Walworth County Criminal Lawyer

Have you been arrested and charged with a crime in Walworth County? Get a criminal defense lawyer on your side that you can trust, and one who has a track record of favorable case outcomes. At Cafferty & Scheidegger, S.C., we provide our clients with the highest quality defense counsel, and our founder, Patrick K. Cafferty has been listed in Best Lawyers in America from 2012-2015, is rated 10.0 Superb on Avvo, and has an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. These honors and ratings are the direct result of his outstanding record in criminal court.

Experienced Criminal Attorney in Walworth County, WI

Mr. Cafferty is a respected member of the legal community, recognized for his ability to craft and present a persuasive case in court. You may be innocent, or you may have some involvement in the case, or were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. In any case, the skills of your attorney can make all the difference in a jury decision.

The cards are stacked against a defendant, with the prosecutor’s case supported by law enforcement, state labs, and crime scene investigators and other resources. At our firm, we have access to the most respected independent investigators, expert witnesses and other professional resources to assist us in building a powerful case for the defense. Every step will be carefully planned, strategized and will be supported by evidence and witnesses.

Does the case against you have errors or flaws? Did the police overstep the bounds of the law in some aspect of your case? These are important issues that must be identified at once, as any rights violation could allow for a full case dismissal. We offer a free initial consultation to prospective clients. Take advantage of it.

Our firm represents defendants in a range of criminal cases, including drug crime charges, probation violationshomicide, sexual assault, and accusations of domestic violence, and other serious criminal accusations as well as OWI charges. Get our firm involved so we can take the initial actions to protect your rights as a defendant. You are innocent until proven guilty, but if you have been charged, the prosecutor believes there is sufficient evidence to convict. Get us involved before your case moves ahead any further – our early involvement in your case could not be more important with regard to the final outcome.

About Walworth County

Walworth County, Wisconsin is one of the oldest (and wealthiest) counties in the state. Covering an area of 576 square miles of rolling hills, forest, meadows and streams, the county has many lakes, including the largest, Geneva Lake. The Walworth County area was originally the home of the Potawatomi Indians who had settlements on the north shore and west end of Lake Geneva. The first white settler was Christopher Payne, who arrived in 1836 from Pennsylvania. After staking his claim and building a cabin, his land was taken over by surveyors who drove him off, burning his cabin. He returned with 30 armed men, and after an extensive argument, he paid the surveyors $2,000 to leave, and upon regaining control of his land continued to reside there until 1871. In 1836, there were only 27 families living in the county, and to date, the population of Walworth County has grown to about 57,000.

The communities of Bloomfield, Darien, Delavan, East Troy, Elkhorn, Fontana, Geneva, Genoa City, Lafayette, La Grange, Lake Geneva, Linn, Lyons, Linn, Mukwonago, Richmond, Sharon, Spring Prairie, Sugar Creek, Walworth and Whitewater are all located in Walworth County.

Walworth County is supported by the Sheriff’s Office, which is involved in crime prevention in the area, and various police departments.

Why Choose Cafferty


Free Consultation

From our offices in Racine and Kenosha Wisconsin, the criminal defense lawyers at Cafferty & Scheidegger defend the rights of people charged with state and federal criminal offenses throughout Southeastern Wisconsin (Racine, Kenosha, Walworth). If you or a loved one is charged with a crime, contact us today to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced Racine federal criminal defense attorney right away. For urgent matters, you are welcome to call or text us 24 hours a day at ‪(262) 632-5000.


We Defend You

The attorneys at Cafferty & Scheidegger have excellent knowledge of the state and federal court system throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. They are aggressive trial lawyers that are recognized for integrity and hard work. Our law firm’s strength lies in our exceptional pre-trial investigation and case preparation. We come to the prosecutor’s office prepared with the facts and ready to help you get the best possible outcome for your charges. Our priority is always to keep you out of jail and avoid a conviction on your record, whenever possible.

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Proven Experience

The dedication of the team at Cafferty & Scheidegger to client service and their record of success has earned them listings as Wisconsin Super Lawyer® from 2008 through 2022. In addition, their reputation for high standards has earned them an AV Distinguished rating by Martindale-Hubbell. Cafferty & Scheidegger is backed by more than 28 years of trial skills and courtroom experience.

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