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    Criminal lawyers represent defendants facing criminal charges who allegedly engaged in criminal activity in state, federal and appellate courts. Criminal lawyers handle also represent people who have been charged with minor drug crimes to major felonies and educated their clients about relevant criminal law and legal issues.

    Good criminal lawyers and criminal attorneys are key if you are ever facing criminal charges. Every state has different categories for these criminal statutes. This is why hiring a good criminal lawyer or even multiple criminal lawyers at the federal level is important. Private attorneys, more specifically, criminal defense lawyers at Mullen, Schlough & Associates center their practice area around criminal defense.

    There really is one hallmark of a good criminal defense attorney: communication skills pinpointing a strong defense addressing your legal needs. Criminal lawyers handle not only a criminal offense but criminal defense lawyers communicate the criminal law to their clients in a way that makes sense and give a better understanding to everyone.

    Chippewa Falls criminal lawyers represent defendants facing criminal charges who allegedly engaged in criminal activity in the City of Chippewa Falls and Chippewa County. The best criminal lawyers also represent people who have been charged with minor drug crimes to major felonies and educate their clients about relevant Chippewa criminal law and legal issues.

    Good Chippewa Falls criminal lawyers and criminal attorneys are key if you are ever facing Chippewa criminal charges. Every county in the State of Wisconsin has different protocols for these criminal statutes. Chippewa County, Wisconsin is no different. The best Chippewa Falls criminal attorneys know this. This is why hiring a good criminal lawyer who is familiar with the Chippewa County court system, City of Chippewa Falls and Chippewa County prosecutors is so important. Private attorneys, more specifically, criminal defense lawyers at Mullen, Schlough & Associates focus their practice area around Chippewa Falls criminal defense.

    There really is one hallmark of a good Chippewa Falls criminal defense attorney: communication skills pinpointing a strong defense addressing your legal needs. Chippewa Falls criminal lawyers handle not only criminal offenses in court but criminal defense lawyers communicate the relevant Chippewa County criminal law and practice rules to their clients in a way that makes sense and gives a better understanding to everyone.

    Six Questions Regarding a Criminal Arrest

    Can I get in trouble for something I say or do if I do not have a lawyer?

    You should always be careful about what you say to the police or anyone else. You should always talk with your attorney before you make any decisions or take any action that could affect your case.

    What should I do if the police stop me in my car?

    You should roll down your window and turn off the car. Then you should put both hands on the steering wheel. If there is a passenger in the car, they should remain calm and follow the driver’s example.

    If you are not under arrest, the police should tell you why they stopped you and let you go. If the police say that they want to talk to you, ask if you are free to go. If the police answer any questions and should tell them that you want to leave. If the police say that you are not under arrest, but they are detaining you and asking questions, then you do not have to answer any questions and should tell them that you want to leave. If the police say that you are not under arrest, but they intend to search your home or car, then you do not have to let them in unless they have a warrant. If they have a warrant, you should ask to see it and make sure that the name on the warrant is your name.

    When can the police make an arrest?

    In general, police can make an arrest without a warrant if they have probable cause to believe that the person to be arrested has committed or is committing a crime. If you are not sure about the law in your state, consult an attorney.

    What can I do if I have a warrant?

    If you know there is a warrant for your arrest, you should turn yourself in to the police as soon as possible and ask if you can arrange to be taken before a judge. If you have an attorney, he or she should accompany you to your first appearance in court. Courts have “bail” hearings from Monday through Friday every day at a specific time.

    What should I do if I'm arrested?

    If you’re arrested, you should first ask for a lawyer. You have the right to remain silent. You do not have to say anything about why you were stopped or what happened unless your attorney is present The police are required to give you this information: Your right to remain silent. This means that anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. Your right to talk with an attorney before speaking with the police or anyone else, and to have an attorney present during any questioning.

    What happens if I am arrested for a crime and the charges are dropped?

    If your case is dismissed without prejudice it may be charge again upon new evidence by the prosecutor or if the case is dismissed with prejudice you are not guilty of the crime and cannot be charged again.

    Our Attorneys

    Proving Answers & Peace of Mind During Litigation Chaos
    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.

    Our Prices & Payment Plans

    Criminal Defense

    Felonies

    Starting at $4000
    Half Required Down Before We Start
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    Misdemeanors

    Starting at $3000
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    OWI/DUI Defense

    1st to 3rd

    Starting at $3000
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    Starting at $4000
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    OWI Case
    Attorney - Mark Mullen
    “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 – ’12
    Attorney - Scott Schlough
    ” 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
    Attorney - Mark Mullen
    “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