Milwaukee Criminal Defense Attorney

Waukesha & Milwaukee Criminal Defense Attorney Fighting for Your Rights

Attorney Michael Hayes is in court every day in Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties fighting for the rights of people arrested and charged… His areas of practice reflect his broad experience and deep understanding of the law.  He puts that experience and knowledge to work for every criminal defense case he accepts.

Criminal law

Preparation is key to any criminal defense. Our attorneys devote hours to being fully prepared for a rigorous defense of criminal charges made against any client. Our sterling reputation is the result of our hard work. Our record of results and testimonials reveal our clients’ satisfaction with the dedication and perseverance we have devoted to their cases.

Drug crimes

The most common defense against a drug crime is to challenge the search and seizure that resulted in the drugs being found by law enforcement. If your constitutional rights under the 4th Amendment were violated by the search and seizure, the court may be persuaded to suppress the evidence and dismiss the drug crimes.

Sex Crimes

This area of criminal law continues to undergo significant change, with new rules of evidence and procedure, new police methods and techniques, new approaches to investigation and prosecution, and changing views on the appropriateness of punishment under guidelines set up by sentencing commissions. With these changes on the prosecutorial side have also come new strategies and tactics for legal defense against sex crime charges. If you believe you may be charged with a sex crime, consult immediately with an attorney at Hayes & Rothstein to review all defense options.

Domestic Violence

Domestic abuse as defined in Wisconsin law (Sec. 968.075(1)(a), Wis. Stats.) includes physical abuse or sexual assault, or actions that “may cause the other person reasonably to fear imminent” harm, when the perpetrator and victim share a relationship such as a spouse or former spouse, current or former household member, or if the parties had a child in common. Under federal law (18 United States Code Section 922(g)(9)), a person who has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence is forbidden to possess a firearm. This is a lifetime prohibition. A domestic violence conviction can also disqualify you from certain licensing and employment.

These and other harsh sanctions attach to a domestic violence conviction even if the conviction is for disorderly conduct, which may involve nothing more than a loud argument with a husband, wife, boyfriend, or girlfriend. Your liberty and livelihood can be jeopardized if you are arrested for a domestic violence crime.

Contact Michael Hayes for sound criminal law advice and effective representation in Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties

Michael Hayes is committed to your successful defense. We provide outstanding legal help in a discreet and confidential manner, working hard on your behalf to avoid a guilty verdict, a prison sentence, or sex offender registration. To consult with us, call Michael Hayes at 414.405.5678 or contact us online.


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