Fight Your Charges with a Skilled Criminal Defense Attorney 

Criminal charges can have a significant impact on your life, which is why it is crucial to secure the best defense to protect your freedom. If you have been arrested in Wisconsin or Illinois, criminal defense attorney John Anthony Ward can provide you with effective legal counsel and aggressive representation that can help you achieve the best possible outcome. Located in Kenosha, WI, Mr. Ward has been licensed in both states for over 30 years, with a successful record of jury trials and extensive experience with a variety of cases from DUIs to violent crimes.

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Criminal charges can have a significant impact on your life

Criminal Defense Services

At John Anthony Ward, LLC, we handle a variety of criminal cases including: 

Regardless of your charges, Mr. Ward is dedicated to providing a high level of quality legal counsel to every client.  

Implications of a Conviction

Many clients do not realize the extent of how a criminal conviction can impact them not only now but in the future. Potential consequences can include:

You can face state or federal imprisonment of months, years, or life depending on the severity of your crime.
Fines required for certain crimes may be as little as $500 or as much as $100,000.
Loss of Privileges
For some convictions, this can include loss of your right to vote, hold public office, or to serve on a jury.

Additionally, past or current criminal convictions can impact your rights to child custody as well as other family law matters. These implications are some of the reasons it is essential that you hire a skilled attorney to help you minimize the consequences.

Misdemeanors vs. Felonies

The consequences and future ramifications you face will depend on the type of conviction you receive such as a misdemeanor versus a felony. If convicted of a felony, you may be imprisoned for one or more years. While there are many felony classifications, a Class A felony is the most severe and punishable by a minimum of life imprisonment.

Crimes that carry a sentencing of less than one year are considered misdemeanors. Both types of convictions may also include fines. For instance, a Class A misdemeanor is punishable by up to 9 months in jail as well as a $10,000 fine in the state of Wisconsin. 

Why Choose Mr. Ward?

Mr. Ward has been practicing criminal law for 32 years. During this time, he has been able to refine his approach and become highly knowledgeable about how to help his clients before and during a trial. He is a recognized member of the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys and the American Jury Institute through which he has been voted one of the top 10 criminal law attorneys in Wisconsin.

Mr. Ward is confident that he can provide the aggressive representation that his clients need to minimize their sentencing. 

As your lawyer, Mr. Ward will be dedicated to ensuring you are provided with ample information regarding your case and that you understand the potential consequences of all decisions. He firmly believes that each client should feel confident in their decision aided by his counsel. 

Additionally, he highly recommends that his clients go to a jury trial. With a successful record, Mr. Ward is confident that he can provide the aggressive representation that his clients need to minimize their sentencing by utilizing his investigative skills and resources to create unique strategies. 

Protect Your Future

Do not risk your future by working with an inexperienced or passive attorney. Contact us online or call us at (262) 654-8868 to schedule a consultation at John Anthony Ward, LLC. Mr. Ward is passionate about helping his clients fight for their rights. 

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"Mr. Ward and his professional team proceeded tenaciously to build a strong case in my favor. His in-depth knowledge of the law resulted in my twelve year old felony becoming just a misdemeanor. Mr. Ward is the third attorney to work on my case, but the only one who achieved positive results."

Emily Rogers


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3636 80th St
Kenosha, WI 53142

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