A Criminal Defense Attorney Who Gets Results
If you face a criminal charge in Wisconsin, whether it is a misdemeanor such as a first-time drunk driving offense, or a felony such as sexual assault or drug trafficking, it is critical to enlist the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Conviction of a crime can negatively affect your employment opportunities, your educational opportunities and your personal life. It’s no time to rely on a family friend who practices real estate law or some other area of law. The law office of Christopher T. Van Wagner S.C. is entirely focused on providing assertive criminal defense in central and western Wisconsin. I have more than 20 years of experience defending individuals in a wide range of criminal cases.
I have been named Madison’s Best Criminal Defense Lawyer six times and awarded the Martin Hanson Advocate’s Prize by the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers three times. Early in my career, I served as a state and federal prosecutor. This provides me valuable insight into how a case against a client is likely to be structured, allowing me to develop an effective defense strategy. I prepare every case as if it will go to trial, but I am often able to get charges reduced or a case dismissed without litigating.
A Record Of Success Across A Broad Range Of Cases
I have produced successful outcomes for clients in a wide array of criminal cases, including:
- Reckless driving, driving with a suspended license and any vehicular crime
- Drunk driving, including drunk driving accidents resulting in injuries or death
- Drug crimes, including possession, manufacturing and drug trafficking
- Theft and other property crimes
- Assault and other violent crimes
- Sexual assault and other sex crimes
- Insurance fraud, tax fraud, embezzlement and other white collar crimes
It is smart to enlist my services as soon as possible, especially before you speak at length with law enforcement officials. I protect my clients’ interests at every turn. Most people are unaware of what statements actually harm their case. Too many people mistakenly offer information to authorities believing their cooperation will help their cause when it actually works against them.