John A. Birdsall, president of Birdsall Law Offices, S.C., was elected to the Milwaukee district of the Wisconsin State Bar Board of Governors and will begin his service in July. The Board of Governors manages and directs the affairs and activities of the State Bar of Wisconsin. Birdsall will be one of the twelve governors part of the Milwaukee District. Birdsall is also the only attorney on the board to exclusively practice criminal defense law.
Birdsall brings a history of leadership along with this unique perspective as he is currently on the board of directors of the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Criminal Law Section of the State bar of Wisconsin. Birdsall also serves on the board of directors at the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee.
For 5 years, the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee has been conducting the Driver’s License Restoration Project, with the latest edition held on June 21. This event is spearheaded by Attorney John A. Birdsall who volunteers on the YMCA Urban Campus Board. Three times a year, attorney Birdsall and other volunteer lawyers from the Milwaukee area (most recently with attorneys from Michael Best & Friedrich LLP) take the time to meet with individuals with suspended licenses in an effort to restore their driving record. These sessions are designed to help people understand their driving record and arm them with the information to restore their driver’s license. In most cases these situations are successful and these individuals are able to restore their suspended licenses. In more complex cases, individuals are referred to Hon. James Gramling at the Center for Driver’s License Recovery and Employability. For more information about the Driver’s License Restoration Project, check out the links in the text above.
One of the biggest hurdles that people face when charged with a crime is that they do not understand the typical criminal procedure. Being charged with a serious crime like drug possession, homicide, or sexual harassment is not something that anyone anticipates so there is a lack of knowledge of how to handle the situation. Not knowing how to properly handle the situation can lead to making false statements that the police can deem incriminating.
Milwaukee attorney John A. Birdsall believes education and understanding the implications of a criminal charge are one of the first steps in a successful defense. When the defendant is familiar with what they are being charged with, exactly what it means, and what to expect, the defendant can have a clear mind to begin their defense. From this idea, Birdsall Law Offices S.C. has made four new websites devoted to educating people on various criminal charges and how to handle them. The four sites are devoted to DUI defense, sex crime defense, homicide defense, and drug crime defense.
We invite you to check out the sites below and educate yourself. However, always contact a lawyer as soon as possible when charged with a criminal offense.