At Hartley Pecora Law Offices, we provide expert criminal defense for individuals who have been formally charged or otherwise accused of all types of state or federal felonies, misdemeanors, municipal law violations, and probation/parole violations. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys are driven to aggressively defend the rights of our clients. Our Firm consists of Attorneys who have handled thousands of cases throughout their careers. We appear regularly in courtrooms throughout Southeastern Wisconsin, including Milwaukee County, Waukesha County, Racine County, Kenosha County, Washington County and Ozaukee County. We know how the criminal justice system works, the judges and prosecutors involved, and can greatly assist you in defending your case.

An aggressive defense of your case typically starts early in the proceedings including pre-charging conferences and bail hearings. After charges are filed, we examine the facts of the case and oftentimes file pretrial motions challenging such things as an unlawful arrest, an unlawful search, an improperly obtained confession, or otherwise confront weaknesses in the prosecution's case. These motions are typically resolved prior to trial and, if successful, may result in the dismissal of charges.

In the event that pretrial motions or a successful plea bargain does not successfully result in the resolution of the case our attorneys are always prepared to aggressively pursue the defense of our clients at jury trial. We have litigated dozens of charges through the jury trial process including acquittals of such charges as attempted homicide, sexual assault, drug distribution, battery to

• Defense of Veterans


• Doctor Shopping


• Domestic Violence


• Drug Manufacturing/Delivery


• Drug Possession

There are several ways to successfully defend a client against a drug charge. Many times, the issue might be possession for personal use versus possession for distribution. There are also oftentimes challenges to the legality of a traffic stop, residential search, or search of the client's person. If proven illegal, a "bad search" may lead to the suppression of evidence and an eventual dismissal of charges. Many of our other clients have drug dependency issues. We may refer clients with drug issues to a qualified counseling program in the hope that the judge and prosecutor will see fit to allow our clients a "second chance."

• Drunk Driving Defense

There are many aspects of a drunk driving case that are ripe for challenge. Before we make any decisions with regard to a drunk driving case we first request all of the police reports, witness statements, squad videos, booking room videos, etc. We want to make sure that we have all of the available evidence in order to properly evaluate the strength and weaknesses of the case against our client. The kinds of things that we look to challenge are the traffic stop itself, the decision to subject our client-driver to field sobriety testing, the propriety of the field sobriety testing, the results of the field sobriety testing, and the accuracy of the breath or blood test. If necessary we consult with our clients on the advisability of hiring expert witnesses (such as toxicologists and accident reconstructionists) to assist our defense.

• Expungements & Pardons


• Federal Indictments


• Internet Crimes


• Juvenile Crimes


• Narcotics


• Operating Under The Influence


• Paraphernalia


• Possession


• Pre Charging Representation


• Prescription Medication Defense


• Probation Violations


• Property Crimes


• Sex Crimes


• Theft Offenses


• Traffic Violations


• Violent Crimes


• Warrants


• Weapons Charges


• White Collar – Embezzlement

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