Criminal Defense

We defend people facing all types of criminal charges from drug possession to domestic violence and sexual assault.

OWI Defense

Wisconsin has harsh penalties for drunk driving. You need to take immediate steps to protect your driver’s license.

Immigration Law

Our lawyers are here to defend you from deportation and help you reach your immigration goals.

If You’ve Been Arrested,
Time Is Not On Your Side

If you have been charged with a crime, every day that goes by may be a missed opportunity to protect yourself from life-changing consequences. A misdemeanor or felony conviction will result in the stigma of a criminal record that can affect you in employment, housing and other areas of your life. If you are an immigrant, it can affect your ability to stay in the United States.

At Welch & Schmeiser Criminal Defense Group, our lawyers know the challenges you are facing. We have helped over one thousand clients deal with criminal charges such as OWI (also known as DUI), domestic violence, theft, assault and sexual assault. Whether this is the first time you have been accused of a crime or if you have past convictions, we are here to minimize the consequences. Our law office is in Madison, and we defend clients throughout central and southern Wisconsin.

Creating The Strongest
Possible Defense

Days or weeks can pass between your arrest and your first court appearance. That doesn’t mean the charges will go away. Now is the time to take steps that will put you in the strongest position to defend your life and your future.

Our lawyers will take immediate steps to minimize the consequences you face, including:
  • Reviewing the state’s case for possible weaknesses
  • Collecting evidence that will support your side
  • Helping you take steps to put you in the best possible position in court, such as enrolling you for a qualified treatment program
  • Negotiating with prosecutors for dismissal or a reduction in charges

There is always something an experienced criminal defense attorney can do to improve your position.

Madison Criminal Defense
& Immigration Law Firm

Adam Welch
Sarah
Schmeiser

Adam and Sarah are proud to be members of Stroud, Willink & Howard, LLC, a firm that has been providing excellent legal services in the Madison area since 1892.