Let's Talk About Appeals
Need to appeal your criminal case? Our firm represents and advises clients who are or might become involved in an appeal while the case is pending, as a result of a criminal conviction, or revocation of probation/parole/extended supervision. Our firm has filed interlocutory appeals seeking relief while a case is pending, sought Writs of Habeas Corpus in both state and federal courts post-conviction, filed appeals from Wisconsin Circuit Court rulings and appealed them through the state appellate process all the way to the United States Supreme Court!
Moreover our firm is not only capable of filing for such relief, but has had the opportunity to argue cases before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, 7th Circuit, and Federal Court. Attorney Richards successfully argued a search warrant case in State of Wisconsin v. Tye, 248 Wis.2d 530, 636 N.W.2d 473, 2001 WI 124 (2001), before the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Attorneys Mark Richards has been successful in overturning jury trial verdicts and obtained the right to a new trial in Wisconsin Circuit Courts. In State v. Adrial White, Racine County Circuit Court Case #2006CF95, our firm was successful in overturning a jury verdict and the life-sentence on one count of 1st Degree Intentional Homicide While Armed and one count of Attempted 2nd Degree Intentional Homicide While Armed. In State v. David Scott, Kenosha County Circuit Court Case #2007CF228, our firm’s post-conviction motion at the trial court level was successful in obtaining a new trial for our client and overturning a jury verdict and 15 year prison sentence on two separate counts of 1st Degree Sexual Assault of a Child, and a count of Sexual Assault of a Child under the Age of 13. The State appealed the trial court’s decision in State v. Scott, No. 2009AP3072-CR (Wis. App. 12/29/2010), and in its unpublished decision our firm convinced the Court of Appeals a new trial was warranted. In February 2012, Attorney Mark Richards re-tried that case, and the client was acquitted of all charges.
Most recently, Attorney Richards and Attorney Dimmer appealed a Kenosha felony involving a Fourth Amendment invasion into our client's home and his locked upstairs room. The appeal focused on whether the "community caretaker doctrine" entitled law enforcement to enter the locked room to determine whether any persons inside needed assistance. Although successful at the court of appeals, the Wisconsin Supreme Court reversed the decision. We appealed the case to the United States Supreme Court. Unfortunately, our case was not one of the petitions granted by the Supreme Court.