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Attorney Chris Van Wagner said, "The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision was more than a legal ruling; it was a slap in the face," Van Wagner said, "This, no question about it, is a major affront to the government in many ways. Most significantly, it said you should have never brought this case." When a Wisconsin woman was wrongfully imprisoned for false accusations made against her by the district attorney.
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False Accusations, Wrongful Conviction, Wrongful Imprisonment

If you have been falsely accused of a crime or drunk driving, wrongfully arrested for a criminal or DUI charge, or wrongfully imprisoned after a conviction, please call or e-mail the attorneys at Van Wagner & Wood right away. Time is of the essence. You must take immediate action if you are under investigation, if you have been arrested, or if you have been convicted in the state of Wisconsin.

time is of the essence

If you were arrested for a drunk driving offense in the state of Wisconsin and refused to submit to a sobriety test, you have 10 days to take action to save your driver's license. If you submitted to a test, it may help to know that all is not lost; the attorneys at Van Wagner & Wood have helped many people beat a drunk driving charge.

If you were arrested on criminal charges, you have a right to speak with your attorney before answering any questions. Regardles of the charges being brought against you, the attorneys at Van Wagner & Wood will defend you.

Chris Van Wagner and Tracey Wood, the founders of Van Wagner & Wood, devote themselves exclusively to helping people defend against state and federal accusations and convictions. If you or someone you care about has been arrested, charged or convicted of a criminal or DUI offense, please call () the attorneys at Van Wagner & Wood. They will give you a brief but professional first-impression analysis of your case and your situation, which will allow you to take an important first step in defending the case against you. You can also send your case information to the attorneys to apprise them of your situation. >> Send Criminal Case Information >> Send DUI Case Information

Madison WI Criminal Defense Lawyers

Attorney Chris Van Wagner has tried hundreds of felony cases to successful verdicts in his twenty-plus years as an attorney. His trial cases have ranged from low-level theft offense all the way to first degree sexual assault, homicide and vehicular homicide. He has been three times awarded the Martin Hanson Advocates Prize for numerous homicide acquittals (not guilty verdicts), repeatedly awarded Super Lawyers of Wisconsin for his highly ethical legal practices, outstanding trial record, and high regard in the legal community. An invy league graduate of Cornell Law School, Attorney Van Wagner has handled matters in both rural and urban counties, not to mention the hardened criminal courtrooms of Chicago, Illinois and Trenton, New Jersey, winning cases he was expected to lose quickly.

Attorney Tracey Wood has handled well over 2,000 drunk driving cases in the state of Wisconsin, and numerous high profile criminal cases including a case that made the national headlines a few years ago, when her client was cleared of any wrongdoing in a wide-ranging and emboldened conspiracy scheme that actually stole missile launchers and military tanks from the Ft. McCoy military base in northern Wisconsin. All but one other defendant in that case went to federal prison for years. She has won an acquittal in several sexual assault cases, such as the recent one charging her client with sexual assault of an unconscious victim, and a previous one in which her client failed to prevent sexual assaults on a minor.

In addition to this solid and successful trial history, Chris and Tracey have also argued and won appeals to the state and federal courts.

Falsely Accused Of Sexual Assault

When a Prairie du Chien client was falsely accused of sexual assault of a minor child and repeated acts of sexual assault, he turned to Van Wagner & Wood for help, and Attorney Christopher Van Wagner represented him. The outcome: an outright acquittal on all counts of sexual assault.

That client was facing very serious charges of first-degree sexual assault of a minor child, a class B felony in Wisconsin. The sexual assault defense by Attorney Chris Van Wagner went up against evidence that the DA claimed was overwhelming and would prove sexual assault beyond a reasonable doubt. In a 5 day criminal trial, that DA presented evidence, but moreover, he sought to invoke the jurors' emotions. In closing arguments, Attorney Chris Van Wagner successfully helped the jury separate fact from fiction and look to the true evidence of the case before them. The jury unanimously voted to acquit on all charges.

We will defend you

Your first consultation with an attorney at Van Wagner & Wood is free, but you must take the first step by calling () or e-mail the attorneys at Van Wagner & Wood. When you confer with the lawyers at Van Wagner & Wood they will give you a brief but professional "first-impression" analysis of your case and your situation, which will allow you to take an important first step in defending the case against you. When you are seeking criminal defense help, it helps to know that because of the past success of the attorneys at Van Wagner & Wood, they may be able to obtain a very favorable outcome for you, even when everything about the situation seems bleak and hopeless. By placing your case in their competent hands, you can step back and leave the hard work to them. Although there are no guarantees, at least you will know that you have the good, solid, competent, experienced, well-regarded and highly respected help of Van Wagner & Wood.