Legalization vs Decriminalization

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Everyone from average Joes to presidential candidates are talking about what to do with marijuana. Some say we should legalize it, others say we should decriminalize it, and some don’t know the difference between the two.In the interest of having an informed public, here’s the difference between legalization and decriminalization.LegalizationSo far four states and DC […]

Man Accused In Friend’s Overdose Death

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It’s no secret that Wisconsin is facing a heroin problem, and has been for sometime now. In 2008 lawmakers made a decision to try to prevent overdoses by prosecuting dealers and anyone present during the overdose as if they committed homicide.A Wisconsin man is now experiencing the results of that decision.David Gier drove to Milwaukee […]

Puppy Mill Owner Racks Up 117 Charges

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A man in Elmwood is facing 117 criminal charges for allegedly owning and operating a puppy mill on his property. The ASPCA defines a puppy mill as a “large-scale commercial dog breeding facility where profit is given priority over the well-being of the dogs.”Police raided Stuart Earl West’s home and found 35 adult dogs and […]

Registering as a Sex Offender In Wisconsin

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Like other states, Wisconsin requires anyone convicted of a sex crime to register as a sex offender. Since this is still a relatively new process, most people don’t really know what it looks like and what the implications are.The first thing to know is that the court will not do this for you. It’s up […]

An Intimidating Sentence

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A 19-year-old Waukesha man has plead no contest to one count of felony intimidation of a witness. London Neal sent several threatening letters to an underage girl he is accused of sexually assaulting.According to reports Neal sent the following letters from the Waukesha County Jail.“I just want my boss out of jail okay — only […]

What is an OWI?

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An OWI is the term Wisconsin uses for what most other states call a DUI. OWI stands for operating while intoxicated. Indiana and Iowa also use the term OWI.Other AcronymsWhile DUI is probably the most common three letter combination, there’s actually quite a few other terms used in various states.DWI – Driving While IntoxicatedOUII – […]

What Qualifies as Self Defense in Wisconsin?

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It was self defense! The classic defense used after playground tussles and bar fights alike. In fact, self defense might be the most well known defense.While it might seem straightforward, self defense isn’t just a blanket defense anyone can use after getting in a fight.When does self defense apply?Self defense is a right you can […]

Trading Nude Photos Like Baseball Cards

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In some ways technology is making life easier, but in other ways technology makes life much harder. With the increasing popularity of photo sharing apps, parents are having a much harder time keeping an eye on what their kids are up to.The Waukesha Police Department is launching an investigation into an alleged ring of teens […]

Score One for Mark

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Our esteemed partner has done it again. Mark Powers has successfully campaigned his way to a re-election to Municipal Judge for the North Prairie Joint Municipal Court. This re-election is a fantastic achievement for Mark and the firm. It is a testament to his knowledge of law and dedication to serving his community. As a […]

How Does Attorney Client Privilege Work?

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When a client hires an attorney, trust must be established. This is particularly when the client is accused, and may be guilty, of a heinous crime like murder or rape. In order for a lawyer to properly defend a client, they need to have all the facts no matter how embarrassing they may be. This […]