Criminal Defense Practice

In the practice of law, criminal defense is unique in that it is the only area of the law that can take away your freedom. In Wisconsin circuit courts, criminal defense cases are classified as either misdemeanors, felonies, or criminal traffic. The important distinction between misdemeanors and felonies is that any crime punishable by imprisonment in the Wisconsin prisons is a felony. Conviction of a felony does not mean certain prison time, however. If convicted of a felony, you forfeit your second amendment rights to gun ownership, your right to vote, and the ability to hold office or serve on a jury. Criminal traffic cases depend on traffic related charges and can be either misdemeanors or felonies.

In Wisconsin, first offense Operating While Intoxicated (OWI, commonly know as "Driving Under the Influence" or DUI) is considered a civil forfeiture (fine) and not a criminal offense.

Attorney Robert Nagel has experience in a wide range of charges including:

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Good Morning Mr. Nagel,

I thought I'd just write you a quick note to let you know that (defendant withheld) has passed into phase 4 today.

We've had a bump or two so far in drug court, but overall he is doing really well. His mother and I are extremely proud of him, and the progress he has made. He is a completely different person now, than the one you met.
He is still employed at (employer withheld) and has had several promotions, and enjoys the work. He and a coworker moved to a duplex in Cottage Grove, and he seems to enjoy and handle the responsibility of being on his own.

His mother and I feel much more hopeful about (defendant withheld) and his future, we have our son back. We attribute alot of this to your persistence in getting him into drug court. We feel this program has had a major impact on him. We want to express our thanks to you in getting him into this program.

Thank you very much, (client's parents name withheld)