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Alicia’s Law Creates Unexpected Controversy

Assembly Bill 666 (that’s really the name of the bill) more commonly known as “Alicia’s Law” was recently passed by state lawmakers. In short, this bill gives administrative subpoena power to the state Attorney General, and expands jailhouse strip searches.   The bill focuses on subpoenas for internet records for those suspected of internet sex…

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When Can The Police Search Your Car?

You get pulled over, do you know what your rights are? Traffic stops can cause a lot of stress and confusion if you don’t know what your rights are. There are lots of different situations where different rights apply, but for the sake of this blog, we’re going to focus on when can the police…

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Lifelong GPS Tracking Ankle Bracelet

GPS tracking ankle bracelet become somewhat of a pop culture topic thanks to Lindsay Lohan, Martha Stewart, and the movie Disturbia. These modern marvels allow law enforcement to keep tabs on individuals put on house arrest.   Most people are familiar with the concept of the tracking bracelet, and most people don’t have a huge…

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New Internet Sex Crimes Bill

A bill has been introduced that would allow Wisconsin law enforcement to have more resources to fight internet sex crimes against children. The bill is called Alicia’s Law, named after a survivor of an abduction and sexual assault, Alicia Kozakiewicz, and is authored by Rep. Joel Kleefisch, R-Oconomowoc, and Sen. Van Wanggaard, R-Racine, and Attorney…

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Domestic Violence in Wisconsin

There are several factors that need to meet in order for a crime to be considered domestic violence (or domestic abuse) in the state of Wisconsin. First the crime must be committed against a family member or fellow household member. Next the defendant must inflict injury, pain, fear, or sexual assault on the victim. Domestic…

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Wisconsin Minimum Prison Sentences Increased

Governor Scott Walker’s pen might be running out of ink soon. Walker recently signed a total of 49 bills into law. These bills covered a wide range of topics from threatening judges to moving some parts of driver’s education online. Two topics that drew considerable attention were changes made to gun possession and “upskirt” photo…

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Wisconsin Theft Laws

Theft may sound like a simple crime to define, but in the state of Wisconsin theft has many definitions and can carry different penalties, depending on the value of the stolen items. Theft can also be defined by the way it happened, and Wisconsin has a long list of ways to commit theft:  Intentionally taking…

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Trampoline Personal Injuries

Lots of families have a big trampoline in their backyards. Trampolines are great fun for kids and can be fun for parents too, if they’re brave enough. Not only are they a good time, but they’re also a fantastic form of exercise. If there’s a kid’s birthday party you can bet the trampoline will be…

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Driving Under the Influence of Pot in Wisconsin

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.…

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The Appeals Process

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…

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