Wisconsin Prescription Drug Policy Changes

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Today prescription drugs have the same notoriety cocaine had in the 70s and 80s. The state of Wisconsin has been especially inundated with prescription drug abuses. The amount of overdose deaths related to prescription drugs have doubled since 1999. To combat this, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is pushing a bill that would require police […]

Criminal Record Expungement in Wisconsin

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Criminal records of any kind can affect your credibility when applying for work, housing and other things. Like many states, Wisconsin will expunge or seal an individual’s records from the public eye (the terms are synonymous these days), but their rules are stricter than many other states. Still, expunging your record is a good option […]

FoodShare Fraud in Wisconsin

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  Here in Wisconsin, our extension of the USDA’s SNAP program is called FoodShare. Did you know it’s considered an act of fraud to sell food stamps with potentially hefty consequences for doing so? If people have enough groceries, it’s logical they would try to liquidate their food stamps to meet other financial needs. And […]

Conditions of Good Time in Wisconsin

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  Have you heard of “good time” in reference to criminal cases? It’s a reward available to some inmates of a county jail who have demonstrated good behavior. According to Section 302.43 of the Wisconsin Statutes, eligible inmates can “earn good time in the amount of one-fourth of his or her term.” So the sentence […]

Milwaukee PurpleStride Event Benefits Pancreatic Cancer Efforts

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  Earlier this month, our Legal Assistant Karen Krueger proudly participated in the PurpleStride 5K Run & Family-Friendly Walk. This was organized by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, which draws tens of thousands of individuals in over 56 events across the nation. On May 17, runners and walkers gathered at Miller Park for PurpleStride Milwaukee […]

Refusing to Submit Violation During an OWI Arrest

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  If you’ve been charged with Operating While Intoxicated (OWI), chances are you took some kind of test on the scene that measured your level of intoxication. But some who are arrested for OWI receive a second citation for refusing to submit to a breath, blood or urine test even if they complied with the […]

Character Reference Letters in a Wisconsin Criminal Defense Case

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If you’re facing a Wisconsin Criminal Defense case, you may wonder whether character references can help you reach a favorable decision. While it depends on each unique situation, we advise clients to pick as many important individuals they know who are not family members, because it certainly can’t hurt to have credible opinions. Presenting these […]

Homicide Charges in Wisconsin

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  In the legal system, not all homicide charges are created equal. Varying circumstances can affect how a case is treated, how the specific charge is determined and the sentence an individual receives. And, in some cases, certain evidence can lessen the severity of an initial charge. For example, did you know that, while many […]

Grand Juries in Wisconsin Criminal Cases

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Where Wisconsin criminal cases are concerned, the majority typically follow a chain of events like this: A district attorney files a criminal complaint that states which accusations are being made. This must include the crime charges, the identity of the defendant and where/when the alleged crime occurred. Probable cause plays a huge part in determining […]

Driving Under the Influence in Wisconsin

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  If you’ve been caught driving under the influence in Wisconsin (or OWI—operating a vehicle while intoxicated), having an experienced Waukesha DUI Attorney on your side will give you the most successful outcome possible. Below are some facts about DUI/OWI in Wisconsin. The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08, or less than that at […]