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Archive for July 2018

Resisting or Obstructing an Officer in Wisconsin

If someone is charged with resisting or obstructing an officer in Wisconsin, this means he or she is accused of interfering with a law enforcement agent’s attempt to make an arrest. Let’s break down this definition according to Wisconsin law: Obstructs: “knowingly giving false information to the officer or knowingly placing physical evidence with intent…

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Juvenile Delinquency: What Makes Teenager Commit a Crime?

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When a minor commits a crime it is addressed differently in the court system. Special courts and judges are set up for handling juvenile delinquency cases. This is done to protect the minors from the harsh realities of adult court and sentencing.   It is the belief of the legal system that minors who commit…

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What Does Pleading No-Contest Mean?

When you are charged with a crime or a  criminal traffic offense, you have the option of pleading guilty, not guilty, not guilty by reason of insanity, or no-contest, which your judge will officially note in the court’s records.   While the others are pretty self-explanatory, pleading no-contest isn’t an admission of guilt, but it’s…

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