Criminal Law:

arrest, record, criminal, termination, racine, kenosha, westosha, milwaukee, wisconsinRizzo & Diersen, S.C. is dedicated to helping people faced with criminal charges. We have been a part of the Kenosha County, WI community for over twenty years and are well-established in Racine, Lake Geneva, and Burlington. We routinely handle a wide variety of criminal matters. We understand that every case is unique and every client deserves an attorney that will take the time to understand the particular circumstances involved in their situation. We pride ourselves on being available to our clients twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Bail and Bond Hearings:

The purpose of bail is to give assurance that the defendant in a criminal trial will appear. The amount of bail is not a part of the punishment, as there has been no conviction. Our firm is familiar with the factors that are appropriate to determine bail. A good lawyer knows the financial limitations of his or her client and can fight for a bail that reasonably ensures presence at trial while avoiding the constraint on family members who may have insufficient resources for daily living expenses.

Firearms and Weapons:

Wisconsin may give high regard to the right of an individual to own a gun, but that regard is not without limits. Some individuals are prohibited from owning guns due to previous criminal activities. Certain types of gun ownership, such as military-style weapons and silencers are illegal for anyone to possess. There is a multitude of other violations that can get you into trouble. You need an attorney that understands guns, the rights afforded you by the Constitution and federal, as well as state gun laws.

Theft and Burglary:

Taking property that does not belong to you, no matter how you do it, or how you try to justify it, is a crime. The severity of that crime varies depending on the amount of property involved and the manner in which you take it. These types of crimes ranging from obtaining property by false pretense, larceny, burglary or embezzlement. They can include such crimes as grand theft auto, dealing in stolen property and passing worthless checks.

Violent Offenses:

At Rizzo & Diersen, S.C., we handle a wide variety of state charges involving violent crimes such as arson, assault, battery, burglary, car-jacking, homicide, kidnapping, manslaughter, murder, robbery, and sex-based offenses. Many of these types of offenses are “three-strike” offenses, meaning that the third conviction for a violation can mean the permanent loss of your freedom. When it comes to something that serious, you need the best representation you can get.

White Collar Crimes:

White-collar crimes got their name from the fact that they can be committed by persons that look honest, maybe hold decent jobs in the community, and don’t dirty their hands to commit their crimes. While violent crimes have always been a prime target for law and order types, white-collar crime in the wake of corporate scandals like Enron and WorldCom are growing in prosecution due to public outcry. Before you become a scapegoat and take the fall for all the people perceived as being the problem with corporate America, you should consult with a lawyer. You need an advocate who is not afraid to tackle the complex issues involved in prosecutions involving accounting or bank fraud, on-line and computer-based crimes, corporate fraud, insurance, and health care fraud, money laundering and RICO violations.

Some of the criminal matters we successfully handle include:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Narcotic Violations
  • DUI and OWI
  • Firearms and Weapons
  • Juvenile Crime
  • Sexual Offenses
  • Theft and Burglary
  • Violent Offenses
  • White Collar Crime
  • Alpine Valley Drug/Criminal Charges

We understand that facing criminal charges can be traumatic. We also know that being charged with a crime and being guilty of a crime are not the same thing. We begin each case with the assumption that every one of our clients has a unique problem that needs to be solved. We always work in the best interest of our clients.