Milwaukee Criminal Defense Lawyer

Experienced Legal Representation in Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, Ozaukee Counties & Statewide

At Bayer Law Offices, we offer effective and personable criminal defense representations to clients. If you are facing criminal charges in Milwaukee, whether for drug possession, theft, or a gun offense, you should take legal action to build your defense as soon as possible. A criminal charge is not a conviction but hiring a trusted defense attorney is vital in securing a positive outcome during your trial. 

Discuss Your Defense Strategy with Bayer Law Offices Today

As Milwaukee criminal defense lawyers, we use our in-depth understanding of state and federal law to design defense strategies when our clients face criminal charges, sentencing, or appeals. The earlier you hire us, the greater your chances of obtaining a dismissal are when you are accused of a criminal offense. We can communicate with law enforcement and other involved parties on your behalf and accompany you at every step of the legal process.

As Your Criminal Defense Attorney, We Fulfill a Broad Range of Duties, Such As:


  • Reviewing case documents and evidence
  • Compiling testimonials and proofs to support your defense
  • Regularly updating you about our progress
  • Selecting and interviewing witnesses

We can find an effective angle to approach your defense, and our criminal attorneys in Milwaukee also know how to evaluate law enforcement conduct. If we find out that the officer handling your arrest or other aspects of your cases did not behave properly, this can lead to a judge dismissing evidence or charges altogether.

Schedule a free consultation online or at (414) 250-7997 to discuss your defense strategy today with a criminal lawyer in Milwaukee, WI.

Criminal Cases Our Milwaukee Defense Attorneys Handle

Criminal convictions usually involve a jail sentence, significant fines, and probation, and they also have a lasting impact on your personal and professional life. 

At Bayer Law Offices, We Can Defend You against the Following Types of Criminal Charges:


  • Drug possession
  • Theft
  • Gun crimes

A judge can consider any of those offenses as either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on their severity, any aggravating circumstances, and your criminal history. Repeated offenses can also lead to felony offenses. Thanks to our legal expertise, our Milwaukee criminal lawyers can tailor your defense strategy to the specific charges you are facing, and we understand how specific factors can affect the prosecution’s evaluation of your case.

Can a Felony Be Dropped to a Misdemeanor in Wisconsin?

In some cases, a felony can be reduced to a misdemeanor depending on the type of crime committed and other specific circumstances. For example, a reduction in charges may be part of a plea bargain or if there was a violation of your rights. Hiring an experienced Milwaukee criminal lawyer who can evaluate your case and assist in developing your defense is key. 

What Happens If Your Rights Aren’t Read to You?

In the state of Wisconsin, your rights must be read when you have been arrested, are in custody, and being questioned or interrogated. If you are being interviewed, but are not in custody, then law enforcement is not required to read your Miranda Rights and anything you say could be used in court. That’s why it’s recommended you retain a Milwaukee defense attorney before speaking to police.

Offering Experienced Legal Representation

At Bayer Law Offices, our Milwaukee criminal defense attorneys have been representing clients for over a decade. Our years of experience and deep familiarity with Wisconsin’s legal system play important roles in our fight to protect your rights and future in the criminal justice system. Protecting your rights is our priority and includes ensuring you receive a fair trial and receive either a dismissal of charges or reduced the penalties the judge applies to your case. 

Contact a Milwaukee defense lawyer from Bayer Law Offices today to schedule a consultation. 

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Bayer Law Offices Has the Experience You Need On Your Side

How Bayer Law Offices Can Help

At Bayer Law Offices, our professional criminal defense attorneys in Milwaukee are committed to each of our clients’ unique needs, and we take time to treat every aspect of building your defense with the necessary attention to detail. While we aim for a dismissal of charges, we are honest when explaining to you the possible outcome(s) of your case, which helps you have accurate expectations. Working together towards preserving your rights and future is central to a successful defense. We want you to have all the necessary knowledge about your case so you can make informed decisions.

When You Trust Us with Your Criminal Defense, We Provide You With:


  • A thorough understanding of the law and judicial system
  • Existing relationships with Wisconsin prosecutors and law enforcement officers
  • A successful track record of defending cases similar to yours

If you have been accused of a crime in Milwaukee, get started on your defense with Bayer Law Offices. We can build a unique defense tailored to your particular situation, whether you are facing charges for misdemeanor theft or improper gun use. With over 12 years of legal experience and a passion for protecting his clients’ rights, Milwaukee Attorney John Bayer can help you navigate the Wisconsin criminal justice system.

Schedule a free consultation online or at (414) 250-7997  to get started with a Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer at the Bayer Law Offices today.

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