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Sexual assault test kits can be compelling and even decisive evidence in criminal prosecutions. However, everyone who is accused of a crime has the right to a defense, and a good defense means questioning the reliability of the evidence.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 09:09

What is the age of consent in Wisconsin?

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Statutory rape occurs when a person has sex with someone who is under the age of consent. Wisconsin's age of consent is 18. Prosecutions for sexual assault of a minor can have serious consequences.

Saturday, 30 March 2019 09:02

What is wire fraud?

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Fraud charges may be filed for alleged crimes that take place through the mail, telephone and electronic media. Attorneys can help defend against federal fraud charges, including wire fraud. Wire fraud occurs when the defendant uses electronic communications or an interstate communications facility to defraud or obtain money after making false promises or representations to the recipient of the communication.

Thursday, 14 March 2019 08:53

Embezzlement - What is it?

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Employees may be entrusted with finances and other valuable assets. However, an embezzlement charges defense law firm may be needed when employees are charged with stealing these assets.

Thursday, 28 February 2019 16:24

Supreme Court restricts civil forfeiture

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Wisconsin and other states have civil forfeiture laws that allow law enforcement to seize cash, vehicles and other private property that may have been used in crimes, particularly drug offenses. The U.S. Supreme Court, however, unanimously ruled that the Constitution restricts the ability of states and towns to take property involved in crimes. This decision can help a drug charges defense law firm fight this practice.

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