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The coronavirus (COVID-19) is having an effect on every aspect of life in the United States and throughout the world. Our criminal justice system is no exception, as local and state entities react to concerns about potential outbreaks of the disease in our heavily-populated prison system.

Saturday, 14 March 2020 12:14

Meet Attorney Nicole Muller

Nicole graduated from Marquette University Law School with a J.D. in 2018 and has already made quite the impact in the criminal defense legal community with her work and case results. She prides herself on being an attorney who legitimately cares for her clients. To her, this is not just a job. The life and liberty of her clients truly is more important than anything else, and that means sacrificing a lot of her spare time. Meaning, she’d rather work on the weekends than go to a Packers game if it means she would be doing something for the benefit of her clients.

The beauty of our system of government is also what makes it messy. Federalism allows different states to have different laws pertaining to the same issues based on the interests and desires of their residents and voters. Marijuana is no exception.

Monday, 24 February 2020 12:46

Another Not Guilty Verdict

On February 14, 2020, a Manitowoc County jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty in an Attempted Murder of a Police Officer case. Attorney Kirk B. Obear of Birdsall Obear & Associates, S.C. represented the Two Rivers man who was accused of attempting to kill a police officer who was on his property investigating an allegation that human remains were located on the man's premises.
Tuesday, 11 February 2020 11:12

Silence Is Golden: Not Just For the Movies

AMC Theatres used to play a clip before movies that told audiences “Please don’t spoil the movie by adding your own soundtrack” and “Silence is Golden”. The same guidelines should be issued to potential criminal suspects: “Please don’t spoil your defense by adding your own statements. Silence is golden.”

Laws exist for a variety of reasons. Some are put in place in efforts to protect citizens from the negative consequences that can stem from certain actions. Because car accidents caused by drunk driving can often have devastating outcomes, laws focus on preventing individuals from getting behind the wheel while impaired. Of course, people make mistakes, and drivers can still end up facing charges.

Thursday, 30 January 2020 22:28

An overview of fraud as a criminal charge

Federal fraud charges are serious criminal offenses that can result in significant penalties. When Wisconsin residents are charged with fraud crimes, the alleged offenses can cover a wide range of possible prohibited conduct. However, at their core, many fraud-based crimes share certain characteristics and elements. This post will discuss some of those elements, but readers are always encouraged to discuss their individual cases with criminal defense attorneys.

Tuesday, 07 January 2020 13:00

What is statutory rape?

As previously discussed on this Wisconsin criminal defense legal blog, the age of consent in Wisconsin is 18 years of age. That means that it is illegal for a person to have sex with anyone who has not yet attained their 18th birthday. Doing so and being charged with statutory rape may have serious and irreversible consequences for the alleged perpetrator's future.

Sunday, 29 December 2019 16:11

3 Common myths surrounding a DUI conviction

Facing a DUI charge can be a confusing experience. You may have endless questions about what it means and how it will impact your life. However, these questions might stem from common myths about DUI convictions. It’s important to recognize these misconceptions and set them straight so that you can protect your rights and know your options.

Friday, 20 December 2019 16:06

Embezzlement is a serious criminal offense

Criminal charges can change the entire course of a Wisconsin resident's personal and professional life. When facing allegations of criminal wrongdoing, individuals should know that they may face significant penalties for their alleged involvement in illegal activities.

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