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Tuesday, 07 September 2021 16:34

Protecting Your Immigration Status In Wisconsin

If you are an immigrant residing in Wisconsin, you should know how your criminal record can affect your immigration proceedings. There are many technical ins and outs of how the law works and which convictions may result in deportation. Wisconsin criminal defense attorneys will be able to help you decode this legal jargon and potentially even avoid conviction. Wisconsin criminal defense lawyers will also help advise you during your case, informing you of your rights and any courses of action you can take to avoid deportation. Without a skilled lawyer, you will be left to navigate the legal system without an experienced guide on the different types of crime that may warrant your deportation.

The National Trial Lawyers Announces Nicole Muller as One of Its Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in Wisconsin

The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that Nicole Muller of Birdsall Obear & Associates LLC has been selected for inclusion into its Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in Wisconsin, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field. Membership in this exclusive organization is by invitation only and is limited to the top 40 attorneys in each state or region who have demonstrated excellence and have achieved outstanding results in their careers in either civil plaintiff or criminal defense law.

Although several states allow marijuana for medical or recreational use, the federal government’s marijuana ban conflicts with the states’ laws. Currently, marijuana is classified as a Substance 1 controlled substance under federal law.

The George Floyd case stunned the country, led to nationwide protests and resulted in the rare conviction of a police officer. Had the fatal arrest not been recorded, there is a small chance that the case outcome would have been the same. The video evidence allowed the country to view the situation with their own eyes, as an alternative to listening to a police officer’s account. In cases where video evidence is not present, police officers are typically not convicted. 

If you are facing OWI charges in Wisconsin, you may be dealing with a positive breathalyzer test. It is important for you to be aware that breathalyzers are not one hundred percent accurate. Challenging the results of your breathalyzer test is paramount. There are numerous legal factors and substances that can lead to a false positive.

It is always wonderful to see someone rewarded for outstanding work to restore justice and trust in public institutions. The same admiration met Attorney John Birdsall when he was awarded the prestigious Martin Hanson Memorial Prize.
Monday, 15 March 2021 07:06

What is Self-Incrimination?

Have you heard during an arrest or trial the mentioning of the slogan, "I plead the Fifth"? What does it mean, or what's the implication of taking such a stand?

Imagine being arrested with a minuscule amount of marijuana and cocaine but the prosecution makes a mistake – a huge mistake.  They incorrectly identify the cocaine as Fentanyl, which is a tremendously potent and deadly opiate.  This mistake greatly increases the seriousness of the charges.

What You Need to Know About Big Brother Watching.

The Child Protection System is software used by law enforcement agencies, to track the IP addresses of computers suspected of downloading illegal images or videos of prepubescent children. However, the system’s use has prompted numerous privacy concerns. If you have been charged with possession of child pornography as a result of this system that is contested by civil liberties experts and forensic experts alike, it is paramount to seek the aid of experienced legal counsel. An experienced criminal defense attorney will know how to challenge the efforts of law enforcement to ensnare people, many of whom are innocent. The consequences of a computer sex crimes conviction (in Wisconsin) are steep.

Tuesday, 17 November 2020 14:39

Degrees of Sexual Assault in Wisconsin

Sexual Assault in Wisconsin
Sexual assault is defined as sexual contact or intercourse without the victim’s consent. Section 940.225(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes details the four degrees of sexual assault, with first-degree sexual assault being the most serious offense. Each degree of sexual assault carries its own consequences.

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