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.
Facing a DUI charge can be a confusing experience. You may have endless questions about what it means and how it will impact your life. However, these questions might stem from common myths about DUI convictions. It’s important to recognize these misconceptions and set them straight so that you can protect your rights and know your options.
Criminal charges can change the entire course of a Wisconsin resident's personal and professional life. When facing allegations of criminal wrongdoing, individuals should know that they may face significant penalties for their alleged involvement in illegal activities.
Wisconsin has long had a reputation as a state that is relatively lenient on drunk driving charges. That reputation isn't entirely deserved, and things are changing quickly. Recently, lawmakers have been moving to toughen the state's penalties for impaired drivers.
The term "fraud" covers a wide range of acts, and so federal fraud charges can come up in a very wide range of cases, including cases involving accusations of identity theft, securities fraud, tax evasion and more.