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Law Firm OverviewReddin, Singer & Govin, L.L.P. is an experienced, dedicated law firm located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Our Firm was founded with the goal of providing aggressive, intelligent and effective legal representation to individuals facing criminal charges, traffic violations or family law problems.
Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer William Reddin has more than 30 years of experience handling some of the most high-profile criminal cases, from cases involving child pornography or online solicitation of minors to cases involving federal white collar crimes and homicide. Whether providing effective defense in a drug crime case, such as drug distribution, or providing aggressive defense against a sex crime charge, such as sexual assault/rape or Internet sex crimes, we have the experience to fight for the best possible outcome for you. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor OWI/DUI or repeat DUI/OWI, our attorneys know what it takes to effectively challenge field sobriety tests and other evidence in a drunk driving case.
We know that divorce can be a lonely and emotionally trying time. Our lawyers will make sure you understand the process and what to expect at every turn of your case. We stand by your side when issues arise regarding initial filing for divorce or legal separation, alimony, child custody and visitation, marital property settlements and child support. We have the experience and skill to effectively address concerns in high-asset divorce. Additionally, we handle many problems that can arise after a divorce has been finalized, such as support arrears and enforcement, modification of support and custody and relocation and move away.
At Reddin, Singer & Govin, L.L.P., our attorneys do everything we can to take confusion and frustration out of the legal process. When we meet during your free initial consultation, we will take the time to explain how the process works and what to expect from the courts, and your lawyer. You will be under no pressure to retain our services. If you do, you will have more than 25 years of courtroom experience on your side. Our firm has achieved extraordinary results for over 25 years, sometimes in the face of overwhelming odds.
Areas of Law
Areas of Law Description
Our practice includes:
- Criminal Defense Overview
In over 26 years of practice, the criminal lawyers at Reddin, Singer & Govin, L.L.P. have successfully defended clients charged with:
• DUI Defense and Traffic Offenses
At Reddin, Singer & Govin, L.L.P., our OWI/DUI defense attorneys are ready to go to work for you. We will discuss your case with you and help you evaluate your options. We know that you feel alone right now. At our firm, you can expect to receive individual attention to your case from the moment you retain us to represent you, until your case is completely resolved. Our drunk driving defense lawyers will help you understand your legal rights and offer you sound legal advice. At Reddin, Singer & Govin, L.L.P., you won't wonder what's going to happen next. You will know, because we will be there for you, throughout your entire case.
• Multiple DUI/OWI Offenses
If you have been arrested for drinking and driving, and you have a prior OWI offense on your record, hiring an experienced defense lawyer is critical to protecting your future. At Reddin, Singer & Govin, L.L.P., we fight to reduce or eliminate serious penalties.
• Field Sobriety Tests
A failed field sobriety test does not have to equate to a drunk driving conviction. If you have been arrested after being pulled over for drunk driving, talk to an experienced criminal defense lawyer at Reddin, Singer & Govin, L.L.P. We have the experience, trial skills, and determination to fight for our clients — at the negotiating table and in the courtroom.
• Drug Offenses
Police often trample people's rights in their zeal to get a drug arrest, often through illegal search and seizure. At Reddin, Singer & Govin, L.L.P., we are experienced Milwaukee criminal defense attorneys who can find out if your rights have been violated. We can then get evidence (or possibly the entire case) thrown out.
• Drug Manufacturing
Having a Reddin, Singer & Govin, L.L.P. criminal defense attorney at your side can make the difference between accepting the worst or fighting to get the best possible outcome for your drug offense. Our experienced attorneys can help you discover defenses you may not even be aware of. There is always a way to fight to protect your freedom and your future, including doing everything possible to have your charges reduced or dismissed. We simply don't allow the police or prosecutors to ignore your rights, just because they think you are guilty of drug manufacturing.
• Drug Distribution
At Reddin, Singer & Govin, L.L.P., we provide aggressive defense representation to clients facing drug distribution/drug trafficking charges and related charges involving delivery of a controlled substance or possession with intent to deliver. We recognize that many of our clients arrested for drug distribution also face the risk of being prosecuted for drug conspiracy or other federal crimes. We go to work immediately preparing their defense strategy.
• Possession of Marijuana
If you have been charged with marijuana possession, you may be tempted to just take the plea bargain offered by the prosecutor. It is important to understand that accepting a plea bargain is a conviction. For more than 25 years, the criminal defense law firm of Reddin, Singer & Govin, L.L.P., in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has been helping people protect their future after being charged with misdemeanor or felony drug offenses in the state or federal court system. We do everything we can to have your charges reduced or dismissed. Our attorneys know how police and prosecutors trample your rights, and we know the strategies that can lead to extraordinary results, often against overwhelming odds.
• Domestic Violence
Charges of domestic violence carry a lot of emotional weight. Too many times, innocent people are charged with physical or emotional abuse in order to extract revenge for a perceived wrong in a relationship. Often one party will make charges of domestic assault or file for a restraining order to gain the upper hand in a divorce or paternity matter. If you have been charged with a domestic violence offense, you need experienced legal help to protect your rights and present a strong and clear defense.
• Identity Theft
If you or someone in your family has been charged with a state or federal identity theft crime, the criminal defense law firm of Reddin, Singer & Govin, L.L.P., has the experience you need for an aggressive and effective defense. Senior attorney William Reddin has been named one of Wisconsin's "Super Lawyers" by Milwaukee Magazine and has received the AV rating.* He leads our experienced trial attorneys to ensure that your case receives maximum attention and your rights are vigorously protected. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor theft by stolen check or a federal felony for Internet credit card fraud, we will fight hard to avoid a conviction and get the best possible outcome for you.
• Sex Crimes
For nearly three decades our attorneys have been fighting to protect the rights of people charged with sex offenses similar to yours. Being arrested for these types of offenses can be frightening and humiliating. We don't judge you. We stand by you and protect your rights throughout the entire process. You do not have to face these charges or accusations alone. We can help you defend yourself and provide you with the sound legal advice you need. Our primary goals are always to help you avoid a jail sentence and help you stay off the sex offender list.
• Sex Offender Registry
For most people convicted of sexual assault or sex offenses against children, the real punishment comes after the penalties are paid and the jail time is served. Registration on the state and federal sex offender registry can mean a lifetime of lost privacy, lost opportunities, and lost rights that others take for granted. The criminal defense attorneys of Reddin, Singer & Govin, L.L.P., in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, have more than 25 years of experience fighting to help people stay off of the sex offender registry after being charged or convicted of a sex crime. We know how hard your attorney will have to fight to protect your future, and we're ready for the battle.
• Sexual Assault/Rape
A sex crime conviction can have lasting consequences: prison time, sex offender registration, reputation damage, and other consequences. If you have been confronted with allegations of rape or sexual assault in Milwaukee or surrounding areas, you can count on the experienced and determined representation of our criminal defense lawyers at Reddin, Singer & Govin, L.L.P. We fight to protect the rights of clients facing serious criminal charges.
• Internet Sex Crimes
If you have been charged with an Internet sex crime for child pornography, solicitation or any other reason, let us help protect your First Amendment rights. For more than 25 years we have been achieving extraordinary results, sometimes against overwhelming odds. Our criminal defense attorneys know that your charges probably caught you by surprise and you don't know where to turn for help. We have helped hundreds of people fight for their rights and freedom after being charged with an Internet sex crime in Wisconsin. Many of the people we have represented are good, solid citizens and hardworking family people who got caught by an unconstitutional sting operation or simply made a mistake. Let us fight for your rights throughout the entire ordeal that lies ahead of you.
• Child Pornography
Internet watchdogs are scouring the Internet for law-abiding citizens who may succumb to temptation. Internet sting operations are being conducted with such frequency that countless people are suddenly facing criminal charges and the severe criminal penalties that come with it. When the stakes are so high as to involve prison time, permanent reputation damage, sex offender registration, and other consequences, you need an aggressive and experienced sex crimes defense attorney on your side.
• Internet Solicitation of Minors
Our Wisconsin sex crime defense attorneys provide smart, relentless defense representation to clients facing charges involving the online solicitation of a minor. You can face sex crime charges involving online solicitation of a minor after using various forms of electronic media to solicit a minor for sex. We recognize that everyone makes mistakes. We recognize that you are probably being judged by everyone you know and don't know. You don't need it from our attorneys and staff. We treat you with respect, listen to your side of the story, and go to work examining the evidence and looking for possible defense strategies.
• Federal Crimes
At Reddin, Singer & Govin, L.L.P., our attorneys will give you a solid defense against any kind of federal charge, including various federal drug charges, firearms violations, possession of child pornography, mail fraud, bank fraud, bank robberies, trafficking, conspiracy and white collar crimes.
• White Collar Crime
The phrase "white-collar crime" is a broad term that describes various types of theft and fraud cases that usually involve getting money through deceptive means. Defending a white collar crime charge can be difficult and complex. Investigators may need months or years to finish an examination. They frequently need to go through tons of records and financial data on paper and on computer files. They require a detailed analysis of that data to determine what happened. As such, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you fight your charge. Our attorneys have nearly three decades of experience defending people on various white collar theft charges in state and federal court.
Murder is the most serious crime in Wisconsin. If you have been charged with a homicide such as vehicular homicide or manslaughter, the police, prosecutor, and public often consider you guilty without the benefit of a fair trial. You need a tough homicide defense attorney who knows the law and has the skills to meet prosecutors head on. The criminal defense law firm of Reddin, Singer & Govin, L.L.P., in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is ready to stand by your side to protect your rights and your future.
• Juvenile Crimes
The juvenile court system handles all hearings for minors (anyone under 17 years of age), charged with the juvenile equivalents of misdemeanors or felonies. For nearly 30 years the law office of Reddin, Singer & Govin, L.L.P., has been providing effective criminal defense for minors assigned to the juvenile justice court system in Milwaukee and communities throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Our trial attorneys understand how important it is to keep a child's record clean as he or she enters adulthood. An adjudication of delinquency in juvenile court doesn't disappear at the age of 21 and can remain part of a record that may haunt a young person for years.
• Probation Violations
If you think that you may have violated a term of your probation, don't wait until you are served with a warrant for your arrest. The criminal defense attorneys of Reddin, Singer & Govin, L.L.P., can start preparing your probation or parole violation defense immediately. For nearly three decades we have been helping people stay out of jail. We know that you want to remain a productive member of society, rather than serving time in jail. Our experienced trial attorneys know how probation officers prosecute cases, and we know the legal strategies that are often successful at revocation hearings. Even if you know that you violated the terms of your probation or parole, there is always an aggressive defense strategy we can employ to fight to protect your rights and your freedom.
- Family Law
We will assist clients in the following family law matters:
At Reddin, Singer & Govin, L.L.P., we understand the stress and life-altering circumstances that go along with divorce, legal separation and child custody. Our attorneys take the time to listen to what you want for your future and provide a compassionate approach to help you protect your interests throughout the process. At Reddin, Singer & Govin, L.L.P., your lawyer will help you evaluate your options and work with you to determine the best strategy to achieve your goals.
• Marital Property Settlements
At Reddin, Singer & Govin, L.L.P., we have the family law experience to stand up for your best interests in a fair property settlement agreement or court judgment. Whether your divorce will include a small amount of marital property (sometimes referred to as community property), or significant assets including separate marital property, our attorneys find intelligent, reasonable resolutions to marital property disputes, without costly and emotional litigation, whenever possible. William Reddin has been named one of Wisconsin's "Super Lawyers" by Milwaukee Magazine and has received the AV rating.* Terese Singer is a member and former director of the Association of Women Lawyers of Wisconsin, and a member of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin and the Society of Family Lawyers.
• Complex Property Division
While there are complex, often highly contested, issues in any divorce, issues become even more challenging when there are significant assets at stake. From addressing issues of child support to allocating property, our attorneys at Reddin, Singer & Govin, L.L.P. have the experience, attentiveness, and dedication to help clients resolve high asset divorce issues.
Each person who is experiencing a divorce will encounter problems specific to his or her situation. Some of our clients have questions regarding alimony-either as the spouse who will be receiving alimony or the spouse who will be responsible for paying alimony. Reddin, Singer & Govin, L.L.P. seeks fair alimony determinations that protect our clients' rights and best interests.
• Child Custody and Visitation
Our firm can answer any questions you may have regarding parental rights, physical custody and legal custody. Physical custody refers to where the children live. Legal custody refers to decisions that are made regarding education, health care and other issues. Physical custody can be awarded solely or jointly, often with one parent receiving visitation rights. Joint legal custody is often awarded.
• Child Support
Parents who are experiencing divorce proceedings will very likely have questions regarding child support. Parents want to know how child support is determined and the amount they will be paying, or receiving on behalf of their children. At Reddin, Singer & Govin, L.L.P., we know that the decisions made today will affect your family's future. We seek fair and sound child support determinations that provide for your children.
• Modification of Support & Custody
A divorce decree provides orders regarding property division, child custody, child support and other important factors. For many people, various life changes can occur that warrant requests for modifications to these decisions. Reddin, Singer & Govin, L.L.P. represents people who are requesting modifications to child support and custody as well as those who oppose the requests.
• Relocation and Move Away
Does a new job, a family commitment or other circumstance have you curious about options regarding relocation with your minor child or children? Custodial parents must notify the non-moving parent. The non-moving parent has the right to object to the relocation of their child farther away. Reddin, Singer & Govin, L.L.P. provides experienced legal guidance to parents who wish to relocate with their children, as well as parents who are opposing unfair relocation.
• Support Arrears & Enforcement
Child support is designed to support children of divorced parents. Past due child support (or arrears) can affect children in various ways. Reddin, Singer & Govin, L.L.P. can help you obtain, modify, or enforce a child support order. There are several ways child support collections can take place. We can answer any questions you may have.
• Paternity Issues
At Reddin, Singer & Govin, L.L.P., we understand the emotional and contentious legal issues that often accompany paternity issues such as child support enforcement and DNA testing. Our attorneys have more than 25 years of Wisconsin family law experience and handle cases aggressively, confidentially, and with compassion for the needs of our clients.
• Legal Separation
The end of a marital relationship can be emotionally traumatic, whether you pursue formal divorce or elect to pursue legal separation as an alternative to divorce. At Reddin, Singer & Govin, L.L.P., our attorneys can counsel you on the process and options you may consider based upon your individual situation.
Mr. William J. Reddin
Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Traffic Ticket
Ms. Terese J. Singer
Estate and Trust, Family Law, Litigation, Will
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