Mullen, Schlough & Associates S.C. attorneys are leading River Falls and Chippewa Falls areas due to their lawyers efficient criminal defense federal crimes practice.

Category: Federal Crimes
Section: Criminal Defense

Definition: A federal crime consists of a crime that is codified with United States Code – Title 18 which is the U.S. federal criminal code.  It deals with crimes that are more national spanning then local.  The U.S. Prosecutor’s office prosecutes the charges in federal court.  Additionally if found guilty and sentenced by a federal district judge, one serves time in a federal prison.

Topic Expanded: When dealing with a federal crime, et us do research on whether a federal court or state court has jurisdiction over your case. Serving time in a federal prison, according to Hollywood, sounds great but may come with some severe disadvantages (ankle bracelets, home confinement, Huber release etc., etc.,)

Recommendation: It is extremely important to hire a federal crime 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 federal crime lawyers maintain an extremely high rate of success. Our determined focus is to:

  • 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 a federal case. This is due to the fact that the intent of the defendant is a key part of the charges. Often, criminal history, psychological profiles, possible motives, character witnesses and 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 federal crime charges. It is important to act quickly to involve a legal professional 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 federal crime cases during the pre-file stage as well as in the courtroom. Our attorneys have the expertise to have drug crime cases completely dismissed, or pursue a lower sentence for the client.

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.

OR

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.

THE POINT:  KNOWING WHAT TO DO WITH THE FACTS OF THE CASE WILL MAKE THE DIFFERENCE EVERY TIME.

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.