Category: Animal Crimes
Section: Criminal Defense

animal crimes


Definition: Causing harm to an animal, either domesticated or wild. Varies in severity from the sale of artificially colored animals to the hosting of animal combat (e.g. dogfights).

Topic Expanded: The animal-related criminal defense attorneys at Mullen, Schlough & Associates excel in representing clients in all aspects of animal-related crime cases. Animal-related crimes are serious charges that can have severe consequences. Mullen, Schlough & Associate’s animal-related crime lawyers have extensive experience defending clients from animal-related crime allegations
and are committed to providing an aggressive defense on the clients’ behalf. In animal-related crime cases, it is essential to have a dedicated attorney that engages early and strives to get the case
either dismissed or settled out of court. Charges of animal-related crimes are often based largely on the testimony of the accuser and defendant. There are times where no material witnesses or
physical evidence are found. An experienced attorney or criminal defense lawyer will be able to help get the case resolved. Have Wisconsin’s premier animal-related crime attorneys prove their
success in settling cases out of court and preventing charges from ever being filed.

If charges of an animal related crime have been filed or are in the process, an experienced animal-related crime defense team will be able to improve the outcome, whether the allegation in question is
large or small.

Recommendation: It is extremely important to hire a criminal defense attorney to represent your best interests. The primary goal is to keep you out of the criminal court system so you can move on
with your life without the danger of a lengthy jail/prison sentence or a criminal record. Mullen, Schlough & Associates animal related crime lawyers maintain an extremely high rate of success. Our
determined focus is to:

  • Keep an animal related crime allegation out of court if at all possible;
  • Use our knowledge base to settle strategically or
  • Fight the allegations in a jury trial.

In some situations, it may be difficult for the prosecution to pursue or prove an animal related crime case. In such cases, the preparation of one’s defense requires careful pre-trial investigative work.
Often other circumstantial information can be obtained to keep these cases from going to trial.

Although the evidence may seem substantial, there are many options an attorney can use to challenge the animal related crime charges. It is important to act quickly to involve a legal professional
team who can properly assert rights and act as a knowledgeable voice inside and outside of the courtroom. Our criminal defense lawyers have achieved amazing results in animal related crime cases
during the pre-file stage as well as in the courtroom. Our attorneys have the expertise to have animal related crime cases completely dismissed, or pursue a lower sentence for the client.

Don’t let an animal related crime charge jeopardize your future, contact us immediately to find out how an exceptional animal crime defense attorney can help you.

We know you need the best in knowledgeable legal representation from a criminal law firm that treats your case with consideration and genuine concern. We look forward to hearing from you when you call (888) 375-3056 for a FREE confidential consultation.

So what will the attorneys at Mullen, Schlough & Associates do for me?

Whether you have a criminal case, drunk driving or some type of family law case like a divorce or custody matter, our attorneys have been handling these type and only these type cases for the better part of 14 years.  With that kind of experience comes “strategies and techniques” that we’ve found either work, work well or don’t work at all.

For example:

Telling the district attorney we’re going to take the case to a jury trial right from the start might get you a better offer from the start….and it might not.

Telling the district attorney we’re going to take your case to trial after we win an important motion or do some other “case altering event” will probably get you a better offer.

Telling the district attorney we’re going to take your case to a trial after receiving some damaging evidence motion hearing or losing an Important motion hearing WILL NOT get you a better offer.


Telling the judge you’ve moved out with your kids one night without letting you wife know, moved in with your girlfriend and told your kids to start calling her Mom right in the middle of the school
year while yanking your kids out of their school and enrolling them in a new school 200 miles away WILL NOT win a lot of bonus points with the vast majority of judges.

Reading these examples without living them seem pretty straight forward.  However, you as our clients will be living in the situation.  Most if not all our clients do what they do for a reason.

For example, I had a client that was enjoying a football game and the multitude of beer that went along with it.  During the 3rd quarter, he received a phone call, got in his car, drove 150 miles and got
a DUI.  Seems straight forward and somewhat stupid right?  What if I told you his daughter was in a terrible car accident and on life support in the emergency room?  You probably won’t read about that in the drunk driving police report.

Though the district attorney didn’t have a lot of sympathy, a jury sure did.


What can you guys do for me that I can’t do myself?

We know what to do with the facts of your case.  Did you know that the police officer has to have his emergency lights off when he gives you the HGN {or also known as the “stare at the pen”) according to the National Highway Safety Manual?  If the cop didn’t, we can file a motion to have the field sobriety test thrown out. If the field sobriety test is thrown out, the entire case may be dismissed as well (whether you were drunk or not).

“Technicalities” like these are why we get cases dismissed before jury trials.  The district attorney is not going to help you find them.  The district attorney IS NOT going to point out what a poor job
the cops did unless he has to.

Why is our firm better than the other ones?

Most trial attorneys know or have some idea what do with the facts of a case and “technicalities” as I’ve previously mentioned.  Some attorneys are, of course, better than others.

But why us?

  • We don’t believe in paralegals and staff. Therefore, when you call your attorney, you will speak directly to your attorney.
  • When a motion is filed, your attorney researched and filed it. Your attorney is going to argue it so they should know it inside and out.  That’s what you are paying for.
  • When your ex or soon to be ex does something, your attorney needs to know, not some secretary. The secretary is not going to argue the case in court, the attorney is.
  • If you have any billing or legal service statement issues, Attorney Mark Mullen, President and founding member of the firm answers the phone….always. He does the books, issues the checks and makes the financial calls on your case. If you call the main number, it will be him you talk to, period.
  • We encourage payment plans. Most of our clients are not rich and therefore cannot put down the entire amount of the retainer at the time of hiring.

What kind of money am I going to have upfront to hire you guys?

If you have a job or a credit card, we ask for half of the quoted retainer.   When you’re serious and ready to proceed with your case, putting SOME money down lets us know you’re serious.  When your serious and ready to go, so we.