Client Successes

Not Guilty in Criminal Jury Case

Obtained a not guilty verdict in a criminal case with only 6 minutes and 30 seconds of jury deliberation.

Brian Hough
Criminal Defense
Dismissal – Possession of Child Pornography Based on Unlawful Search Warrant

Successfully moved Court to dismiss multi-count charge of possession of child pornography based on unlawful search warrant.

Brian Hough
Criminal Defense
Not Guilty – Battery to a Law Enforcement Officer and Reckless Endangerment to Officer’s Safety

Won jury trial defending individual charged with Battery to a Law Enforcement Officer and Reckless Endangerment to Officer’s Safety.

Brian Hough
Criminal Defense
Dismissal – Drunk Driving at Over Three Times the Legal Limit

Obtained dismissal of a drunk driving case in which the driver was observed driving erratically with a .26 blood alcohol level by proving that the arrest violated the driver’s Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable seizures because the officer initiated the arrest in the driver’s backyard patio without a warrant, consent or exigent circumstances.

Brian Hough
Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving
No Jail Time – Breaking and Entering/Theft of Jet Ski

A juvenile client was charged with multiple offenses including, Burglary, Felony Theft, Destruction of Property, Obstructing a Police Investigation, among other charges.

Mr. Walsh obtained a disposition of the case whereby the client had no criminal record and no jail times; the client paid a fine and provided community service to a nonprofit group.

25 Hours of Community Service for Burglary

Represented a juvenile who was arrested for participating in a burglary with two others. While in custody he admitted to the crime. We obtained a Consent Decree for a deferred prosecution and client performed 25 hours of community service.

Felony Thefts from Interstate Commerce: Case Dismissed

Defended a client in a Federal Court criminal trial involving felony charges of theft from an interstate shipment (a federal offense). At trial the FBI presented video surveillance of the client unloading merchandise from the rear of a commercial semi-tractor trailer. Obtained a directed verdict and all charges were dismissed.

Homicide/Hit and Run: Minimal Jail Time

Defended a client charged with felony homicide by intoxicated driving and hit and run. Client struck a pedestrian during a snow storm and left the scene. Obtained a 30 day sentence and probation for the client.

Drug Possession/Delivery Felonies: Nominal Jail Time

Represented client charged with three felonies after he made three drug sales to an undercover informant of the Tri County Drug Task Force. Negotiated a plea agreement whereby client spent four days in jail followed by probation.

John Walsh
Homicide by Negligent Use of a Vehicle: Case Dismissed

Defended semi-tractor trailer operator against allegations his rig collided with a car and caused the death of three occupants. Their car burst into flames during a 20-plus vehicle pile-up on the Wisconsin River Bridge. Paint scrapings proved client was not the cause of the fire or deaths and the case was dismissed.

John Walsh
Criminal Defense, Homicide
Caucus Scandal/John Doe Proceedings: Immunity

Represented both the director of the Assembly Republican Caucus and the director of the Assembly Democratic Caucus in negotiations with prosecutors from the Dane County District Attorney and the Wisconsin Attorney General offices. Both clients obtained immunity and neither was charged with a crime. Also represented various corporate and individual witnesses during the John Doe proceedings.

John Walsh
Criminal Defense, White Collar
Not Guilty – Aggravated Battery, Disorderly Conduct, Bail Jumping and False Imprisonment

Client charged with Aggravated Battery, Disorderly Conduct, Bail Jumping, and False Imprisonment. The individual punched a woman several times in the face, threw her through a glass door, and dragged her down the sidewalk by her hair. When she tried to flee in a car, the client threw the door open, pulling the door slightly off the hinges, and yanked the woman out of the moving car onto the pavement. Obtained “Not Guilty” jury verdict on all counts.

Dismissal – Attempted Homicide, Aggravated Battery and Armed Burglary Charges

Defended an individual who allegedly inflicted a near fatal stab wound to another person, and was charged with Attempted Homicide, Aggravated Battery, Armed Burglary and Reckless Endangerment. Negotiated dismissal of the Attempted Homicide, Aggravated Battery and Armed Burglary charges. At sentencing, no further jail was ordered.

Reduction of Homicide Charge to Simple Delivery of Controlled Substance

Defended individual who allegedly injected his friend with a fatal dose of heroin and was charged with First Degree Reckless Homicide. Presented forensic evidence which called into question the cause of death, which resulted in reduction of the homicide charge to simple delivery of a controlled substance.

Brian Hough
Criminal Defense, Drug Crimes, Homicide
Dismissal – Unprovoked Attack on Popular College Football Player

Defended an individual who was accused of an unprovoked attack on a popular college football player who was a Heisman Trophy candidate.  Through plea negotiations, the client was given an opportunity for dismissal of the charges through a deferred prosecution agreement.

Not Guilty – Officer Drunk Driving at Twice the Legal Limit

Won a drunk driving jury trial in which the accused was a prominent law enforcement officer. The officer had a blood alcohol level of twice the legal limit. He was found not guilty.

Brian Hough
Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving
Deferred Prosecution in High-Profile Assault

Successfully represented and obtained a deferred prosecution agreement in a high profile case where client was alleged to have assaulted a University of Wisconsin athlete.

Not Guilty – Drunk Driving at Three Times the Legal Limit

Obtained a “not guilty” verdict for a defendant who admitted that he drove drunk at over three times the legal limit and struck a pedestrian at a speed of 65 m.p.h.

Brian Hough
Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving