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Thursday, 14 February 2019 16:18

Higher OWI penalties introduced

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Wisconsin motorists may be facing more severe penalties for drunk driving charges. Under one of these proposalsdrunk driving defense attorneys may have to now combat some of these charges as criminal offenses instead of civil violations.

Thursday, 31 January 2019 16:15

State Supreme Court reviews plea deal

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Plea negotiations are an expected part of most criminal prosecutions. However, the state Supreme Court is reviewing an appeal of a plea deal in a statutory rape case where wrong information was provided to the defendant. This case may be important not only for a sexual assault of a minor criminal defense attorney but for most defendants.

Thursday, 17 January 2019 01:00

What is Wisconsin's sex offender registry?

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Conviction of sex crimes has unforeseen penalties in Wisconsin. The state keeps a sex offender registry with listings that can have lifetime consequences and which illustrates the need to mount a strong legal defense against sex offenses.

Thursday, 03 January 2019 16:08

Expunged OWI charges may survive

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It is commonly believed that an expunged criminal conviction is erased and cannot be used against a person. However, an expunged drunk driving conviction may live to survive another day in Wisconsin. The state supreme court ruled last month that expunged convictions for drunk driving charges may be considered for later OWI convictions.

Wednesday, 02 January 2019 16:03

What’s the harm in hazing?

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It's time we started thinking differently about hazing. This long-time college tradition of torment is not only mean — it’s also illegal.

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