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Wednesday, 30 October 2019 15:32

Man charged in alleged embezzlement scheme

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A Wisconsin man faces charges of theft and other financial crimes after, prosecutors say, he stole more than $150,000 from his former employer.

When discussing drunk driving charges, people often talk about the so-called legal limit. This term is misleading in several ways, and totally out of place when discussing drivers under age 21. Under Wisconsin law, people younger than 21 may not legally drive with any amount of alcohol in their system.

Saturday, 12 October 2019 15:43

How federal and state marijuana charges can differ

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Despite the continuous conversation around legalization, marijuana remains illegal under both U.S. law and Wisconsin law. The thresholds and penalties outlined in federal and state law, however, are different.

The news this summer has been filled with alarming reports about people contracting lung disease after using vaping devices to smoke tobacco or marijuana products. At least seven people around the country are reported to have died, and public health officials still are not sure what is causing the problem. No deaths have yet been reported in Wisconsin.

Friday, 20 September 2019 15:24

State law still tough for "Romeo and Juliet"

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The authorities in every state agree that minors cannot legally consent to sexual activity, and therefore any sexual activity between an adult and a minor is statutory rape. Beyond that baseline however, the states vary widely in how their laws deal with the issues involved, and sometimes these laws change over time.

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