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.
Attorney Kirk B. Obear has been placed on the annual Super Lawyers list since 2007. This marks the thirteenth year he has been included on a Super Lawyers list. This is an honor annually rewarded to only five percent (5%) of attorneys in each state.
Attorney Nicole A. Muller has additionally been recognized by Super Lawyers, being placed on the 2020 Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. Only 2.5 percent of lawyers in each state receive this recognition. In order to initially qualify for the list, an attorney must be 40 years or younger and have been practicing law for 10 years or less.
On August 25, 2020, during night three of protests in Kenosha Wisconsin following the shooting in the back of Jacob Blake, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse fatally shot two protesters, and seriously wounded a third. Kyle Rittenhouse’s lawyers are arguing that the 17-year-old acted in self-defense.
On August 23, the shooting of Jacob Blake by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin led to nationwide outrage and unrest.
As an investigation into the incident persists, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul refuses to answer whether officers were aware before the shooting that Blake had a knife in his possession.
2020 may be the strangest year on record. No matter how accustomed we have become to the surreal images around us, the sight of camouflaged federal agents marching on protesters in an American city is still shocking.
Ignorance of the law is no excuse and admitted memory lapses will not be met with understanding by law enforcement officers.
An Illinois man recently learned this lesson the hard way while taking in the sights and sounds of Interstate 94 in Racine County. He was pulled over after a deputy noticed him swerving and traveling at an “abnormally low speed”. After noticing the man’s slurred speech, the deputies searched his car and found marijuana as well as THC cereal bars and THC vape cartridges.
Attorney Nicole Muller of Birdsall Obear & Associates appeared on Spectrum News this morning and we could not be more proud of the work that she is doing to represent those charged for their participation in the peaceful protests these past two weeks.
Some things in life are pretty cut and dry. If you get caught speeding you will get a speeding ticket. If you are arrested for DUI you will spend the night in jail. But what happens if you violate Governor Tony Evers’ coronavirus safer-at-home order?