The Wisconsin criminal appeal lawyers of Huppertz & Powers, S.C., are very experienced at helping people who have already been convicted of a criminal offense in Wisconsin. Our post-conviction and appeal attorneys are available to meet with you to discuss your, or a loved one’s, situation.
Experienced in Post-Conviction Remedies
Attorney Matthew Huppertz is an experienced Wisconsin criminal appeal lawyer. He is well-known in the legal community for a few cases that set precedent in holding lawyers accountable for ineffective representation:
- State v. Pitsch, 124 Wis. 2d 628, 369 N.W. 2d 711 (1985).
- State v. Pulizzano, 155 Wis. 2d 633, 456 N.W.2d 325 (1990).
As a result of the above cases, our post-conviction relief lawyers are highly sought after by people whose convictions can be blamed in part on the incompetence of their attorneys. We know how to prove that an attorney failed to properly investigate a case, failed to hire an expert, failed to call alibi witnesses, etc.
Our Wisconsin criminal appeals lawyers also have a history of success in criminal appeals. We know how to get convictions overturned if there was a verdict error, judge mistake, or other irregularity in the jury trial. We also have experience in having your guilty or no contest plea vacated.
Waukesha / Milwaukee Expungement Lawyers: Clearing a Criminal Record
In all their work, our attorneys not only lessen or eliminate our clients’ punishments. We also work hard toward “expungement,” which refers to clearing convictions from a criminal record. This is especially important because a criminal conviction can negatively affect future job prospects. There are specific rules about who is eligible for an expungement. For example, you must ask for an expungement at the time of sentencing.
If you were charged with a crime prior to June of 2009, you had to be under 18 at the time of the offense and the offense must have been a misdemeanor in order to expunge it from your record. Now, anyone under 24 can expunge misdemeanor and felony charges punishable by fewer than six years in jail or prison. To learn more about expunging criminal records, contact our Waukesha and Milwaukee expungement attorneys.
If you are too old for an expungement, the only way to have your criminal record cleared is through a governor’s pardon. Please visit the state of Wisconsin’s governor’s page for more information.