At Hartley Pecora Law Offices, LLC, we provide expert criminal defense for individuals who have been formally charged or otherwise accused of all types of state or federal felonies, misdemeanors, municipal law violations, and probation/parole violations. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys are driven to aggressively defend the rights of our clients. Our Firm consists of Attorneys who have handled thousands of cases throughout their careers. We appear regularly in courtrooms throughout Southeastern Wisconsin, including Milwaukee County, Waukesha County, Racine County, Kenosha County, Washington County and Ozaukee County. We know how the criminal justice system works, the judges and prosecutors involved, and can greatly assist you in defending your case.

An aggressive defense of your case typically starts early in the proceedings including pre-charging conferences and bail hearings. After charges are filed, we examine the facts of the case and oftentimes file pretrial motions challenging such things as an unlawful arrest, an unlawful search, an improperly obtained confession, or otherwise confront weaknesses in the prosecution's case. These motions are typically resolved prior to trial and, if successful, may result in the dismissal of charges.

In the event that pretrial motions or a successful plea bargain does not successfully result in the resolution of the case our attorneys are always prepared to aggressively pursue the defense of our clients at jury trial.  We have litigated dozens of charges through the jury trial process including acquittals of such charges as attempted homicide, sexual assault, drug distribution, battery to law enforcement, recklessly endangering safety, battery, and disorderly conduct.
  • NOT GUILTY
    • 3 cts 2nd-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety Felony G [State v. Charles W.]
    • Disorderly Conduct, While Armed [State v. Brian S.]
    • Felon Possess Firearm Felony G [State v. Christopher D.]
    • 1st Degree Reckless Injury [State v. Darrell C.]
    • Second Degree Sexual Assault (Two Counts) and Burglary [State v. Almamy F.]
    • Battery to Law Enforcement [State v. Scott W.]
    • Substantial Battery [State v. Howard B.]
    • First Degree Reckless Injury [State v. Tim J.]
    • Substantial Battery [State v. Amjed K.]
    • Domestic Violence Battery and Domestic Violence Disorderly Conduct [State v. Corey G.]
    • Carry Concealed Weapon [State v. Juanita N.]
    • Substantial Battery-Intend Subst. Harm Felony D [State v. Ryan A.]
    • 3rd Degree Sexual Assault Felony G [State v. Robert M.]
    • 2nd Deg. Sex. Assault/Unconscious Victim Felony C [State v. Timothy M.]
    • Domestic Violence Disorderly Conduct [State v. Anthony H.]
    • Child Abuse - Termination of Parental Rights [State v. C. M.]
    • Delivery of Marijuana [State v. James M.]
    • Operate Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated [City of Cudahy v. Faith W.]
    • Second Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety [State v. Keith H.]
    • Operating While Intoxicated 1st (Municipal) [West Allis v. Steve L.]
        
  • DISMISSED
    • Sexual Assault of a Child Allegation [State v. Aaron E.]
    • 13 extended supervision violations [Department of Corrections v. Courtney F.]
    • Robbery, Use of Force [State v. Juan T.]
    • Maintain Drug Trafficking Place Felony I [State v. Shaqueena T.]
    • Possession of Marijuana, Second or Subsequent Offense [State v. Joseph H.]
    • Possession of Firearm by Felon Felony G Evidence [State v. Anthony H.]
    • Substantial Battery-Intend Bodily Harm Felony I [State v. Grant R.]
    • Theft By Contractor Felony [State v. Robert R.]
    • Endanger Safety/Reckless Use of Firearm Felony G [State v. Doumay L.]
    • Forfeiture of Motor Vehicle [State v. Jennifer M.]
    • Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver [State v. Daniel D.]
    • Second Degree Sexual Assault of Child (Two Counts) [State v. Andrew H.]
    • 2nd-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety Felony G [State v. Larry R.]
    • Substantial Battery and False Imprisonment [State v. Kenner B.]
    • 2nd Degree Sexual Assault/Use of Force Felony C [State v. Pedro D.]
        
  • NEW TRIAL AWARDED
    • Kidnapping [State v. Joel R.]
        
  • PROBATION
    • Second Degree Sexual Assault of Child and Child Enticement [State v. Benny C.]
    • Theft-Movable Property >$2500-$5000 Felony I [State v. Curtis F.]
    • Burglary-Building or Dwelling Felony F [State v. Matthew L.]
    • Armed Robbery with Threat of Force, class C felony Bank Robbery [State v. Chrystal B.]
    • First Degree Reckless Injury, While Armed with a Dangerous Weapon [State v. Christopher G.]
    • Felon Possess Firearm Felony G; Carrying a Concealed Weapon Misdemeanor A [State v. Teri W.]
        
  • REDUCED SENTENCE
    • Homicide by Intoxicated Use of Motor Vehicle (Milwaukee County), 2007 [State v. Bryan A.]
    • Felony Drunk Driving [State v. Brian M.]
    • Possession of Narcotic Drugs-Methadone Felony I [State v. Zach W.]
    • Child Abuse-Intentionally Cause Harm Felony H [State v. Sandra F.]
    • Operating While Intoxicated 2nd [State v. Jason S.]
    • Manufacture/Deliver THC (>200-1000g) Felony H [State v. Cimarron M.]
    • Possession of Narcotic Drugs Felony I [State v. Richard R.]
    • Bomb Scares Felony I [State v. Mile C.]
    • Child Abuse-Intentionally Cause Harm Felony H [State v. Jeffrey H.]
    • Theft-Business Setting >$10,000 Felony G [State v. David M.]
    • Possession of Child Pornography [United States v. David D.]
    • Burglary-Building or Dwelling Felony F [State v. Kevin H.]
    • Maintain Drug Trafficking Place Felony I [State v. Debra H.]
    • Burglary-Building or Dwelling Felony F [State v. William L.]
        
    
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