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What Ritter Law Clients Say

"Allison: I wanted to thank you for your support and the professional manner in which [my son's] case was conducted. I thought [the judge] was very considerate… and balanced. I didn't realize how distressed [my son] was about jail until I saw his relief.

"I hope our paths cross again under better circumstances in the very near future. Congratulations again on winning this case."

DW [Client's father]

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Why Retain Ritter Law?

Attorney Allison Ritter is:

  •  Experienced.

Retain an attorney who knows the ropes, a criminal defense lawyer who can get you positive results and is not learning their profession with your case.

  •  Honest and Sincere.

Retain a criminal defense attorney who has compassion for your difficult situation, a lawyer who is truthful, a warm sincere person whom you can trust.

  •  Affordable.

Retain an attorney you can afford. Only a few people in this world have unlimited pockets to pay for their defense, don't hand over your house. You CAN afford a great lawyer.

Milwaukee Criminal Defense Practice Areas

Legal Expertise, Ritter Law

Drug Crimes • Sexual Offenses • Theft • Drunk Driving • Pornography • Probation Revocation • Domestic Violence

Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer Allison Ritter can help you in any criminal matter. These are some of the most common:


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Felonies vs. Misdemeanors

In Wisconsin, people come into contact with the criminal justice system in one of three types of cases.

Ordinance Violations

There are ordinance violations that are usually prosecuted in municipal (or city) courts. These tickets can range from traffic violations, including OWI first offense, up to tickets for Underage Drinking or Disorderly Conduct. These violations are generally punishable by a fine and court costs and do not typically involve jail time.

Misdemeanors

Misdemeanors are more serious offenses than ordinance violations. Examples are: operating after revocation; OWI/drunk driving, second through fourth offense; simple battery; theft under $2500; simple drug possession; and other offenses. Misdemeanors are usually punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for up to one year and a fine up to $10,000.00 (depending on the specific offense).

Felonies

Felonies are much more serious offenses than either misdemeanors or ordinance violations. Examples are: robbery; possession with intent to distribute drugs; homicide; and other offenses) and can be punishable with significant imprisonment in the state prison for a period of many years. Although most people understand that there are very serious consequences to felony crimes, most do not realize just how punitive Wisconsin laws can be.

Felons in Wisconsin face additional consequences, such as the loss of voting rights; exclusion from certain lines of work and difficulty in finding a job in others; prohibition from obtaining certain licenses; exclusion from purchase and possession of firearms; and ineligibility to run for or be elected to public office. People convicted of felonies will also carry the negative social stigma with them for the rest of their lives. Finally, if a felon is not a U.S. citizen, that person may be subject to deportation after sentencing is complete.

Importantly, Wisconsin does not allow not allow expungement of a felony conviction, regardless of the age of the offender.

If you or someone you love is facing a felony charge, then the charges are very serious, and so are the consequences. You need to act quickly and get in contact with an experienced felony lawyer. In Milwaukee County, Waukesha County, and other communities in eastern Wisconsin, call Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer Allison Ritter.




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Ritter Law Office is a criminal defense law firm with attorneys experienced in plea negotiations, trials, appeals, and getting results. The lawyers are located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and serve criminal defendants in Milwaukee County, Waukesha County, Ozaukee County, and Washington County, including the Wisconsin communties of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, West Allis, Wauwatosa, Cudahy, Whitefish Bay, Mequon, Shorewood, South Milwaukee, Oak Creek, Franklin, Greendale, River Hills, West Bend, Hartland, Glendale, Greenfield, Pewaukee, Brookfield, Delafield, Mukwonago, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Port Washington, Juneau, Menomonee Falls, Cedarburg, Grafton, and Germantown.


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