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Sexual assault test kits can be compelling and even decisive evidence in criminal prosecutions. However, everyone who is accused of a crime has the right to a defense, and a good defense means questioning the reliability of the evidence.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 09:09

What is the age of consent in Wisconsin?

Statutory rape occurs when a person has sex with someone who is under the age of consent. Wisconsin's age of consent is 18. Prosecutions for sexual assault of a minor can have serious consequences.

Saturday, 30 March 2019 09:02

What is wire fraud?

Fraud charges may be filed for alleged crimes that take place through the mail, telephone and electronic media. Attorneys can help defend against federal fraud charges, including wire fraud. Wire fraud occurs when the defendant uses electronic communications or an interstate communications facility to defraud or obtain money after making false promises or representations to the recipient of the communication.

Thursday, 14 March 2019 08:53

Embezzlement - What is it?

Employees may be entrusted with finances and other valuable assets. However, an embezzlement charges defense law firm may be needed when employees are charged with stealing these assets.

Thursday, 28 February 2019 16:24

Supreme Court restricts civil forfeiture

Wisconsin and other states have civil forfeiture laws that allow law enforcement to seize cash, vehicles and other private property that may have been used in crimes, particularly drug offenses. The U.S. Supreme Court, however, unanimously ruled that the Constitution restricts the ability of states and towns to take property involved in crimes. This decision can help a drug charges defense law firm fight this practice.

Thursday, 14 February 2019 16:18

Higher OWI penalties introduced

Wisconsin motorists may be facing more severe penalties for drunk driving charges. Under one of these proposalsdrunk driving defense attorneys may have to now combat some of these charges as criminal offenses instead of civil violations.

Thursday, 31 January 2019 16:15

State Supreme Court reviews plea deal

Plea negotiations are an expected part of most criminal prosecutions. However, the state Supreme Court is reviewing an appeal of a plea deal in a statutory rape case where wrong information was provided to the defendant. This case may be important not only for a sexual assault of a minor criminal defense attorney but for most defendants.

Thursday, 17 January 2019 01:00

What is Wisconsin's sex offender registry?

Conviction of sex crimes has unforeseen penalties in Wisconsin. The state keeps a sex offender registry with listings that can have lifetime consequences and which illustrates the need to mount a strong legal defense against sex offenses.

Thursday, 03 January 2019 16:08

Expunged OWI charges may survive

It is commonly believed that an expunged criminal conviction is erased and cannot be used against a person. However, an expunged drunk driving conviction may live to survive another day in Wisconsin. The state supreme court ruled last month that expunged convictions for drunk driving charges may be considered for later OWI convictions.

Wednesday, 02 January 2019 16:03

What’s the harm in hazing?

It's time we started thinking differently about hazing. This long-time college tradition of torment is not only mean — it’s also illegal.

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