Effective Stevens Point Lawyers Represent Clients Accused of a Variety of Crimes

Wisconsin defense attorneys develop sound legal strategies in misdemeanor and felony cases

As defense attorneys for a combined 46 years, we know how frightened and confused most people feel when they are arrested. At Sawyer Law LLC in Stevens Point, we provide powerful and effective guidance that you can rely on as we pursue a favorable legal outcome for you. Our firm closely examines the unique facts in each case and counters the allegations brought by authorities. We represent clients throughout the state of Wisconsin who are accused of a variety of serious offenses, including drug crimes, robbery, homicide and other charges.  

Are drug crimes charged as felonies or misdemeanors?

Drug crimes

in Wisconsin can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies depending upon the specific controlled substance, whether the charge is for possession, distribution, trafficking or manufacturing, a defendant’s prior criminal record and other factors. Even for a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge, you could face up to six months in jail if found guilty. Felony drug charges could lead to years in prison under certain circumstances. If you have been arrested for a drug crime, we will work to have your charges reduced or dismissed, where possible.

The degrees of sexual assault

Charges for sex crimes in Wisconsin range from first to fourth degree sexual assault, with first degree being the most serious and carrying the harshest penalties. Other than fourth-degree sexual assault, these crimes are felonies. Conviction for a felony sex crime could land you in prison for up to six decades, cost you tens of thousands of dollars in fines and get you on the state’s sex offender registry permanently. Even a misdemeanor fourth-degree sexual assault conviction can send you to jail for up to nine months and cost you up to $10,000. If you are being prosecuted on a sexual assault charge, do not wait to get legal help. Our attorneys will examine all the facts of your case and work skillfully to construct a solid defense.

Defending against robbery charges

Robbery involves the use or threat of force, possibly involving a weapon, in order to steal something. As with other crimes, there are varying classes of robbery charges with various severities of punishment, depending upon the specific facts. If someone is killed during a robbery, the perpetrator may face first-degree homicide charges, which is analogous to the prior felony murder charge in the state. If you are accused of robbery, we will investigate all the evidence and factors involved and stand up for you in court.

Contact our hardworking Wisconsin criminal defense law firm when you need help

Our two attorneys at Sawyer Law LLC in Stevens Point have nearly 50 years of combined experience protecting the rights of defendants in the criminal justice system accused of sex crimes, drug offenses, assault and battery, robbery and other serious and complex crimes. Call our firm at 715-340-7429 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.