Call Madison criminal defense lawyer Robert T. Ruth at (608) 257-2540 for excellent criminal defense,

DUI defense and representation in criminal appeals in all Wisconsin and federal courts.

   Robert T. Ruth

  Law Offices, S.C.

   Criminal Defense Lawyers



(608) 257-2540
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Successful Defense of Wisconsin and Federal Criminal Cases



Madison criminal defense lawyer Robert T. Ruth defends individuals accused of crimes in Wisconsin and federal courts.  He has been a Wisconsin lawyer since 1993 and has devoted his law firm to criminal defense since then.  Focused on success in every case, he is well-versed in all aspects of criminal defense in Wisconsin and federal courts, from the initial stages of a case through direct appeal, petition for review or petition for certiorari and collateral attack.  If you stand accused or convicted of a crime, let his experience in the courtroom and in the court of appeals, along with his commitment to his clients, go to work for you.


Drunk Driving Lawyer – OWI Lawyer – DWI Lawyer – DUI Lawyer - WIS Stats. 346.63

DUI defense attorney Robert T. Ruth has 20 years of experience in defending driving matters, ranging from charges like operating without a license, operating while suspended or operating while revoked, to drunk driving matters like operating while intoxicated, operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration, or refusal to the most serious criminal traffic matters like injury by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle and vehicular homicide.  He routinely handles drunk driving and criminal traffic cases throughout in Madison, Dane County and throughout the state of Wisconsin.  If you want an honest assessment of your drunk driving case and a vigorous defense, contact Madison drunk driving lawyer Robert T. Ruth at (608) 257-2540 for a free consultation. 

Domestic Offenses – Disorderly Conduct Lawyer - Battery Lawyer - Intimidation of a Victim Lawyer - Violate Restraining Order Lawyer

Many people are shocked to find out how little it takes to get arrested for a domestic criminal offense.  Disorderly conduct may be nothing more than “unreasonably loud” conduct in a private place that tends to cause or provoke a disturbance.  Domestic offenses in Wisconsin may include battery, intimidation of a victim, violating a retraining order, criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct and other offenses. Once the police get involved, the matter is no longer in the hands of the complaining witness; now it is in the hands of the police and prosecutor.  It pays to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer for any domestic charge in Wisconsin.  Based on Madison, criminal defense lawyer Robert T. Ruth defends domestic cases throughout the state of Wisconsin.  If you face a domestic charge, contact WI criminal defense attorney, Robert T. Ruth for a free consultation.

Madison Drug Lawyer - Wisconsin Drug Lawyer - Federal Drug Lawyer - WI Drug Lawyer

The Madison law firm of Robert T. Ruth Law Offices, S.C. routinely defends individuals accused of drug offenses in Wisconsin and federal courts, including charges for simple possession, possession with intent to deliver, delivery of a controlled substance, manufacturing a controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling, conspiracy, party to the crime of a controlled substance offense,  running a drug house, marijuana offenses, cocaine offenses, crack offenses, heroin offenses, methamphetamine offenses, precursor chemical offenses like buying too much pseudoephedrine and paraphernalia offenses.  With a law office based in Madison, criminal defense attorney Robert T. Ruth routinely represents individuals accused of drug crimes throughout the state of Wisconsin.  If you face any drug charge in a Wisconsin or federal court, contact Madison criminal attorney Robert T. Ruth for a free consultation.

Madison Sexual Assault Lawyer – Second Degree Sexual Assault Lawyer - Wisconsin Sexual Assault Lawyer - Sex Crimes Lawyer

Being accused of a sex crime is a life changing event.  From the moment of the accusation, your reputation is on the line.  Often times, your family, job, and friends are on the line as well.  A conviction for second degree sexual assault, sexual assault of a child or other sex offenses could mean prison, fines, and supervision for many years, as well as being permanently registered as a sex offender. The situation is far too serious to contemplate handling any aspect of the case without an experienced sex offense defense attorney.  Contact Madison sexual assault defense lawyer Robert T. Ruth for a free consultation if you are accused of any WI sex crime.

Financial Crimes Lawyer - White Collar Lawyer

Being accused of a financial crime, also known as white collar crime, puts your professional reputation on the line. This is particularly true if you are in business or hold a position of trust.  When something goes wrong financially, the blame starts to fly.  But, just because something goes wrong, does not prove a white collar crime. The question of intent at a particular moment in time is critical to most white collar cases.  That is why white collar cases are often document intensive, sometimes including thousands or even tens of thousands of pages of documents. Because of the complexity of most white collar cases and because of what is a stake, if you are accused of a financial crime, there is no substitute for an experienced criminal defense attorney.  Contact Madison criminal defense attorney Robert T. Ruth if you are accused of any white collar crime in a Wisconsin or federal court.


Drunk Driving


Domestic Crimes

 Disorderly Conduct


 Intimidation of Victim

 Violate Restraining Order


Drug Crimes

 Simple Possession

 Possession with Intent

 Sale of Drugs


 Maintaining a Dwelling

 Possession of Paraphernalia


Sex Crimes

 Sexual Assault-Rape

 Sexual Assault of a Child

 Child Enticement

 Child Pornography


Financial Crimes

 Worthless Checks

 Uttering a Forged Instrument



Property Crimes



 Receiving Stolen Property


 Criminal Damage to Property



 Intentional Homicide

 Reckless Homicide

 Vehicular Homicide

 Felony Murder



 Resisting Arrest



 Carrying a Concealed Weapon




 Substantial Battery

 Aggravated Battery

 Battery to Police Officer

 Reckless Injury

 Endangering Safety


 Child Abuse


 Felon in Possession of Firearm




 Harboring or Aiding Felon


 False Imprisonment



Criminal Appeals

 Federal Criminal Appeals

 Wisconsin Criminal Appeals


Federal Criminal Defense


Internet/Sex Crimes

 Immigration Crimes
Target Letter
Grand Jury Subpoena

Asset Forfeiture

Property Crimes Lawyer - Theft lawyer - Retail Theft Lawyer - Burglary Lawyer

The Madison based law firm of Robert T. Ruth Law Offices, S.C. represents individuals charged with property crimes throughout the state of Wisconsin, including burglary, theft, retail theft, shoplifting, receiving stolen property, criminal damage to property and other property crimes.  Contact Madison criminal lawyer Robert T. Ruth for a free consultation if you stand charged with any property crime in Wisconsin.

Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer - Madison Federal Criminal Lawyer - Milwaukee Federal Criminal Lawyer - Green Bay Federal Criminal Lawyer - WI Federal Criminal Lawyer

When the federal government comes knocking, it is not enough just to have a good criminal defense lawyer; you need a lawyer experienced in the federal criminal defense.  Defending a federal criminal charge is very different from defending a state criminal case.  The stakes are often higher in federal criminal cases.  For example, federal drug charges often carry a mandatory minimum sentence of five years, ten years or even life imprisonment.  Many federal firearm charges also carry mandatory minimum sentences.  Federal criminal cases involve the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.  The Guidelines are only advisory, but they often play a critical role in federal criminal cases.  A mistake in the case that effects the Guidelines may effect the sentence by many years. Wisconsin federal criminal defense attorney Robert T. Ruth is well-versed in every aspect of the federal criminal case.  His law firm routinely represents individuals in federal court charged with drug offenses, like possession with intent to distribute cocaine, distribution of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, distribution of marijuana, conspiracy to distribute cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine and other controlled substances, white collar crimes, fraud, financial crimes, firearm offenses and internet crimes.  If you face a federal indictment, or you think that you might be the target of a federal criminal investigation, contact federal criminal defense attorney Robert T. Ruth for a free consultation.

Criminal Appeals – Federal Criminal Appeals Lawyer - Wisconsin Criminal Appeals Lawyer - Madison Criminal Appeal Lawyer - WI Criminal Appeal Lawyer

Wisconsin appeal attorney Robert T. Ruth routinely represents individuals who were previously convicted and need to file a motion for post conviction relief, appeal or otherwise collaterally attack a conviction or sentence.  He will handle your case in the Wisconsin Circuit Courts, Wisconsin Court of Appeals, Wisconsin Supreme Court, United State District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.  If you stand convicted of a crime in Wisconsin or in a federal court, contact criminal appeals lawyer Robert T. Ruth for a free consultation.

Murder Lawyer – Homicide Lawyer -  Reckless Homicide Lawyer – Negligent Homicide Lawyer- Vehicular Homicide Lawyer

Many law firms claim to handle criminal cases, but if you face a charge as serious as homicide, it pays to have an attorney who has devoted a significant portion of his law practice to criminal defense.  Robert T. Ruth is an experienced homicide attorney.  He has devoted close to 20 years of law practice to criminal defense.  He understands the tactics used by the police in murder cases.  Let his experience in criminal defense work for you to make sure that your rights are protected.  Contact Madison criminal attorney Robert T. Ruth for a free consultation if you face a homicide charge in Wisconsin.

Federal Forfeiture Lawyer - Wisconsin Forfeiture Lawyer - Madison Forfeiture Lawyer - WI Forfeiture Lawyer

If your cash, bank account, vehicle, real estate, jewelry or other property has been seized by state, local or federal law enforcement officers, such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), you need an experienced forfeiture attorney.  Contact Madison forfeiture attorney Robert T. Ruth for a free consultation.

Wisconsin Criminal Defense Resources - Federal Criminal Defense Resources

Here are links to useful resources and publications related to Wisconsin and federal criminal cases:

United States Constitution

Wisconsin Constitution

Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure

Federal Rules of Evidence

2009 Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Western District of Wisconsin CJA Blog

Licenciado -Abogado Penalista -Abogados Criminalistas - Abogados Penalistas

El abogado criminalista Robert T. Ruth habla Español y tiene casi 20 años de experiencia en la defensa de los cargos federales, delitos de drogas, posesión con la intención de repartir y vender drogas, delitos por tráfico de cocaína, marihuana, metanfetaminas y todo tipo de drogas prohibidas, confiscación de bienes, delitos graves, delitos menores, delitos sexuales, conspiración, delitos de cuello blanco, homicidio, fraude, hurto, RICO, documentos falsos, apelaciones, homicidio, violación, pornografía infantile, fraude financiero, fraude por Internet, malversación de fondos, fraude de documentos, casos de transito, incluyendo manejar sin licencia, manejar con licencia suspendida o revocada, manejar bajo la influencia de alcohol, robo de tienda, robo, daño de propiedad, obstrucción a la policía, resistir arresto, violencia domestica, delitos sexuales y muchos otros tipos de caso.  Sí Ud. o un familiar ha sido arrestado o acusado de un delito estatal o federal, el abogado penalista Robert T. Ruth los puede ayudar.  Llame al (608) 257-2540 para una consulta gratis en Español.


Criminal Defense Attorney Robert T. Ruth practices in all areas of criminal defense throughout Wisconsin and Federal Courts.  Call him for a criminal case in any of the following cities or counties:

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 Robert T. Ruth Law Offices, S.C.

 Madison Criminal Defense Lawyers

 7 North Pinckney St., Suite 240
 Madison, Wisconsin 53703
 (608) 257-2540

Call Madison criminal defense attorney Rob Ruth at (608) 257-2540


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