Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Jensen 111 E. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 1925 Milwaukee, WI 53202-4825
Jeffrey W. Jensen is a criminal defense lawyer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is also a criminal appeals lawyer in Wisconsin.
Download Sample Criminal Law Forms
All of the forms in this section were drafted by Milwaukee criminal defense attorney Jeffrey W. Jensen and have been used in real cases. Attorney Jensen has practiced criminal defense for over twenty-three years and has defended some of the most high-profile criminal cases in recent Wisconsin history. Attorney Jensen has also handled hundred of crimnal appeals in both the state appeals courts and in the federal appeals court. As a criminal appeals lawyer in Wisconsin, Jensen maintains a vast library of criminal appeals briefs.
The following criminal law forms are available for immediate download in .PDF format by clicking the link. These forms are for the general pleadings that are filed during the course of an average criminal case. They are offered as an example only and they are valid only for Wisconsin courts. You must be careful not to simply fill-in your name and print it out. There is no substitute for the assistance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Discovery demand: Although most district attorneys will turn over the "discovery materials" as a matter of course in each case, a defendant has no right to these materials unless a discovery demand is filed. Additionally, the discovery statute, Sec. 971.23, STATS., requires the prosecutor to turn over more than just the police reports. The statute requires, among other things, a list of witnesses and reports of any experts. A discovery demand should be filed in every criminal case.
Subpoena: The purpose of a subpoena is to command a witness to appear in court to testify. In every criminal case the defendant has a constitutional right to the compulsory attendance of witnesses; however, in order to exercise the right the witness must be personally served with a subpoena. This is the official form for the criminal subpoena. It must be signed by the clerk of the court in the county where the case is pending.
Motions in Limine: It is strongly advised that if your case is going to trial that you file motions in limine. A motion in limine is one that asks the court to make preliminary rulings on the admissibility of evidence or on "housekeeping" matters concerning the procedure of the trial. This is an example of common motions in limine.
Guilty Plea Questionnaire: Before a defendant is permitted to enter a guilty plea the court must be satisfied that the defendant's decision is being freely, voluntarily, and intelligently made. As part of this process, the defendant completes a guilty plea questionnaire that informs him/her of the plea agreement, the elements of the offense, the constitutional rights, and other important information. There is a slightly different form for juvenile court and it may be obtained by clicking HERE.
Notice of intent to pursue postconviction relief: The is the pleading that begins the postconviction/appellate process in a criminal case. This pleading must be filed within twenty days of the entry of judgment (usually the day of sentencing). Thereafter, Sec. 809.30, Stats., governs the procedure. Among other things, the transcript must be ordered within thirty days of filing the notice of intent. For examples of appellate briefs click HERE.
Federal Pattern Jury Instructions. This downloadable .pdf booklet contains all of the federal pattern jury instructions for the Seventh Circuit (which includes the Eastern District of Wisconsin)
Milwaukee criminal defense attorney Jeffrey W. Jensen, of the Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Jensen, a Milwaukee law firm with offices located at 111 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1925, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has represented persons throughout the State of Wisconsin. If you will face felony charges in either state court or in federal court you should call 414.671.9484. Attorney Jensen regularly appears in Milwaukee County (Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer), Waukesha County (Waukesha criminal defense lawyer, Brookfield criminal defense lawyer), Washington County (West Bend and Germantown criminal defense lawyer), Racine County (Racine criminal defense lawyer), Kenosha County (Kenosha criminal defense lawyer), Brown County (Green Bay criminal defense lawyer), Fond du Lac County (Fond du Lac criminal defense lawyer), and Winnebago County (Oshkosh criminal defense lawyer)
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