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Criminal Defense Attorney
in St. Croix County, Wisconsin

Experienced & Skilled Criminal Defense Lawyer

Far too much is at stake for you to take your criminal charges lightly. With serious fines, incarceration and a ruined reputation in the community as penalties for criminal convictions, it is essential to mount the best defense possible.

As a Hudson criminal defense lawyer with more than 25 years of legal experience, I handle everything from the simplest disorderly conduct misdemeanor to serious felonies. As a local Hudson, Wisconsin, area attorney, I have been working with these same courts and judges for many years. I know the players and rules involved in the local court system, and I have represented clients in many trials.

Since Wertheimer Law Offices, S.C., is a solo criminal defense law firm, I am uniquely positioned to provide my clients with the benefit of my many years of experience and my aggressive approach to criminal defense at a surprisingly affordable cost.

Drunk Driving Charges

I handle drunk driving charges from first offense to repeat offense felony operating while intoxicated (OWI). I can help defend you in the criminal courts and represent you before the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to retain your driving privileges.

Drug Crime Charges

I have handled a great deal of drug crime cases, including:

  • Simple possession

  • Possession with intent to deliver

  • Cultivation and growing

  • Trafficking

Other Crimes

I also represent clients in criminal law matters that include:

  • Assault and other violent crimes

  • Disorderly conduct

  • Sexual assault and other sex crimes

  • Homicide

Personalized, Aggressive Representation

Throughout your case, I am here for you. I will return your calls, answer your questions and update you on every significant event in your case. I will fight aggressively to protect your rights, and I will walk you through every aspect of your case from the free initial consultation to the end of your case. I serve St. Croix County, Wisconsin, and the neighboring areas of Pierce County, Polk County and Dunn County.

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Criminal Law Information

What Is Criminal Law?

Criminal law involves the government prosecution of an individual for an act that is classified as a crime. Criminal cases are tried through a state prosecutor who initiates the criminal law cases. Individuals who are convicted of a crime may be incarcerated, fined, or a combination of both.

If you would like more information on Criminal Law or any topics which concern a legal matter, please contact Rob Wertheimer for a free initial consultation.

Criminal Defense

The best hope in a criminal case is to have a criminal attorney give you legal help with your criminal case. They are highly recommended to protect your rights and secure the best possible deal for your case. Criminal defense lawyers will know what the best-case and worst-case scenarios are and properly advise you of your legal rights based on the crime you have committed. If you don’t use a criminal defense attorney, you could be jeopardizing your future and the severity of the punishment for your crime. If you have been accused of a DUI or DWI then a DUI attorney will be your best bet to help.

What is a Crime?

A crime is defined as any act or omission (of an act) in violation of a public law forbidding or commanding it. Criminal law is primarily defined by local, state and federal governments. Criminal law varies from state to state,

Criminal law crimes include both felonies and misdemeanors. Felonies are more serious criminal offenses such as murder or rape. Misdemeanors are less serious criminal offenses such as petty theft or jaywalking. Felonies are punishable most of the time for a minimum of one year in prison. Misdemeanors are punishable for less than one year in prison.

Most criminal law crimes consist of two key elements; an act and a mental state. Criminal law prosecutors have to prove all elements of the criminal law crime to gain a conviction. In addition, the criminal law prosecutor must convince a jury or judge ‘beyond a reasonable doubt' of all facts needed to validate the guilt of the crime charged.

Types of Crimes

Felony – A felony is an offense punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year or by death.

Misdemeanor – A misdemeanor crime punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for up to one year or jail and fine

Crime and Criminal Procedures


To lead, take or entice a person away, or to detain an individual with the intent to hold them for ransom as a hostage or for the purpose of inducing compliance with a demand or obtaining any advantage.

  • Ransom money

  • Hostage-taking

  • International parental kidnapping


  1. An act that intentionally or recklessly causes another to apprehend immediate and unlawful personal violence.

  2. A general word to include both a threat of and the actual infliction of, personal violence.

  3. A form of the tort of trespass to the person.

  • Sec. 111. – Assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers or employees.

  • Sec. 112. – Protection of foreign officials, official guests, and internationally protected persons.

  • Sec. 113. – Assaults within maritime and territorial jurisdiction.

  • Sec. 114. – Maiming within maritime and territorial jurisdiction.

  • Sec. 115. – Influencing, impeding or retaliating against a Federal official by threatening or injuring a family member.

  • Sec. 116. – Female genital mutilation.


  1. EmbezzlementA statutory offense committed by a clerk or servant who misappropriates property received in the course of employment for, and under the authority of, the master or employer.

  2. TheftA theft is a term normally describing the offense of stealing or larceny.


The crime of homicide is classified as either manslaughter or murder.

  1. A killing, lawful or unlawful, of one human being by another.

  2. An unlawful killing with or without intent to kill or do grievous bodily harm.


By Force or Threat – Whoever, in the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States or in a Federal prison, knowingly causes

  1. by using force against that other person; or

  2. by threatening or placing that other person in fear that any person will be subjected to death, serious bodily injury, or kidnapping; or attempts to do so, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned for any term of years or life, or both.

By Other Means – Whoever, in the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States or in a Federal prison, knowingly:

  1. renders another person unconscious and thereby engages in a sexual act with that other person; or

  2. administers to another person by force or threat of force, or without the knowledge or permission of that person, a drug, intoxicant, or other similar substance and thereby.

If you would like more information about Criminal Law in Wisconsin or have questions on any topics which concern a legal matter, please contact Rob Wertheimer for a free initial consultation. I serve St. Croix County, Wisconsin, and the surrounding areas of Pierce County, Polk County and Dunn County.