Legal Defense for Military Veterans
As in several other jurisdictions in the United States, when it comes to interacting in a court of law, some Wisconsin jurisdictions provide military veterans with special consideration. Because military veterans are often put in conditions which can cause both psychological and emotional trauma, there are potential outcomes available to veterans that might not be available to average citizens.
There are several different programs available to accommodate veterans who are defending against criminal charges. However, to truly understand and navigate these various programs, it’s necessary to work with an attorney who has experience in representing veterans.
We here at Hartley Law Office have provided legal defense to dozens of military veterans, not only helping them fight against charges which have been levied against them but helping them to understand the various veteran programs and options that are available throughout the State of Wisconsin. In fact, one of the law firm’s partners, Chris Hartley, is a veteran himself, having served in the U.S. military for more than 20 years.
If you’re a military veteran, and you’re looking for proper legal defense, we would be honored to serve you.
Special Legal Services for Veterans
In the State of Wisconsin, the legal system extends a deep understanding and appreciation for what our Country’s military veterans have gone through while fulfilling their duty. There is an understanding that the stresses veterans have suffered, and sometimes continue to suffer, can be substantial. There is also an understanding of what these stresses can to do a person both emotionally and psychologically which might have caused that person to run afoul of the rule of law.
Therefore, when a veteran is alleged to have committed a crime, his or her mental state and ability to acclimate back into civilian life are taken into consideration. For this reason, veterans are sometimes offered entry into specialized programs that strike a balance in assisting the vet and providing some measure of accountability.
In partnership with several community service organizations, Department of Veterans Affairs and local offices of the District Attorney, many Courts throughout the State of Wisconsin administer programs which help veterans with issues such as substance abuse and mental health and which offer a structured response to the alleged criminal code violation. Oftentimes successful completion of these types of programs can lead to reduced or dismissed charges. Several jurisdictions in Wisconsin that offer these sorts of specialized court programs to veterans include the Counties of Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, Winnebago, Dane, Sheboygan, and Fond du Lac.
Let Us Serve You
Are you a military veteran? You have been charged with a crime in the State of Wisconsin? If so, we here at Hartley Law Office can help you.
We’ve defended military veterans in dozens of cases over the years, helping to reduce their sentences or have their charges dismissed, while also getting them the specialized services that they may require.
You served us, let us serve you.
Call us today to discuss your case.