A police investigation can be a nerve-wracking experience, and if the police in Wisconsin are actually investigating you, you need a lawyer. It is only natural that you'd want to talk to the police and prove to them that you're not the person they're looking for, but that puts you at more risk than you might realize.
Each year, Super Lawyers uses a patented, multi-phase selection process to select top attorneys across the United States. The Madison law firm of Eisenberg Law Offices is happy to announce that Stephen Eisenberg has been selected as a Super Lawyer for 2017.
Wisconsin law does not automatically grant legal rights to unwed fathers. Unless you establish legal paternity, the mother has sole legal custody of the child. This means the father has no legal right to decide issues like where the child will live, what schools the child will attend, or what religious instruction the child will receive. Even if you have been a part of the child's life, these rights can be removed at any time unless you establish legal paternity.[...]
If you drive while taking opiods, you are also subject to fines, arrest, and license suspension for driving under the influence. What you think of as something for your pain may well leave you facing drug charges that greatly impact your life.
Wisconsin, like many states, has a law against distracted driving. Specifically, under Wisconsin Statute 346.89, no one may perform any activity "that interferes or reasonably appears to interfere" with the ability to drive. This law is vague enough to give courts a great deal of room for interpretation. Still, demonstrating another driver was distracted at the time of an accident can help you demonstrate fault and recover damages in your accident.
Every state has different laws that apply to auto accidents. Personal injury laws and insurance regulations across state lines can make a big difference in determining your rights and your ability to recover damages. If you are traveling outside of Wisconsin, understanding the laws under which your accident falls is critical to getting the compensation you deserve.
As states have approved marijuana for recreational use, the courts have seen an increase in marijuana cases - particularly in states like Wisconsin where marijuana has not been approved for recreational use. In Wisconsin, marijuana use is still against the law and the penalties for driving while under the influence of marijuana are high. In fact, driving while under the influence of marijuana can lead to a DUI in Wisconsin.
Assumption of Risk is a common defense strategy used by defendants to try and minimize their liability for a plaintiff's injuries. It's not something that is relevant to every personal injury case but when it does come up, there is a greater chance of the plaintiff losing out on compensation for the injuries suffered.