Wisconsin Criminal Defense Attorneys

Serving Madison, Wisconsin Dells, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, and All Surrounding Areas

Being arrested and charged with a criminal offense is a frightening experience, especially if you know that you have done nothing wrong. 

You must remember that you are innocent until proven guilty, and hiring an experienced criminal defense lawyer can help protect your rights and freedoms. 

Call today (608) 490-9449 for a free case evaluation or fill out a contact form online.

What Does a Defense Attorney Do?

A defense attorney is a legal professional who works to defend individuals or organizations charged with criminal offenses. Their primary role is representing their clients and protecting their rights throughout the legal process. Some of the tasks a defense attorney performs are evaluating the case, providing legal advice, building a strong defense strategy, negotiating with prosecutors, and representing clients in court.

Ultimately, a criminal defense attorney works to protect their client's legal rights, defend their interests, and acquire the best possible outcome for their case. At our firm, we do just that. No matter the severity of the charges you are facing, our lawyers are ready to fight for you. Our team at West & Dunn brings a vast amount of experience to the table. We have assisted hundreds of individuals charged in criminal cases in state and federal courts. 

Our litigators are extensively familiar with how to handle criminal traffic matters, DUI offenses, and more. Many of our attorneys also serve as members of the Critical Response Team for the U.S. Concealed Carry Association, so do not hesitate to reach out when you've been criminally charged after acting in self-defense. 

Our Wisconsin criminal defense lawyers know what's at stake in these matters and how to effectively represent you both in and out of the courtroom.

Looking for a criminal defense attorney near you? We have offices in Manitowoc, Baraboo, and Waunakee.

Call today (608) 490-9449 for a free case evaluation or fill out a contact form online.


If you or a loved one has been arrested, do not wait to contact us online or call (608) 490-9449. We offer free initial consultations to those living in the Wisconsin area. 

Charged with a Serious Traffic Crime?

Depending on the nature and severity of the offense, traffic crimes can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies in Wisconsin. If convicted, you could lose the right to drive and face serious fines and jail time. 

Our Wisconsin criminal defense attorneys can represent you in cases involving many types of criminal traffic offenses, including:

  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Hit-and-runs
  • Vehicular homicide
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving on a suspended or revoked license

Call today (608) 490-9449 for a free case evaluation or fill out a contact form online.

Call West & Dunn After Acting in Self-Defense

If you were charged with criminal charges after acting in self-defense, we can help. The U.S. Constitution guarantees your right to own and possess firearms. If you fear for your safety and are forced to use a firearm or another weapon to defend yourself or your family, you should not have to worry about criminal prosecution. 

The unfortunate reality is that individuals acting in self-defense can still be arrested and face criminal charges. Our criminal defense attorneys at West & Dunn are members of the Critical Response Team for the U.S. Concealed Carry Association. This important organization provides timely and compassionate guidance to individuals who lawfully act in self-defense and are justifiably concerned about possible legal consequences. 

Do not hesitate to contact our firm in the immediate aftermath of a self-defense incident involving firearms or any other weapons. Our Wisconsin criminal defense lawyers are committed to protecting your constitutional rights and can work closely with you to help you navigate these delicate and stressful scenarios. We can also represent you in cases involving other types of firearm offenses, including illegal possession. 

Again, defending yourself or your family is not a crime. Contact our experienced criminal defense lawyers in Wisconsin to learn more about how we can protect your rights as a United States citizen who is protected under the Constitution. 

Contact us online or call (608) 490-9449 to discuss your case with our team of attorneys.


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Understanding Wisconsin's DUI Laws

“Driving under the influence” is a particularly serious offense that is aggressively prosecuted in Wisconsin. You can be charged with DUI if your driving ability is impaired by a controlled substance and/or your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) meets or exceeds 0.08%. 

Even if your BAC is below the legal limit, a law enforcement officer can still arrest you for DUI if they determine your driving has been compromised by drugs or alcohol. 


Let Us Fight Your Wisconsin DUI Charges

A first-time offender could face hundreds of dollars of fines, a nine-month license revocation, and drug and alcohol counseling, if convicted. Repeat offenders will face even stiffer penalties, including potentially years of prison time. 

Our team knows how to handle DUI cases and can provide you with the representation you need when facing these charges. We are ready to go to trial and will explore every possible legal strategy that can help secure a favorable outcome. 

Clients Share Their Experience With
West & Dunn

    Not once but twice in two separate cases in two separate counties did Attorney Prangburn successfully represent me resulting in a not guilty verdict.

    - Steven Melchior

    Without them, I cannot say for certain how a simple misunderstanding of a confusing and controversial law would have changed my life.

    - Samuel Olsen

    I had confidence in his process and was happy with the end result.

    - Anonymous