Criminal Defense Attorney in Wausau Wisconsin


Criminal Defense

Contact me for your personal, professional, and persistent criminal defense attorney in Wausau, Wisconsin. I have the experience, reputation, and ability to competently represent you in any criminal defense case you face in Wausau, Wisconsin. I champion Constitutional rights not only to protect my clients, but also to maintain integrity and justice for all.


I have more than a decade of experience defending more than a thousand clients. Let me handle your criminal case. No matter what type of offense, you are in good hands.

Domestic Abuse

  • Disorderly Conduct

  • Criminal Damage to Property

  • Battery

  • Strangulation and Suffocation

  • Stalking

  • False Imprisonment

There is no discretion for domestic abuse. When the police are called, someone is going to jail. You or your loved one will most likely get arrested for disorderly conduct as an incident of domestic abuse. Often there are additional charges of battery and criminal damage to property. In some serious cases, you are charged with strangulation and suffocation, false imprisonment, or stalking. These are felony offenses, and they are domestics. Any domestic abuse charge may affect your gun rights. You need a solid defense attorney to get you out of a domestic conviction. Over my career, I have helped hundreds of clients avoid domestic abuse convictions, keep their 2nd Amendment right to bear arms, restore their family life, and even walk away with all charges dropped in the end.

Obstructing an Officer

  • Resisting an officer

  • Obstructing an officer

What do you do when an officer pulls you over? Do you tell him your story, or do you remain silent? What if you start talking but then leave something out? Depending on what you say—anytime you encounter a police officer—you could end up “obstructing” the officer by making his job “more difficult.” If an officer thinks you are lying to him, chances are you are getting arrested for obstructing. If you resist him while he tries to arrest you, you get the charge for resisting an officer too. There are legal defenses to these crimes. I know what you should do when you meet an officer—how to act, what to say, and how to behave. But if you or a loved one was already charged or arrested for crimes against the police, do not fear. I am an experienced defense attorney and will help you fight back in the legal system.

Defending Gun Rights

  • Endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon

  • Carrying a concealed weapon

  • Possession of a firearm while intoxicated

  • Possession of a firearm by a felon

  • Self-defense and Castle Doctrine

It's American to own a gun. There are more guns than citizens. Perhaps you grew up hunting. You cherish your right to hunt and want your children to have that same tradition. Or maybe you enlisted in the military and depend on possessing a weapon for your career. Or maybe you just need a gun in case someone breaks into your home and you need to exercise your right to self-defense. You might also want a concealed carry license. As a firearm owner and hunter, I understand. I am here to defend your 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. Over a decade now I have saved military careers, family traditions, and armed citizens by protecting my clients from losing their gun rights.

Violent Crimes

  • Homicide

  • Reckless homicide

  • Aggravated Battery

  • Substantial Battery

  • Recklessly endangering safety

  • Robbery

If you are facing a violent crime, you need a serious felony defense attorney. There are few criminal defense attorneys in Wausau that have homicide trial experience, and I am one of them. I have also defended those charged with aggravated or substantial battery charges, recklessly endangering safety (often involving a gun or a weapon), and robbery charges. I have successfully helped clients avoid felony convictions, prison time, and even jail time for violent crimes.

Property Crimes

  • Trespass to Land

  • Criminal Trespass to Dwellings

  • Burglary

  • Theft

Sometimes good people make mistakes. Maybe you crossed a property boundary while hunting or hiking in the great outdoors but were secretly caught on camera. Or perhaps a teenage son or daughter took a car because their friends suggested they be the getaway driver. It all starts out so harmless, but in the end, bad things happen to or on someone else's property. Now, you or your loved one are facing criminal trespass, theft, or even burglary charges. Many times, a person is charged as a party to the crime even if they did not step foot on the property or steal the item in question. This happens all too often. However, there are specific defenses to these types of situations, such as an alibi or mistaken identification. I have utilized these defenses before and have seen complete dismissals of charges. So, when you or your loved one are charged with a crime involving property, even as a party to a crime, I am there to defend you. I will investigate the facts, explore all defenses, and zealously advocate for you.

White Collar

  • Theft in a business setting

  • Identity theft

  • Forgery

  • Fraud

Times are tough. It can be hard to pay off credit card bills or keep up with monthly finances. Sadly, the temptation to steal from an employer is hard to resist. The opportunities are all too easy. Even if you regret doing it after the fact, the alleged crime may not be found out for years. There are exceptions to the statutes of limitations that mean law enforcement and your employer can discover and prosecute the crime even later than normal. When it happens, though, and you have stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars, you are facing a prison sentence. However, with my business degree and background, I understand white collar crimes better than most prosecutors. There are sophisticated schemes, accounting details, and contractual nuances that must be considered. Even if there is not a technical defense, I will learn about who you are, why you did what you did, and what we can do to help you. I have spared many clients from prison, felony convictions, and career-crushing charges when they embezzled, committed forgery or fraud, or were charged with theft in a business setting.

Child Abuse

  • Child neglect

  • Physical abuse of a child

  • Causing mental harm to a child

  • Child enticement

  • Incest

  • Sexual Assault of Children

Being a parent is challenging. There are countless things that go wrong every day. Sometimes a child falls and gets injured—but because they show up at school with a mark—you find yourself getting arrested for a felony. Or maybe your teenage children have a party and one of their friends accuses you of sexual assault while no one was around to see. Or your grandchildren say you touch them inappropriately. These crimes are embarrassing to deal with, but I am not afraid to be your strong advocate. We know that false accusations happen. Moreover, the State has a hard time proving these cases without witnesses, corroborating evidence, and DNA. Even so, if it is serious enough, you may be facing a prison sentence and sex offender registration. You need thorough and diligent representation to investigate the facts, uncover the truth, and free you from the lies. I have represented clients charged with everything from child neglect to incest—obtaining favorable results for many by helping them avoid felony convictions, prison sentences, and sex offender registration.

Sexual Assault

  • 1st and 2nd degree sexual assault

  • 3rd degree consent violations

  • 4th degree sexual contact offenses

  • Unconscious victims and date rape

  • Prostitution

Alcohol and drugs often lead to poor decisions and regret. When the police question you about what you did last night, you may find yourself behind bars soon. But that does not mean that every sexual encounter is non-consensual or legally a crime. Even if there is DNA evidence, your credibility still matters. After thorough investigations into the facts and circumstances, zealous advocacy, and strong defense narratives, I have prevented many clients from going to prison, getting a felony, or being registered as a sex offender for these types of offenses.

Computer Crimes

  • Possession of child pornography

  • Use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime

  • Invasion of privacy

  • Revenge porn cases

Technology is all around us today. It is so easy to download something on your computer. Hackers prey upon weak defenses. Sometimes a roommate uses your computer and downloads child pornography. Or maybe you posted something on social media but did not realize you shared it with everyone. Or someone claims you put a camera in their bedroom and invaded their privacy. Or you tried hooking up on an app with someone who claimed they were under 15, but you did not believe them. While these scenarios do not happen to everybody, they can happen to anybody. All it takes is for someone to use your device and you may find a DCI investigator knocking at your door. When that happens, depending on the severity, you are going to jail and can even face mandatory prison time for crimes like possession of child pornography and using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime. In these situations, you need legal support from a tech-savvy lawyer. I am a criminal defense attorney that knows and understands technology well. I use technology in my work every day, and have even built my own computers in the past. And if the technicalities go beyond me, I will obtain the best computer expert. In fact, I have secured a complete dismissal of child pornography charges before based on technological grounds and sound legal theory. I have obtained reduced prison sentences and mandatory minimum sentences in child pornography cases too. In many cases, I have prevented clients from going to prison in use of a computer to facilitate sex crime cases. I have defended revenge porn and invasion of privacy cases. Whatever the technology or the case, you are in good hands.

Animal Abuse

  • Mistreating animals

  • Failing to provide food and shelter

Sometimes people are too poor to feed themselves, let alone their animals. Or a farmer puts down an animal, but only to find out it is a crime. Or maybe your significant other has too many cats in the house. Animal crimes can even make the nightly news. I have experienced and defended such cases successfully. I will learn about your circumstances, be compassionate and understanding, and create the best defense narrative for you so that you do not go to jail.

Drug Possession

  • Possession of THC

  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

  • 2nd and subsequent offenses

  • Possession with intent to deliver

  • Possession of Cocaine, Meth, Heroin

From black tar heroin to cocaine, methamphetamine, LSD, THC, and every prescription pill in between, I have represented numerous clients facing drug charges of various quantities—from the biggest pot grow in the county to the smallest one-hitter. Most of the time, drug charges arise from being stopped by the police. The K9 gets deployed and you find yourself and other passengers being searched, arrested, and stripped down. The question is whether you had knowledge of the drugs. You might be charged as a party to a crime for someone else's drugs too—but only if you knew about them and were ready and willing to help them. Possession of tetrahydrocannabinols is still a crime in Wisconsin, and in Marathon County, it is still prosecuted. Second and subsequent THC offenses are felonies—but are more rare these days. Possession with intent to deliver charges usually come from controlled buys or just because you have a lot of cash, a scale, and drug paraphernalia. In any of these scenarios, the police need reasonable suspicion to stop you, probable cause to arrest you, and a search warrant to search your residence or phone. I have successfully litigated drug cases over my career resulting in many non-convictions, felony reductions, no jail or no prison sentences, and court diversion agreements. Even in the most serious cases, such as one involving the Mexican drug cartel, I have obtained substantially reduced prison terms. If you need an experienced criminal defense attorney for felony drug defense, contact me.


Many people rely on my professional assistance in Wausau, Wisconsin. I pride myself on keeping clients employed, saving families from ruin, helping people break addictions, providing youth with a second chance at life, and achieving justice for the innocent.

There is no need to handle your case all alone. Get legal advice, sound counsel, and zealous representation. Anyone facing criminal charges, no matter how serious or slight, can contact me directly for immediate consultation or representation.

Your Best Defense is a Good Lawyer

You're a good person—but now you need a professional criminal and DUI defense attorney to help you get out of this.


Even good people make mistakes. But the worst mistake is to represent yourself in a criminal case or to plead guilty to an OWI without even knowing your options. Or to speak when you should remain silent. Or to consent to your phone or property being searched. Or to violate your bond without realizing it.

I have more than a decade of experience getting clients out of sticky situations and obtaining outstanding results, such as: trial acquittals, suppression successes, case dismissals, countless felonies amended or dismissed, probation revocation victories, OWIs amended to lesser charges, and other creative solutions. While no two matters are ever the same, know that you have an accomplished, top-rated advocate on your side.