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.
  • NEW TRIAL AWARDED
    • Kidnapping [State v. Joel R.]
        
  • NOT GUILTY
    • First Degree Reckless Injury [State v. Tim J.]
    • Felon Possess Firearm Felony G [State v. Christopher D.]
    • Second Degree Sexual Assault (Two Counts) and Burglary [State v. Almamy F.]
    • Carry Concealed Weapon [State v. Juanita N.]
    • Substantial Battery [State v. Amjed K.]
    • Operating While Intoxicated 1st (Municipal) [West Allis v. Steve L.]
    • 1st Degree Reckless Injury [State v. Darrell C.]
    • Domestic Violence Disorderly Conduct [State v. Anthony H.]
    • Operate Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated [City of Cudahy v. Faith W.]
    • Substantial Battery [State v. Howard B.]
    • Child Abuse - Termination of Parental Rights [State v. C. M.]
    • 3rd Degree Sexual Assault Felony G [State v. Robert M.]
    • Delivery of Marijuana [State v. James M.]
    • 2nd Deg. Sex. Assault/Unconscious Victim Felony C [State v. Timothy M.]
    • Battery to Law Enforcement [State v. Scott W.]
    • 3 cts 2nd-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety Felony G [State v. Charles W.]
    • Substantial Battery-Intend Subst. Harm Felony D [State v. Ryan A.]
    • Disorderly Conduct, While Armed [State v. Brian S.]
    • Domestic Violence Battery and Domestic Violence Disorderly Conduct [State v. Corey G.]
    • Second Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety [State v. Keith H.]
        
  • DISMISSED
    • 2nd-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety Felony G [State v. Larry R.]
    • Second Degree Sexual Assault of Child (Two Counts) [State v. Andrew H.]
    • Theft By Contractor Felony [State v. Robert R.]
    • Forfeiture of Motor Vehicle [State v. Jennifer M.]
    • Sexual Assault of a Child Allegation [State v. Aaron E.]
    • Possession of Firearm by Felon Felony G Evidence [State v. Anthony H.]
    • Possession of Marijuana, Second or Subsequent Offense [State v. Joseph H.]
    • Substantial Battery and False Imprisonment [State v. Kenner B.]
    • Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver [State v. Daniel D.]
    • 13 extended supervision violations [Department of Corrections v. Courtney F.]
    • 2nd Degree Sexual Assault/Use of Force Felony C [State v. Pedro D.]
    • Endanger Safety/Reckless Use of Firearm Felony G [State v. Doumay L.]
    • Robbery, Use of Force [State v. Juan T.]
    • Maintain Drug Trafficking Place Felony I [State v. Shaqueena T.]
    • Substantial Battery-Intend Bodily Harm Felony I [State v. Grant R.]
        
  • PROBATION
    • Second Degree Sexual Assault of Child and Child Enticement [State v. Benny C.]
    • Felon Possess Firearm Felony G; Carrying a Concealed Weapon Misdemeanor A [State v. Teri W.]
    • 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.]
    • Burglary-Building or Dwelling Felony F [State v. Matthew L.]
    • Theft-Movable Property >$2500-$5000 Felony I [State v. Curtis F.]
        
  • REDUCED SENTENCE
    • Maintain Drug Trafficking Place Felony I [State v. Debra H.]
    • Burglary-Building or Dwelling Felony F [State v. Kevin H.]
    • Bomb Scares Felony I [State v. Mile C.]
    • Theft-Business Setting >$10,000 Felony G [State v. David M.]
    • Homicide by Intoxicated Use of Motor Vehicle (Milwaukee County), 2007 [State v. Bryan A.]
    • Possession of Narcotic Drugs Felony I [State v. Richard R.]
    • Operating While Intoxicated 2nd [State v. Jason S.]
    • Possession of Child Pornography [United States v. David D.]
    • Burglary-Building or Dwelling Felony F [State v. William L.]
    • Felony Drunk Driving [State v. Brian M.]
    • Child Abuse-Intentionally Cause Harm Felony H [State v. Jeffrey H.]
    • Possession of Narcotic Drugs-Methadone Felony I [State v. Zach W.]
    • Child Abuse-Intentionally Cause Harm Felony H [State v. Sandra F.]
    • Manufacture/Deliver THC (>200-1000g) Felony H [State v. Cimarron M.]
        
    
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