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    Criminal Lawyer

    Criminal Lawyer is an attorney or public defender represents defendants facing criminal charges who allegedly engaged in criminal activity in state, federal and appellate courts. He or she is YOUR counsel. Your counsel is the person in your corner during the criminal process. Criminal lawyers also represent people who have been charged with minor offense to major felonies.. They educate their clients about relevant criminal law and legal issues. They defend people from criminal charges brought by the government.

    Defense attorneys spend time reviewing the facts of a client’s case both from police reports and through interviews with our clients and any and all other witnesses. comparing such facts with the statutory elements of a crime and deciding what can or cannot be proven by the State. If there are facts of a case that weigh heavily against our clients, we try to have such facts suppressed fand forbidden from being used in the case. If such facts cannot be suppressed, we try to spin the facts in the most favorable light to our clients as possible.

    If the facts of a case, whether produced in a police report, witness or some other source such as those being suppressed by a successful motion filed in front of a judge, do not establish the basic statutory element then it is the job of a defense lawyer to file a motion to dismiss the case. Such case will be dismissed if the judge agrees with the defense. Your faith in your attorney to accomplish these tasks is of utmost importance. Having security in your lawyer’s ability and his or her attention to your case more often than not determines your freedom and lack of criminal conviction.

    Your attorney must have your best interests in mind at all times. It is important you share with your lawyer things that that are important to you. For example, if you really enjoy gun hunting whether that be for small game, ducks or deer and maybe you are part of a skeet shooting league or trap team right your attorney should be preserving your right to carry a firearm. If you can’t stand guns but drive quite a bit for various reasons, your attorney should focus on preserving your driver’s license.

    Therefore, it is important for a defendant to choose criminal defense attorneys, criminal attorneys, public defenders or criminal lawyers (they’re all legal defense lawyers) that knows the difference between what you’re facing with regard to maximum imprisonment time (the criminal law) and how to get those crimes down to a different lower category and subsequently less “imprisonment exposure” time. A good defense lawyer, public defender or legal private practice professional should know this criminal law strategy, criminal case and legal issues (especially regarding white collar crime) without thinking no matter what law school they went to.  Criminal defense attorneys know how to explain criminal laws and criminal defense concepts to defendant, client and family members in easy-to-understand examples based on years of handling criminal cases.  A local attorney who handles all kinds of cases don’t know the specific criminal laws that can win your case. Most criminal lawyers who just deal with criminal defense are part of criminal defense lawyer professional organizations.  A criminal defense lawyer handle nothing but criminal defense cases so you will want to check out this fact before you hire them.  A lawyer help you defend yourself against criminal offense allegations by using the law learned both in law school and experience researching criminal law.  Your attorney whether it be a public defender if you cannot afford a private attorney should investigate the case no matter what. Follow us on social media or feel free to send us text messages anytime. Whether your crimes are misdemeanor or felony charges, become a client and we’ll work out the pay situation.

    Common Criminal Law Questions

    Defendants usually have similar question when facing the criminal justice system. The follow list is a few of the basics: Go to the FAQ under the Information tab to read in-depth questions about the criminal justice system.

    What Types of Criminal Cases Do We Handle

    Good criminal lawyers, criminal attorneys and public defenders 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. A criminal lawyer should search for evidence and witnesses that will help your defense during the trial, research the elements of the crime and show the court, prosecutor and jury why they do fit a defendant’s case. That’s what a lawyer is paid to do.

    Our Attorneys

    We are a lar firm of criminal defense lawyers. Our criminal defense lawyers are in court every day working with local judges and prosecutors. We know the local police, witnesses and justice system. Our criminal lawyer team goes to the same bar parties as the local judge or prosecutor and to those defendants hiring us, we may look to “comfortable” around each other but make no mistake the better we know the judges and prosecutors, the better it is for the defendant’s plea, knowing a judge well impacts the conviction and how well the trial goes. These are skills your local criminal lawyer needs to know. Your lawyer needs to know all the elements of the criminal justice system. That’s why you hire an attorney and pay their salary all in the effort to minimize their conviction. A defendant’s hiring process and search for a good attorney should be taken lightly. The fee should be looked at but so should an example of what they have done for the defendant.

    Our Attorneys

    Proving Answers & Peace of Mind During Litigation Chaos
    Mark Mullen

    Mark R. Mullen

    Managing Partner – Business Operations

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    OWI Defense
    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
    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.

    Why Our Flexible Flat Fee Prices and Payment Plans Fit Your Situation

    When defendants research and decide before hiring the firm or counsel is the best representation choice look at resources, who is the most helpful, what criminal lawyers have the most trial and motion skills and those criminal lawyers who can negotiate the best plea deal. Research which lawyer is going to be most helpful to your side of the story. Sometimes if you cannot afford our fee a judge may appoint us to your case. We handle a court appointed case, a government paid, or public defender appointed case or private paid representation in the same manner: all defendants deserve the utmost professional standard in representation, no matter how we are paid and to what fee. When a defendant selects a lawyer sometimes their salary dictates who they can afford but how we represent them never changes, only 100% no matter what. We represent our clients to the best of our ability no matter how much we are getting paid…. period.

    Our Prices & Payment Plans

    Criminal Defense


    Starting at $6000
    Half Required Down Before We Start
    Criminal Defense


    Starting at $4500
    Half Required Down Before We Start
    OWI/DUI Defense

    1st to 3rd

    Starting at $4500
    Half Required Down Before We Start
    OWI/DUI Defense


    Starting at $6000
    Half Required Down Before We Start

    What People Say About Us

    There really is one hallmark of a good criminal defense attorney:  communication skills with a defendant pinpointing a strong defense addressing your legal needs. Criminal lawyers know not only a set of criminal offense codes, but a lawyer communicates the criminal law to their clients in a way that makes sense and give a better understanding of local state o5r federal crimes, whether misdemeanor or felony, to everyone.

    State vs. Citizen Accused of Multiple First Degree Sexual Assault & Armed Robbery
    Taylor County vs. Citizen Accused of Multiple First Degree Sexual Assault and Armed Robbery A client had been charged with multiple felony counts that could have led to over 150 years of imprisonment. The attorneys at Mullen, Schlough & Associates SC were able to investigate the matter and show that law enforcement did not properly investigate and jumped to conclusions based upon faulty voice recognition. Testimony elicited on cross examination of the alleged victim indicated a large number of inconsistencies and reasonable doubt lead to acquittal. ***Not Guilty Prosecutors Motion To Dismiss***
    State vs. Citizen Accused of Repeated Sexual Assault of a Child
    Clark County vs. Citizen Accused of Repeated Sexual Assault of a Child The client was accused of multiple sexual contacts with a child under age 13. After researchingthe alleged timeline of the alleged assaults, and extensive investigation by the Firm, the endresult was a two-pronged attack - rationale for the child to not be disclosing the truth and also the fact that it could be shown, uncontrovertibly, that on at least 3 of the alleged occasions itcould not have happened at all. Mullen, Schlough & Associates SC's aggressive treatment of the case was a key contributor to the acquittal. ***Not Guilty Jury Verdict***
    State vs. Citizen Accused of Domestic Disorderly Conduct & Domestic Battery
    Eau Claire County vs. Domestic Disorderly Conduct and Domestic Battery Attorney Mullen showed the prosecution, due to the nature of relationships among all parties involved, such a case would be fruitless for the State to try to win at trial. Such cases were dismissed entirely due to Attorney Mullen and various prosecutors experience in such areas. ***Case Dismissed Upon Defense Motion)***

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