House Arrest and Electronic Monitoring in Wisconsin

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It seems house arrest is a common occurrence in television and movies, but who is really eligible for it as an alternative to jail time? That depends on the county sheriff’s decision – when sentencing an individual to jail time, a judge cannot grant electronic monitoring/house arrest. This must be done by application through the […]

Experienced Waukesha Theft, Burglary and Property Crime Defense Attorneys

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  If you’ve been charged with theft of any kind in Wisconsin, retaining a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney will give your case its best chance for success. According to Wisconsin statute 943.20, theft punishable by law includes: Intentionally taking the property of another without the owner’s consent, with the intent of permanently depriving the owner […]

The Federal Habeas Corpus Petition

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For prisoners who have exhausted all of the State of Wisconsin’s options, there may be a last resort. Those who believe their sentence is a violation of federal law can file a petition for a writ of federal habeas corpus if there are grounds for it. This can only be filed if the prisoner has […]

Samsung See Through Semi-Truck

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Have you ever been stuck behind a big semi-truck going 10 miles per hour under the speed limit driving down a two-lane road? We’ve all been and it’s not a pleasant situation. You want to pass the semi but trying to judge the traffic flow in the opposite lane can be tricky, especially at night. […]

The Appeals Process

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In 1951 thirteen individuals filed a class action lawsuit against the Kansas Board of Education. The plaintiffs claimed the racial segregation happening in the Kansas Public School System was unjust. The case, commonly known as Brown v Board of Education, went to trial in the United States District Court of Kansas in Topeka, Kansas. The […]

Driving Under the Influence of Pot in Wisconsin

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Marijuana is a very popular topic today. News anchors, politicians and just about everyone is all talking about the pros and cons of legalizing pot. The state of pot Currently there are 23 states that have legalized marijuana for medical use, while four states plus the District of Columbia have legalized it for recreational use. […]

Nude Baby Photos at the Center of Controversy

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Taking photos of kids when they’re young and as they grow up is a parent’s greatest joy. From the time they’re born, most kids are carefully photographed at every semi-major life event. Most photos are concentrated during the first three or so years of the child’s life. It’s not uncommon for some of these photos […]

Wisconsin Theft Laws

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In Wisconsin there is a long list of ways to commit theft. To go along with this long list of violations, there’s also a long list of penalties for the various levels of severity. Because Wisconsin theft laws are so thorough it can be hard to know which category a theft crime might fall into. […]

OWI with Children in the Car

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While most states refer to a drunk driving charge as a DUI (driving under the influence), Wisconsin uses the term OWI (operating a vehicle while intoxicated). The penalties for an OWI increase every time you get an OWI within ten years. One Waukesha woman found out how these penalties work first hand. Thirty-eight-year-old Shelly Greeson […]

Rapids Wisconsin: New Heroin Hub

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Heroin has become big business for the city of Rapids, Wisconsin. This town, with only a population of a little over 18,000, is earning an unfortunate reputation for being the heroin distribution center for central Wisconsin. This surge in drug activity is causing crime rates to spike and major public health problems. Local police are […]