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Misdemeanor Traffic Offenses | Huppertz & Powers

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When you are stopped by the police while operating your vehicle, chances are you will. receive a ticket for any offense that may have taken place. These tickets usually require that a fine is paid and points can be placed against your license. In many cases, you can take drivers school and have the points…

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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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Law Enforcement Defense Attorney

Technology has brought about much advancement to our society. It has changed how we live and how we interact with each other. Technology has changed how we shop and how we entertain ourselves. It has also changed the way that the public interacts with law enforcement.   Cell Phone Technology And Law Enforcement   Every…

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Facing a No Contact Order in Wisconsin?

When an individual receives a No Contact Order in Wisconsin, he or she isn’t allowed any form of contact with another person—usually the alleged victim, a witness to the incident or loved ones of those people. No-contact orders are typically the condition of a bond or bail, and they aren’t the same thing as a…

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Criminal Traffic Offenses | Traffic Felonies and Misdemeanors: Overview

Criminal traffic violation are usually categorized into three sections: infractions, misdemeanors and felonies.   Infractions Criminal Traffic Offenses Infractions are the most common type of traffic violation and generally results in a person being issued a traffic fine (ticket) which they must pay. Some of these infractions may cause points to be placed against the…

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Switchblade Laws Got Switched | Wisconsin Knife Laws

  Now this new law doesn’t mean anyone can walk down the street waving a knife around and get away with it. There are still some limits on carrying a knife according to Wisconsin Knife Laws and it’s important to know what you can and can’t do.   To set the record straight, here’s a list…

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House Arrest and Electronic Monitoring in Wisconsin

House Arrest and Electronic Monitoring in Wisconsin House Arrest and Electronic Monitoring in Wisconsin : 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,…

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