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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.