Attorney Jay Fenton knows how prosecutors think and what they look for in order to convict someone of a crime. Attorney Fenton will use this knowledge to develop an aggressive defense strategy tailored specifically for your case.
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If you’ve been charged with a crime, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side. At Fenton Law Office in Milwaukee, WI, Attorney Jay Fenton will aggressively defend you against your charges and work toward a fair and just outcome.
Services provided by the Fenton Law Office include criminal defense and criminal appeals for drunk driving, DUI, OWI, sexual assault, homicide, domestic abuse, drug crimes, driving violations, gun crimes, robbery, burglary, and violent crimes.
Why should you work with an experienced Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer like Jay Fenton? Because he knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system and will fight tirelessly to protect your rights. If you’re facing serious charges, you need someone in your corner who will fight for you. Contact Fenton Law Office today to schedule a consultation.
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Felonies vs. Misdemeanors
A felony is a serious criminal offense. Felonies are typically punishable by imprisonment in a state or federal prison, as opposed to a local jail. Crimes that usually fall into the category of a felony include murder, rape, and robbery.
There are different types of felonies, which are classified by their seriousness. The most common type of felony is a Class A felony. Class A felonies are the most serious category of felony and are punishable by up to life in prison.
A conviction for a felony can have a lasting impact on your life. A criminal record can make it difficult to get a job, housing, or credit. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side if you’ve been charged with a felony.
A misdemeanor is a less serious criminal offense than a felony. Misdemeanors are typically punishable by fines and/or short-term imprisonment in a local jail, as opposed to years in a state or federal prison.
There are different types of misdemeanors, which are classified by their seriousness. The most common type of misdemeanor is a petty offense, also called a minor misdemeanor. The most serious type of misdemeanor is a gross misdemeanor. Gross misdemeanors are punishable by up to two years in jail and/or a fine.
While misdemeanors are not as serious as felonies, they can still have a lasting impact on your life. A criminal record can make it difficult to get a job, housing, or credit. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side if you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor.
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Experienced and Aggressive Criminal Defense
At Fenton Law Office, we believe in working closely with our clients to obtain the best result possible. We do this by closely examining and scrutinizing every piece of the State’s evidence, while also gathering all favorable evidence to build the strongest possible legal defense. We treat every case from day one as if it might go to trial, which allows us to be ready if it does, but also to obtain the best possible plea offer and reduction of charges before trial.
Being charged with a crime is a terrifying experience, and Fenton Law Office will work with you to explain the process every step of the way while providing aggressive, comprehensive, and highly skilled representation.
Attorney Jay Fenton has dedicated his career to practicing criminal defense law. Attorney Fenton has handled a wide variety of cases and has obtained favorable outcomes for his clients through aggressive plea negotiations, filing pre-trial motions, securing not-guilty verdicts at trial, and filing appeals. He will work to protect your legal interests by ensuring your rights are protected and serving as a powerful voice in the courtroom and in dealing with the District Attorney’s office.
If you have been charged with a crime, OWI / DUI, or believe charges may be filed soon, it is to your advantage to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side as quickly as possible. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Attorney Jay Fenton. He will review the facts of your case and advise you of your legal options. Call 414-858-6650 now.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are your practice areas?
At Fenton Law Office, Attorney Jay Fenton offers criminal defense and criminal appeals services in the following practice areas:
- Criminal Appeals
- Drunk Driving/OWI
- Domestic Abuse
- Drug Crimes
- Driving Violations
- Gun & Firearm Crimes
- Probation & Parole Violations
- Robbery & Burglary
- Sexual Assault
- Violent Crimes
Click on any of the links above to learn more and contact Fenton Law Office today for help.
What does a criminal defense attorney do?
A criminal defense attorney is a lawyer (or attorney) who defends individuals and companies accused of criminal activity. A criminal defense attorney can be hired by the accused person or by the company accused of the crime. The role of a criminal defense attorney is to represent their client in court and to try to get the best possible outcome for their case. A criminal defense attorney will investigate the case, talking to witnesses and looking at the evidence. They will then prepare for court by building a strong argument that supports their client’s innocence. In some cases, a plea bargain may be negotiated with the prosecutor, which would result in a lighter sentence for the accused person. If you have been accused of a crime in Milwaukee, it is important to hire a criminal defense attorney like the experienced professionals at Fenton Law Office as soon as possible. Contact us today to get started.
What should I do if I’m arrested and charged with a crime?
If you’re arrested and charged with a crime, you’ll need to find a criminal defense lawyer or attorney to help you navigate the criminal justice system. The first step is usually to be arraigned in court, where you’ll enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. If you plead not guilty, your case will go to trial. If you’re convicted, you may face jail time, fines, or both. A criminal defense lawyer can help you understand the charges against you, the possible penalties, and the strengths and weaknesses of your case. The lawyer can also work with you to try to get the charges dismissed or reduced or to negotiate a plea bargain with the prosecutor. If you’re facing serious charges, it’s important to find an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can help you protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome in your case.
What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?
Broadly speaking, a felony is a more serious offense than a misdemeanor. A felony is typically defined as a crime that is punishable by death or by imprisonment for more than one year. A misdemeanor, on the other hand, is typically defined as a crime that is punishable by imprisonment for less than one year. There are, however, some important exceptions to this general rule. For example, in many jurisdictions, a crime that is classified as a misdemeanor may be punishable by imprisonment for more than one year if the offender has been previously convicted of the same or a similar offense. Additionally, certain felonies may be punished by less than one year in prison if the offender has no prior criminal history or if the offense was particularly minor. When deciding whether to charge an offender with a felony or a misdemeanor, prosecutors will consider a number of factors, including the severity of the offense, the offender’s criminal history, and the potential sentence that the offender would face if convicted. If you have been charged with a crime, it is important to speak with a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. An experienced lawyer can help you understand the charges against you and can explain your options for defending yourself. Contact the Fenton Law Office today for a consultation. We are here to help.
Do I really need a criminal defense attorney to defend my drunk driving charge?
DUI/OWI is a serious offense with potentially life-changing consequences. If convicted, you could face jail time, lose your driver’s license, and be required to pay hefty fines. With so much at stake, you can’t afford to go through this process alone. Contact Jay Fenton today to schedule a consultation. He understands the ins and outs of the legal system and will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible result for you. If you are looking for the best DUI attorney in Milwaukee, call us today.