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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.

Wisconsin's implied consent law allows police to draw a suspected drunk driver's blood if they are unconscious. The state supreme court may review the legality of this law, which could be before the court in a third consecutive session.

As more and more states legalize the use of marijuana, the stigma of using it seems to be dwindling. You may believe that such acceptance of marijuana in many parts of the country means that law enforcement will not take the offense as seriously.

Monday, 10 December 2018 15:50

When are first-time DUI charges dropped?

If your child is charged with a DUI, it can have serious repercussions.

To protect their future, you may have to challenge the charge. Make sure your child gets their due process. Here are a few reasons DUI charges may be dropped:

Thursday, 06 December 2018 15:05

What is fraud?

Some crimes may have consequences under both federal and state laws and include allegations over activities that take place in an office or computer. Federal fraud charges can involve a wide range of business and personal practices.

Thursday, 22 November 2018 14:53

GPS warrants have lower requirements

Global position system technology provides directions to motorists but can also impact the rights of crime suspects and raise constitutional issues. The Wisconsin State Supreme Court recently issued a decision that can impact the rights of suspects charged with drug charges and other offenses by ruling that warrants for GPS tracking do not have to meet the legal requirements for timely execution that govern other warrants.

Friday, 09 November 2018 14:47

What is embezzlement?

People in Sheboygan and other parts of Northeastern Wisconsin may have heard the term embezzlement in the context of stories about major corporate or political scandals.

Monday, 05 November 2018 14:42

How will a DUI affect my college career?

It is late at night and you decide to head home from the bar. It's been over an hour since you consumed any alcohol and, at most, you drank three beers throughout the course of the night.

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