Gregory A. Petit’s Answers

Gregory A. Petit

Menasha Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Can the police really guarantee no jail time for someone with no prior drug charges who informs for them? Can charges be reduced

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Tajara Dommershausen
    2. Gregory A. Petit
    3. Eric J Trabin
    4. John Matthew Leace
    5. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    5 lawyer answers

    Tajara is correct. Get an attorney aboard asap. Charges will be charged. A skilled attorney will be able to help fix this mess.

    3 lawyers agreed with this answer

  2. How long does a state prosecutor in Wisconsin have to file formal charges?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Karyn T. Missimer
    2. Michael R. Cohen
    3. Gregory A. Petit
    3 lawyer answers

    Hire an attorney right away. An attorney may be able to use the probation violation as an "up front" punishment as a way to convince the DA at a precharghing conference not to charge a battery or to pursue other charging or diversionary options. Karyn and Michael are correct in thier answers: get an attorney now.

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer

  3. Owi

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Tajara Dommershausen
    2. Karyn T. Missimer
    3. Theodore Perlick Molinari
    4. Gregory A. Petit
    5 lawyer answers

    The advice you have recieved from the other attorneys is spot on. Good luck!

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  4. What is the best trial to have on a drug conspiracy charge ? jury trial or bench trial?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Michael R. Cohen
    2. Karyn T. Missimer
    3. Gregory A. Petit
    3 lawyer answers

    Both attorneys are correct. The variables assocaited with any trial decisions are best handled by a frank discussion with your attorney.

  5. What happens at a status confrence when you have other pending felony case

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Michael R. Cohen
    2. Karyn T. Missimer
    3. Gregory A. Petit
    4 lawyer answers

    Karyn is correct. If you are facing any felony you really need an attorney! If you have one and you don't know what happens at a status confrence you need to talk to your attorney. If they can't or won't answer this question you may want to find a new attorney.

  6. In the state of WI - how long does the decision process take before you are notified that you WON your appeal prrocess?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Gregory A. Petit
    1 lawyer answer

    If this is before the Wisconsin Court of Appeals or the Wisconsin Supreme Court the answer is up to 1 year but usually around 6 months. If it is an administrative appeal it varies.

  7. What is a pending felony case

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Michael R. Cohen
    2. Gregory A. Petit
    2 lawyer answers

    It means that a refferal has been made to the DA's office or an actual charge has been issued. it does NOT mean someone is guilty. It means there is an allegation that the person committed a felony.

  8. I haven't been convicted of a charge...but a court date for pre-trail has been set. Would this appear on a background check?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Gregory A. Petit
    2. Karyn T. Missimer
    2 lawyer answers

    Very likely if it is in a jurisdiction that posts ordiance violataions on the Wisconsin Circuit Court access website. You may want to get an attorney from your area on this because, in certain circumstances if the Judge is willing, this could be puled off the website. However, I'm not sure what Milwaukee courts might do with this but I've had success with this upstate.

  9. I recently was charged with an OWI in Wisconsin. How will it affect my background check for a new job?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Tajara Dommershausen
    2. Evan E. Knupp
    3. Gregory A. Petit
    3 lawyer answers

    According to Wis. stats. sec. 939.12 "A crime is conduct which is prohibited by state law and punishable by fine or imprisonment or both. Conduct punishable only by forfieture is not a crime." An OWI 1st in Wisconsin is punishable only by forfieture as long as there was no accident or other possible attenuating circumstances.

  10. If I received an underaged drinking (minor) in Wisconsin do I need to list it as a crime on a job application for Minnesota?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Tajara Dommershausen
    2. Gregory A. Petit
    3. Matthew Mckenzie Murray
    3 lawyer answers

    Try looking yourself up on the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access (CCAP) website. Is it listed? If not you should be aware that a potential employer will not likely be aware of your underage ticket. Secondly, unless the ticket was punishable by a potential jail sentence it was not a crime. If you are not asked specificaly about prior crimes do not offer the information. If it's not a crime, if it's not on CCAP then don't share it with your potential employer unless they ask the specific qiuestion...

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