and show that law enforcement did not properly investigate and jumped to conclusions based upon faulty voice recognition. Testimony elicited on cross examination of the alleged victim indicated a large number of inconsistencies and reasonable doubt lead to acquittal. ***Not Guilty Prosecutors Motion To Dismiss***
    State vs. Citizen Accused of Multiple First Degree Sexual Assault & Armed Robbery

    What People Say About Us

    There really is one hallmark of a good criminal defense attorney: whether in Neillsville, WI, Clark County or anywhere else is communication skills with a defendant pinpointing a strong defense addressing your legal needs. Criminal lawyers know not only a set of criminal offense codes, but a lawyer communicates the criminal law to their clients in a way that makes sense and give a better understanding of local state or federal crimes, whether misdemeanor or felony, to everyone. We protect your best interest whether that be a life in prison or just an arrest.

    “I just wanted to say thank you for giving me a 2nd chance in life. I was able to overcome the accident, and because of the plea deal that I received, I was able to start over and get my life back. At first, it was hard getting a job, but (some company) gave me an opportunity as an agent, and I’m making the most of it. I hope that the other clients that you serve can be helped as much as you helped me. Thanks Again.”
    - Collen Risher
    OWI Case

    Attorney - Mark Mullen

    ” Back in December 2012 I was charged with a 2nd offence D.U.I. due to a vehicle crash I created while driving drunk. The next morning after being let out of jail I went across the street to Mullen, Schlough & Associates. I presented my case to Attorney Scott Schlough and Attorney Mark Mullen.  They took action right away, both Attorneys filed a motion with the DMV of Wisconsin to preserve my drivers license. "
    - Rob Ciotti
    OWI Case – ’12

    Attorney - Scott Schlough

    “I just wanted to say thank you for helping me out when you did. It now has been 3 years since I had gotten arrested and found you. I am thankful that you helped me and the whole experience has changed my life for the better and now I am helping out other people that were in my shoes to help turn their life better. Again, thank you for defending me. God Bless”

    - Ruth Fane
    OWI Case

    Attorney - Mark Mullen

    Our Attorneys

    We are a law firm of criminal lawyers. and we handle no other type of case like personal injury or other related practice areas.  We are here to provide legal help either through a free consultation or if you hire us if you are facing criminal charges like felony drunk driving. Our criminal defense lawyers are in court every day working with local judges and prosecutors.  We know the local police, witnesses and justice system.  These are skills your local criminal lawyer needs to know.  Your lawyer needs to know all the elements of the criminal justice system.  That’s why you hire an attorney and pay their salary all in the effort to minimize your conviction.  A defendant’s hiring process and search for a good Neillsville, WI, Clark County, Wisconsin or Eau Claire county, Wisconsin criminal defense law firm should be taken lightly. The fee should be looked at but so should an example of what they have done for the defendant: ask what kind of jail time or other legal help other defendants who have committed similar crimes received.

    When defendants research in Neillsville, WI, Eau Claire county or Clark County, Wisconsin and decide before hiring the firm or counsel is the best representation choice look at resources, who is the most helpful, what criminal lawyers have the most trial and motion skills, trial wins and those criminal lawyers who can negotiate the best plea deal.  Research which lawyer is going to be most helpful to your side of the story.  Sometimes if you cannot afford our fee a judge may appoint us to your case.  We handle a court appointed case, a government paid, or public defender appointed case or private paid representation in the same manner:  all defendants deserve the utmost professional standard in representation, no matter how we are paid and to what fee.  When a defendant in Neillsville, WI, Clark County, Wisconsin or Eau Claire county, Wisconsin is facing criminal charges selects a lawyer sometimes their salary dictates who they can afford but how we represent them never changes, only 100% no matter what.  We represent our people to the best of our ability no matter how much we are getting paid…. period. We try to keep you out of prison either through a motion hearing or trial.

    Mark Mullen

    Mark R. Mullen

    Managing Partner – Business Operations

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    OWI Defense
    Email: mark.mullen@msa-attorneys.com
    Mobile: (715) 828-4780

    Attorney Mark Mullen spends most of his time managing Mullen, Schlough & Associates S.C. He uses his business education along with extensive knowledge of everyday law firm operations combined with 10 years courtroom experience to insure attorneys with the firm provide quality legal representation. In addition, he believes and strives to insure successful attorneys start with an organized office environment with highly trained and experienced staff providing attorneys to have only one issue on their minds: winning the case.

    Scott S. Schlough

    Scott S. Schlough

    Managing Partner – Legal Services

    Menomonie, Wisconsin

    Criminal Defense & OWI Defense
    Email: scott.schlough@msa-attorneys.com
    Mobile: (715) 821-1287

    Attorney Schlough attended the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where he studied Political Science and Communications. He also had to opportunity to complete two internships in the Minnesota government, first with the Minnesota House of Representatives and then with former Governor Tim Pawlenty. After completing his bachelor’s degree, he immediately enrolled in law school at William Mitchell College of Law. While at William Mitchell, Attorney Schlough was active in the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity and was also president of the Ski and Snowboard club at William Mitchell. He is licensed in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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    Sawan Talwar

    Practicing Attorney – Legal Services

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    Criminal Defense & OWI Defense
    Email: sawan.talwar@msa-attorneys.com
    Mobile: 715-497-8391

    Sawan attended the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, where he received a bachelor’s degree in microbiology. After spending time in the workforce, he later attended Minnesota State University, Mankato, where he received a master’s degree in biology. Coming from a science-heavy background, Sawan found his calling in criminal defense, by being able to combine his past experiences with the legal field. While in law school, Sawan spent a portion of his time getting practicable, real-world experience. At the University of St. Thomas School of Law, Sawan participated in the Misdemeanor Defense Externship, being place in Hennepin County. Additionally, he participated in the Law School’s Trademark Clinic and Compliance Externship. He also participated in serval clubs and was a part of a mentorship program for younger students. Outside of the Law School, Sawan was a law clerk for a criminal defense firm in Bloomington, MN before joining Mullen, Schlough, & Associates, S.C.

    Sawan believes that helping the client understand the legal process and education is at the forefront of effective defense. He understands that while some people have been through the system before, others have not and providing guidance is the first step for building trust.

    Common Criminal Law Questions

    Mullen, Schlough & Associates S.C. is a great place to get advice from experienced criminal defense attorneys. Whether you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor crime, it is important to understand your rights and know what questions to ask an attorney when looking for quality legal representation.

    What Types of Criminal Cases Do We Handle

    Good criminal attorneys and public defenders are key if you are ever facing Neillsville or Clark County criminal charges. Every state has different categories for these criminal statutes. This is why hiring a good criminal lawyer is important. Private attorneys, more specifically, criminal defense attorneys at Mullen, Schlough & Associates criminal defense law firm center their practice area around criminal law. A criminal lawyer should search for evidence and witnesses that will help your defense during the trial, research the elements of the crime and show the court, prosecutor and jury why they do fit a defendant’s case.  That’s what a lawyer is paid to do.

    Call us at 715-723-7160 and we will discuss in detail the Clark County defense attorney services we provide, why one should get a lawyer for their first misdemeanor criminal charge or repeater or felony charges, and hiring a Neillsville criminal lawyers near you. We will also discuss what to consider when deciding if you need a lawyer for a misdemeanor charge Clark County. Finally, we will provide helpful tips on how best to choose a Neillsville criminal & criminal defense attorney that is right for you. We are a criminal defense law firm in Neillsville, WI. We know your criminal case and the legal issue and legal rights you are about to face.

    Why Our Flexible Flat Fee Prices and Payment Plans Fit Your Situation

    Our flat-fee structure is flexible so you can retain the legal services your case deserves at a price you can afford. Call and schedule a free consultation to find out how we can help.

    Our Prices & Payment Plans

    Criminal Defense

    Felonies

    Starting at $6000
    Half Required Down Before We Start
    Criminal Defense

    Misdemeanors

    Starting at $4500
    Half Required Down Before We Start
    Popular
    OWI/DUI Defense

    1st to 3rd

    Starting at $4500
    Half Required Down Before We Start
    OWI/DUI Defense

    4th+

    Starting at $6000
    Half Required Down Before We Start

    What is Special About Our Law Firm

    • Local Court and District Attorney and/or Prosecutor Familiarity
    • Great Customer Service
    • Flexible Payment Plans and Flat Fees

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    Expertise in the Criminal Justice System

    A criminal lawyer should demonstrate proficiency in various areas, including communication, analysis, interpersonal relations, problem-solving, criminal law, and the criminal justice system. An experienced criminal defense lawyer should be detail-oriented, organized, and possess strong writing and research capabilities. They should demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the criminal justice system and the ability to effectively manage its complexities.

    To find a criminal defense lawyer who possesses these qualities, you can use online directories, personal recommendations, or research local law firms. It is essential to choose a lawyer who is well-versed in the criminal justice system and can navigate it effectively, as the outcome of your case depends on their expertise.

    Track Record of Success

    A good criminal defense attorney should possess a demonstrated history of success in defending clients facing criminal charges in various criminal cases. When selecting a criminal lawyer, it is beneficial to assess their success rate in cases similar to yours, as well as their experience and history of achieving favorable results for clients.

    A proficient criminal defense attorney should demonstrate a successful record of defending clients against criminal charges and navigating complex legal issues. This could encompass a high rate of success in cases comparable to yours, as well as expertise and a history of generating positive results for clients. A lawyer’s track record of success can be a strong indicator of their ability to handle your case effectively.

    The Role of Character Witnesses and Plea Bargains in Your Criminal Case

    Character witnesses and plea bargains can play an important role in your criminal case. To ensure the best possible outcome, it is crucial to find a lawyer who is familiar with both aspects.

    A skilled attorney will know how to effectively utilize character witnesses and negotiate plea bargains to your advantage.

    Utilizing Character Witnesses

    Character witnesses can offer significant testimony that may be beneficial to a defendant’s case. When selecting character witnesses, it is important to consider their ability to recount a story that supports the defendant’s positive narrative. Additionally, it is beneficial for them to present a neat appearance and appropriate attire, and demonstrate professionalism, trustworthiness, and impartiality.

    Friends and family are typically the most frequent character witnesses seen in court proceedings. It is essential that your attorney is well-versed in the effective utilization of character witnesses, as their testimony can provide valuable insight into your character and help to bolster your defense.

    Negotiating Plea Bargains

    Plea bargains are arrangements between the prosecution and the defense wherein the defendant consents to plead guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for a reduced sentence or other considerations. In order to negotiate a successful plea bargain, it is essential to demonstrate respect for the prosecutor, assess the merits and shortcomings of your case, set achievable objectives, and engage the services of a competent negotiator as your legal representative.

    Additionally, it is important to be prepared for the negotiation and to be open to compromise without compromising your standards. A skilled negotiator can provide insight into your case and the prosecutor’s position, enabling you to set realistic goals and prepare for the negotiation.

    When approaching a plea bargain, it is critical to ensure that your attorney has experience in negotiating such agreements, as their expertise can greatly impact the outcome of your case.

    Short Summary

    • It is essential to choose a Chippewa Falls criminal defense attorney with expertise in the criminal justice system and a proven track record of success.
    • Research online reviews, seek personal recommendations, and assess an attorney’s approach during initial consultation when selecting the right lawyer for your case.
    • Utilize character witnesses and negotiate plea bargains with experienced legal counsel to ensure best possible outcome for your criminal case.

    Selecting an appropriate criminal defense lawyer is critical to guarantee a favorable result in your case. When choosing a Chippewa Falls criminal defense attorney, it is important to consider their expertise in the criminal justice system and their track record of success.

    Listed below are some of the most frequently asked questions related to Chippewa County criminal defense law such as: Should I get a lawyer for my first criminal charge? How do I know if I need a lawyer for a misdemeanor charge? What are Chippewa County’s laws concerning felonies and misdemeanors? What can Chippewa Falls criminal lawyers near me do to help with my case? Call us at 715-723-7160 & find out. Speak with an attorney before going to prison.

    Every state has different categories for these criminal statutes. This is why hiring a good criminal lawyer is important.  Private attorneys, more specifically, criminal defense attorneys at Mullen, Schlough & Associates criminal defense law firm center their practice area around criminal law. A criminal lawyer should search for evidence and witnesses that will help your defense during the trial, research the elements of the crime and show the court, prosecutor and jury why they do fit a defendant’s case.  That’s what a lawyer is paid to do.

    Call us at 715-723-7160 and we will discuss in detail the Chippewa County defense attorney services we provide, why one should get a lawyer for their first misdemeanor criminal charge or repeater or felony charges, and hiring a Chippewa Falls criminal lawyers near you. We will also discuss what to consider when deciding if you need a lawyer for a misdemeanor charge Chippewa County. Finally, we will provide helpful tips on how best to choose a Chippewa Falls criminal & criminal defense attorney that is right for you. We are a criminal defense law firm in Chippewa Falls, WI. We know your criminal case and the legal issue and legal rights you are about to face.

    We are here to provide legal help either through a free consultation or if you hire us if you are facing criminal charges like felony drunk driving. Our criminal defense lawyers are in court every day working with local judges and prosecutors.  We know the local police, witnesses and justice system.  These are skills your local criminal lawyer needs to know.  Your lawyer needs to know all the elements of the criminal justice system.  That’s why you hire an attorney and pay their salary all in the effort to minimize your conviction.  A defendant’s hiring process and search for a good Chippewa Falls, WI, Chippewa County, Wisconsin or Eau Claire county, Wisconsin criminal defense law firm should be taken lightly. The fee should be looked at but so should an example of what they have done for the defendant: ask what kind of jail time or other legal help other defendants who have committed similar crimes received.

    When defendants research in Chippewa Falls, WI, Eau Claire county or Chippewa County, Wisconsin and decide before hiring the firm or counsel is the best representation choice look at resources, who is the most helpful, what criminal lawyers have the most trial and motion skills, trial wins and those criminal lawyers who can negotiate the best plea deal.  Research which lawyer is going to be most helpful to your side of the story.  Sometimes if you cannot afford our fee a judge may appoint us to your case.  We handle a court appointed case, a government paid, or public defender appointed case or private paid representation in the same manner:  all defendants deserve the utmost professional standard in representation, no matter how we are paid and to what fee.  When a defendant in Chippewa Falls, WI, Chippewa County, Wisconsin or Eau Claire county, Wisconsin is facing criminal charges selects a lawyer sometimes their salary dictates who they can afford but how we represent them never changes, only 100% no matter what.  We represent our people to the best of our ability no matter how much we are getting paid…. period. We try to keep you out of prison either through a motion hearing or trial.

     

     

    When defendants research in Chippewa Falls, WI, Eau Claire county or Chippewa county, Wisconsin and decide before hiring the firm or counsel is the best representation choice look at resources, who is the most helpful, what criminal lawyers have the most trial and motion skills, trial wins and those criminal lawyers who can negotiate the best plea deal.  Research which lawyer is going to be most helpful to your side of the story.  Sometimes if you cannot afford our fee a judge may appoint us to your case.  We handle a court appointed case, a government paid, or public defender appointed case or private paid representation in the same manner:  all defendants deserve the utmost professional standard in representation, no matter how we are paid and to what fee.  When a defendant in Chippewa Falls, WI, Chippewa county, Wisconsin or Eau Claire county, Wisconsin is facing criminal charges selects a lawyer sometimes their salary dictates who they can afford but how we represent them never changes, only 100% no matter what.  We represent our people to the best of our ability no matter how much we are getting paid…. period. We try to keep you out of prison either through a motion hearing or trial.

    A criminal lawyer is a type of attorney who has extensive experience and practice in dealing with legal matters relating to crime. A Clark County criminal lawyer can provide advice on how to proceed in the event of criminal charges, as well as represent clients throughout court hearings, plea bargains, and other aspects of the criminal justice system. Neillsville residents facing prosecution should consult with an experienced Neillsville criminal lawyer or criminal defense attorneys as soon as possible to ensure their rights are protected. Clark County defense attorneys or criminal defense attorneys can help with misdemeanors, felonies, appeals, and more – so call us at 715-723-7160 for expert legal advice.

    If you or a loved one has been accused of breaking the law in Neillsville, WI or Clark County, hiring an experienced drunk driving or criminal defense attorney is essential. Get a free consultation or online consultation as soon as possible to get some legal help or at least an initial consultation. A criminal lawyer will provide detailed insight on relevant statutes or legal issues and constitutional protections that may apply to your case –working tirelessly in the pursuit of justice for their clients. Your counsel is also skilled at gathering evidence from law enforcement reports, interviews with witnesses and creating strategic defenses tailored specifically for your situation – all within tight deadlines required by court proceedings!