Month: December 2016

What To Do When Someone is Arrested

Arrested in Wisconsin – what to do? Dealing with the police can be risky if you don’t know how to act, and that risk is magnified if the police are in the process of arresting you. You must know what to do if you or someone you know is under arrest so you can get a Madison WI lawyer and resolve the situation quickly. Outward Behavior Always be polite and try your best to remain calm. You want the police to treat you as someone who is not threatening and who will not create...

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Sexting Laws in Wisconsin

Understand Wisconsin’s Sexting Laws Sexting, the act of sending sexually explicit or nude images or text via a cell phone, is becoming more prevalent. As of 2015, Wisconsin’s legal code treated sexting as part of its child pornography laws. While there is a movement to change that and give sexting its own set of penalties, the fact remains that sexting can get you into a lot of trouble with life-changing consequences. If you are being charged with sexting, you need the help...

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4th Offense OWI – Now a Felony in Wisconsin

A 4th offense OWI is now a felony in Wisconsin Any OWI offense in Wisconsin carries significant penalties. As of April 25, 2016, though, a 4th offense OWI became even more critical: it now creates an automatic felony if you are convicted. Rather than an extra misdemeanor, the felony can be a burden when you are applying for a job or a loan. Thus, it is more important than ever to avoid multiple OWI convictions, and to get strong legal representation from a Madison criminal lawyer if you are...

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Taxation Of Injury Settlement In Wisconsin

Should You Anticipate Taxation Of An Injury Settlement? If you have received compensation as part of a personal injury settlement, you may be wondering if you’ll be required to pay taxes on the settlement award. In most cases, there is no taxation of an injury settlement, but there are, of course, exceptions to this rule. When Compensation Is Not Taxable In general, personal injury settlement compensation is not taxed by the state or federal governments. This is true whether...

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Hazing Incidents | Personal Injury Attorney Madison WI

When College Fun Goes Too Far: Sue For Hazing With Help From A Personal Injury Attorney In Madison WI Hazing is a ritual that is engrained in many fraternity and sorority cultures. But times change and what used to be considered “all in good fun” is now considered bullying, dangerous…and prosecutable. Fraternities and sororities that engage in dangerous hazing practices are finding themselves embroiled in lawsuits from injured recruits and their families.  Read the following...

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