Michael C. Witt’s Answers

Michael C. Witt

Jefferson Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Do I need an attorney for a fish bone found in my filet o fish

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. James J. Connolly
    2. Sidney Phillip Ottem
    3. Michael C. Witt
    4. Robert Douglas Kane Jr
    5. John M. DeProspo
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    Talk to a lawyer and see if they think the case may be worth more, and if so, how much more. The increased amount needs to cover the lawyer's fees and expenses for you to break even. You might also consider paying a lawyer by the hour to try and increase the amount without litigation. If you didn't lose any work, incur any medical expense, or suffer any lasting after-effects, it's hard to see a lawyer making this case pay on a contingent fee basis. Good luck.

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  2. Can me and someone else that were involved both have a lawyer from the same office represent us? They are different lawyers.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Michael C. Witt
    2. C. Donald Briggs III
    3. Lewis John Gazda
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Michael T Warshaw
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    On its face, yes. The question then becomes whether it can be waived, whether both parties are willing to do so, and whether or not the lawyers are also willing to take that risk. The answers to those questions are both case-specific, and involve individual judgment calls beyond the scope of any answer here.

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  3. Will I go to jail for a class I felony theft? No criminal history

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Michael C. Witt
    2. Stephen Walter Sawyer
    3. Scott S. Schlough
    4. Susan Frances Fremit
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    Since a felony is by definition an offense one can be sent to prison for, jail wouldn't be the worst outcome. Probation is usually the preferred disposition for someone with no criminal history, but jail can be imposed as a condition of your probation. Depending upon your age, you may be eligible for expunction upon successful completion. Do not go to court without a lawyer. If you can't afford one, go see the public defender as soon as possible. Good luck.

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  4. I was pulled over by an officer for suspended vehical registration . Upon approaching my car the officer smelled alchol and

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Michael C. Witt
    2. Karyn T. Missimer
    3. Chadwick J. Kaehne
    4. Jay K. Nixon
    5. Macy Michelle Jaggers
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    There is a lot of law, both cases and statutes, that you would need to know to have a chance at pursuing a successful stop motion, and no one can give you the benefit of three years of law school, not to mention years of experience, in a web post. The real question you need to ask yourself is can you afford not to have a lawyer.

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  5. I got into a small fender bender and i was uninsured?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael C. Witt
    2. David Ian Schoen
    3. C. Donald Briggs III
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    5. Jay K. Nixon
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    Yes. http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/drivers/traffic/sr-law.htm

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  6. Can police get away with lying on dui report when video/audio doesnt back up their claims?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael C. Witt
    2. Jeffrey J. Szczewski
    3. Ted Harvatin
    4. Kathryn Mary Holton
    5. Andrew Stephen Roberts
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    A challenge to the existence of probable cause for the arrest needs to be raised by pre-trial suppression motion. It is not a trial issue. If someone has filed such a challenge, then the discrepancies between the report and the video can be used to challenge the officer's credibility. It can be used this way at trial as well, but I'm not sure anything on the video is going to contradict or directly call into question a breath or blood test revealing a prohibited alcohol concentration. You...

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  7. OWI 1st, PAC .13, criminal damage to property.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Michael C. Witt
    2. Karyn T. Missimer
    3. Nicholas C. Zales
    4. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    5. Stephen A. Gustitis
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    Be prepared to pay the restitution up front.

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  8. Should I sue or take action against a Taxi Company for an accident they caused?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Michael C. Witt
    2. Kevin William Attkisson
    3. James J. Connolly
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. Philip Anthony Fabiano
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    You should try finding a personal injury lawyer to assist you with this claim on a contingent fee basis, meaning no fee is collected by the lawyer unless a settlement or judgment is obtained.

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  9. I received my first dui and have a clean record. I am wondering if I need a lawyer.

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    2. Michael C. Witt
    3. Derek A Hawkins
    4. Matthew Russell Meyer
    5. Adam P. Nero
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    Unless the case involved injury to another, or you had a minor passenger in your vehicle, a first offense is not criminal, and does not carry jail as a possible penalty. However, a BAC of .15 or higher will trigger a mandatory ignition interlock requirement that applies to all vehicles that have your name associated with the registration or title. A lawyer can be of assistance even if you do not intend to contest the case through jury trial. Keep calling lawyers until you find one that is a fit...

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  10. Am i able to go to rehab instead of jail for 3rd offense of owi with child

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Michael C. Witt
    2. Jay K. Nixon
    3. Jeffrey W. Jensen
    4. Nick Passe
    5. John E. Dobogai III
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    No. A third offense enhanced by the presence of a child in the vehicle is a felony. Not only is there a mandatory minimum jail sentence that applies, but prison is also a possibility. Getting yourself immediately into treatment will help mitigate your sentence, but you need to get yourself a lawyer.

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