We don't just negotiate - we LITIGATE.
Let’s face it, most cases resolve short of a jury trial like you might see in the movies or on television. But that does NOT mean that you will get the same resolution with one attorney at your side as compared to a team that combines negotiation with litigation.
Litigation requires turning over stones—obtaining police reports, interviewing witnesses, requesting records, reviewing videos and recordings. Litigation requires knowing our clients’ cases from the top to the bottom. We carefully manage our caseload so we have enough time to know each client, each case.
Litigation also requires filing motions, often before trial, to challenge evidence. Many cases, particularly cases where law enforcement conducts an investigation, turn on whether law enforcement officers have complied with Wisconsin and Federal constitutional, statutory, and case law. If investigators make a mistake, that could affect whether the evidence they obtain comes in to court. Strong motion practice is the number one tool to litigating cases and properly defending clients against criminal and traffic charges.
Litigation sometimes means jury or court trials. If the prosecution will not resolve a case to our clients’ satisfaction, then we can request a trial to defend against the charges before a jury or the court. Attorneys Richards and Dimmer have jury trials every year. More importantly, we win jury trials. We pride ourselves on our knowledge of the case, or ability to aggressively cross-examine law enforcement officers and witnesses, and our charisma before the jury or trier of fact. We believe in our clients. It shows in our words and actions in court.