The George Floyd case stunned the country, led to nationwide protests and resulted in the rare conviction of a police officer. Had the fatal arrest not been recorded, there is a small chance that the case outcome would have been the same. The video evidence allowed the country to view the situation with their own eyes, as an alternative to listening to a police officer’s account. In cases where video evidence is not present, police officers are typically not convicted. 

If you are facing OWI charges in Wisconsin, you may be dealing with a positive breathalyzer test. It is important for you to be aware that breathalyzers are not one hundred percent accurate. Challenging the results of your breathalyzer test is paramount. There are numerous legal factors and substances that can lead to a false positive.

It is always wonderful to see someone rewarded for outstanding work to restore justice and trust in public institutions. The same admiration met Attorney John Birdsall when he was awarded the prestigious Martin Hanson Memorial Prize.
Monday, 15 March 2021 07:06

What is Self-Incrimination?

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Have you heard during an arrest or trial the mentioning of the slogan, "I plead the Fifth"? What does it mean, or what's the implication of taking such a stand?

Imagine being arrested with a minuscule amount of marijuana and cocaine but the prosecution makes a mistake – a huge mistake.  They incorrectly identify the cocaine as Fentanyl, which is a tremendously potent and deadly opiate.  This mistake greatly increases the seriousness of the charges.

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