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    Find the Perfect Neillsville DUI Lawyer for You

    Imagine driving home from Neillsville after a night out with friends, when suddenly you see flashing lights in your car and rearview mirror. Your heart races as you pull your car over, realizing you may be facing a DUI charge for drunk driving. In Neillsville or Clark County and the Neillsville and surrounding areas, DUI charges for drunk driving are a serious matter that can have long-lasting consequences.

    Our Verdicts Show How Much We Care

    Hire an attorney that has a proven track record of the results you want to see.  If your lawyer just doesn’t have the time to put 100% of their effort into your case, keep shopping.

    State vs. Citizen Accused of Operating While Intoxicated(BAC .32)
    Eau Claire County vs. Citizen Accused of Operating While Intoxicated and Operating with a Prohibited Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) at a .32 Level Attorney Mullen with Mullen, Schlough & Associates SCconvinced prosecutors just hours before a jury trial the defendant was not operating his vehicle. Even though video tapes and statements differed as to who was actually driving the truck the evening of the incident, Attorney Mullen convinced the District Attorney's Office such a discrepancy was not worth risking a jury trial over. The case was dismissed in its entirety. ***Case Dismissed By Prosecutors}***
    State vs. Citizen Accused of Operating While Intoxicated(BAC .284)
    Eau Claire County vs. Citizen Accused of Operating While Intoxicated and Operating with a Prohibited Alcohol Concentration at a .284 Level Through the showing of police tapes and direct testimony, Attorney Mullen established law enforcement failed to interview all the actors at the scene of an accident. One of the actors missed was the designated driver with the keys of the vehicle in his pocket during the time the defendant allegedly operated the vehicle. Three other individuals interviewed who worked for Emergency Medical Services were also impaired and leaving the bar. Attorney Mullen was able to show what actually happened that evening during the trial. Again the jury took little time in coming to a not guilty verdict. ***Not Guilty Jury Verdict***
    State vs. Citizen Accused of Operating While Intoxicated(BAC .09)
    Rusk County vs. Citizen Accused of Operating While Intoxicated and Operating with a Prohibited Alcohol Concentration at a.09 Level Attorney Mullen with Mullen, Schlough & Associates SCestablished, through cross examination of the State's own expert witness during the jury trial, the defendant's blood alcohol level was between .05 and .07. Through a chronological "walk-through" of when each alcoholic beverage was consumed, the exact volume of each drink and other important factors necessary for the expert to form a calculated blood alcohol level estimate, Attorney Mullen got into evidence an expert witness opinion showing when the defendant was operating the vehicle, he/she did not have a prohibited blood alcohol level in his/her system. Even though the official blood alcohol results showed a prohibited blood alcohol level, it was established such a level was obtained only AFTER the defendant ceased operating the vehicle. ***Not Guilty Jury Verdict***

    What People Say About Us

    There really is one hallmark of a good DUI attorney: communication skills. Pinpointing a strong defense addressing your legal needs are key indicators. OWI lawyers know not only a set of criminal offense codes, but a lawyer communicates the criminal law to their clients in a way that makes sense and give a better understanding of local state or federal crimes, whether misdemeanor or felony, to everyone.

    Online Research and Reviews

    Utilizing legal directories such as Avvo, Justia, and LegalZoom is one of the most effective methods for researching and evaluating criminal defense law firms online. These directories provide ratings, reviews, and disciplinary records for attorneys practicing in various areas. By researching online reviews and ratings, you can gain valuable insight into the quality of service offered by various firms.

    It is important to remember that while online reviews and ratings can be helpful, they should not be the sole basis for your decision. Make sure to also consider the attorney’s experience, expertise, and success rate in cases similar to yours.

    Personal Recommendations

    Requesting personal recommendations from friends, family, and colleagues is an effective approach to finding a suitable lawyer. When searching for a lawyer who is suitable for your case, you should seek personal recommendations from people you trust. When requesting recommendations, it is essential to inquire about the individual’s experience with the attorney and the result of their case.

    OWI Case
    Attorney - Mark Mullen
    “I just wanted to say thank you for giving me a 2nd chance in life. I was able to overcome the accident, and because of the plea deal that I received, I was able to start over and get my life back. At first, it was hard getting a job, but (some company) gave me an opportunity as an agent, and I’m making the most of it. I hope that the other clients that you serve can be helped as much as you helped me. Thanks Again.”
    - Collen Risher
    OWI Case – ’12
    Attorney - Scott Schlough
    ” Back in December 2012 I was charged with a 2nd offence D.U.I. due to a vehicle crash I created while driving drunk. The next morning after being let out of jail I went across the street to Mullen, Schlough & Associates. I presented my case to Attorney Scott Schlough and Attorney Mark Mullen.  They took action right away, both Attorneys filed a motion with the DMV of Wisconsin to preserve my drivers license. "
    - Rob Ciotti
    OWI Case
    Attorney - Mark Mullen
    “I just wanted to say thank you for helping me out when you did. It now has been 3 years since I had gotten arrested and found you. I am thankful that you helped me and the whole experience has changed my life for the better and now I am helping out other people that were in my shoes to help turn their life better. Again, thank you for defending me. God Bless”

    - Ruth Fane

    Why Our DUI Defense Attorneys are the Best Choice

    Our attorneys and lawyers can assist you in your criminal or OWI/DUI case. We have years of experience and an extensive in-depth knowledge of local OWI/DUI and criminal law. Producing the best outcome of your case is what we strive to accomplish.

    Private attorneys, more specifically, criminal defense attorneys at Mullen, Schlough & Associates criminal defense law firm center their practice area around criminal law. A criminal lawyer should search for evidence and witnesses that will help your defense during the trial, research the elements of the crime and show the court, prosecutor and jury why they do fit a defendant’s case.  That’s what a lawyer is paid to do.

    What to Expect During Your Initial Consultation with a Neillsville Criminal Defense Lawyer

    our initial consultation with a Neillsville criminal defense lawyer should include a discussion of your case and an assessment of the attorney’s approach. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions, provide comprehensive information about your case, and evaluate the attorney’s strategies and experience in handling similar cases.

    Discussing Your Case

    During the consultation, it is imperative to be honest and provide comprehensive information about your case to the attorney. Present all pertinent documents and communicate your objectives clearly. Additionally, compile a list of questions to ask the lawyer and articulate your objectives for the case and what you would like to avoid during the consultation.

    By providing all the necessary information and discussing your case thoroughly, you can ensure that your attorney has a clear understanding of your situation and can provide the most effective representation possible.

    Assessing the Attorney’s Approach

    To assess a criminal lawyer’s approach to your case, it is advisable to have a face-to-face meeting with them to effectively evaluate your case and gain a thorough comprehension of all the details. Evaluate the attorney’s strategies and approach to ensure they are taking the appropriate measures to ensure a successful outcome.

    You can gain further insight into the attorney’s approach by consulting their website or reviewing online reviews. Ultimately, it is essential to choose an attorney whose approach aligns with your goals and expectations for your case.

    Expertise in the Criminal Justice System

    A criminal lawyer should demonstrate proficiency in various areas, including communication, analysis, interpersonal relations, problem-solving, criminal law, and the criminal justice system. An experienced criminal defense lawyer should be detail-oriented, organized, and possess strong writing and research capabilities. They should demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the criminal justice system and the ability to effectively manage its complexities.

    To find a criminal defense lawyer who possesses these qualities, you can use online directories, personal recommendations, or research local law firms. It is essential to choose a lawyer who is well-versed in the criminal justice system and can navigate it effectively, as the outcome of your case depends on their expertise.

    Track Record of Success

    A good criminal defense attorney should possess a demonstrated history of success in defending clients facing criminal charges in various criminal cases. When selecting a criminal lawyer, it is beneficial to assess their success rate in cases similar to yours, as well as their experience and history of achieving favorable results for clients.

    A proficient criminal defense attorney should demonstrate a successful record of defending clients against criminal charges and navigating complex legal issues. This could encompass a high rate of success in cases comparable to yours, as well as expertise and a history of generating positive results for clients. A lawyer’s track record of success can be a strong indicator of their ability to handle your case effectively.

    Negotiating Plea Bargains

    Plea bargains are arrangements between the prosecution and the defense wherein the defendant consents to plead guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for a reduced sentence or other considerations. In order to negotiate a successful plea bargain, it is essential to demonstrate respect for the prosecutor, assess the merits and shortcomings of your case, set achievable objectives, and engage the services of a competent negotiator as your legal representative.

    Additionally, it is important to be prepared for the negotiation and to be open to compromise without compromising your standards. A skilled negotiator can provide insight into your case and the prosecutor’s position, enabling you to set realistic goals and prepare for the negotiation.

    When approaching a plea bargain, it is critical to ensure that your attorney has experience in negotiating such agreements, as their expertise can greatly impact the outcome of your case.

    Short Summary

    • It is essential to choose a Neillsville criminal defense attorney with expertise in the criminal justice system and a proven track record of success.
    • Research online reviews, seek personal recommendations, and assess an attorney’s approach during initial consultation when selecting the right lawyer for your case.
    • Win jury trials or negotiate plea bargains with experienced legal counsel to ensure best possible outcome for your criminal case.
    Mark Mullen

    Mark R. Mullen

    Managing Partner – Business Operations

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    OWI Defense
    Mobile: (715) 828-4780

    Attorney Mark Mullen spends most of his time managing Mullen, Schlough & Associates S.C. He uses his business education along with extensive knowledge of everyday law firm operations combined with 10 years courtroom experience to insure attorneys with the firm provide quality legal representation. In addition, he believes and strives to insure successful attorneys start with an organized office environment with highly trained and experienced staff providing attorneys to have only one issue on their minds: winning the case.

    Scott S. Schlough

    Scott S. Schlough

    Managing Partner – Legal Services

    Menomonie, Wisconsin

    Criminal Defense & OWI Defense
    Mobile: (715) 821-1287

    Attorney Schlough attended the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where he studied Political Science and Communications. He also had to opportunity to complete two internships in the Minnesota government, first with the Minnesota House of Representatives and then with former Governor Tim Pawlenty. After completing his bachelor’s degree, he immediately enrolled in law school at William Mitchell College of Law. While at William Mitchell, Attorney Schlough was active in the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity and was also president of the Ski and Snowboard club at William Mitchell. He is licensed in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.

    Common DUI/OWI Defense Questions

    Mullen, Schlough & Associates S.C. is a great place to get advice from experienced criminal defense attorneys. Whether you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor crime, it is important to understand your rights and know what questions to ask an attorney when looking for quality legal representation.

    Listed below are some of the most frequently asked questions related to Chippewa County criminal defense law such as: Should I get a lawyer for my first criminal charge? How do I know if I need a lawyer for a misdemeanor charge? What are Chippewa County’s laws concerning felonies and misdemeanors? What can Neillsville criminal lawyers near me do to help with my case? Call us at 715-723-7160 & find out. Speak with an attorney before going to prison.

    What Type of Cases Do We Handle

    Different types of criminal charges require different approaches, so it is essential to identify a lawyer who has experience dealing with the particular type of charge that you are facing.

    The most common criminal and DUI/OWI charges are drunk driving, drug offenses, physical and sexual assault and internet crimes.

    Felony Charges

    Felony charges are criminal offenses that are punishable by a prison sentence of more than one year. The most frequent felony charges in the US are typically drug crimes, violent crimes including murder and assault, and property crimes like burglary and theft. Felony charges can potentially entail severe consequences, so it is important to secure the aid of an attorney who is knowledgeable in such matters.

    When facing felony charges, it is crucial to find a lawyer who has experience in managing these types of cases. An attorney who is familiar with the intricacies of felony cases can provide a more effective defense, increasing your chances of a successful outcome.

    Misdemeanor Charges

    Misdemeanor charges are criminal offenses that are punishable by a jail sentence of less than one year.  The most common misdemeanor charges consist of disorderly conduct, drug crimes and theft under $5,000.00 cases.  Misdemeanor cases can result in loss of money and freedom long with severe consequences on your personal and professional life.

    Ordinance Charges

    Ordinance charges are law violations that do not rise to the severity level of a criminal offense.  They’re convictions result in a civil forfeiture also referred to as a fine of under $1,000.00 and other condition such as a driver’s license suspension and AODA (Alcohol and Other Drugs Assessment) session or sessions regarding a DUI/OWI ticket. Ordinance charges DO NOT result in incarceration time or a criminal record.

    Why Our Flexible Flat Fee Prices and Payment Plans Fit Your Situation

    Facing a DUI charge can be financially burdensome, which is why attorneys say it’s essential to explore free and affordable legal representation, trial and bail options.

    Flat Fee Pricing

    Flat fee pricing for Wisconsin DUI attorneys refers to a fixed amount defendants pay upfront to the lawyers near handle the entirety of a DUI case. This amount typically ranges from $3,00 to $7,500, depending on the lawyer’s experience and reputation. The benefits of flat fee pricing include the assurance of being aware of the overall cost of the case in advance, as well as the potential to plan for the cost of legal representation. The drawbacks include the possibility for the lawyer to be less committed to work on the case if the fee is already paid, in addition to the possibility for the lawyer to be less inclined to negotiate a lower fee.

    Payment Plan Options

    Our Wisconsin DUI attorneys and lawyers offer payment plans that range from $150 to $500 per defendant per month, providing more affordable options. Payment plans and fees can be tailored to suit defendants needs and can be paid via check or credit card. Consult with a DWI or DUI attorney to determine if payment plans are available and to determine what options may be best suited for your financial situation.

    Our Prices & Payment Plans

    Criminal Defense


    Starting at $6000
    Half Required Down Before We Start
    Criminal Defense


    Starting at $4500
    Half Required Down Before We Start
    OWI/DUI Defense

    1st to 3rd

    Starting at $4500
    Half Required Down Before We Start
    OWI/DUI Defense


    Starting at $6000
    Half Required Down Before We Start

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