Hearing that your child has to attend a Wisconsin juvenile crimes court is not pleasant news. However, it does not have to be bad news, either. A juvenile crimes court is set up specifically to help guide the juvenile involved. There can be punishment, but the system treats a juvenile crime in a much different manner than an adult crime.
Domestic violence charges bring serious consequences in Wisconsin, including a 72-hour no contact order, loss of access to firearms, and significant penalties. It also puts a mark on your criminal record that can be impossible to fully overcome. But while most people understand the importance of the issue, common misconceptions make it seem less likely to happen to you. Below are three facts that you may not realize about domestic violence.
When most people think of drug crimes, they may think of a hardened criminal running an enterprise selling drugs on the streets of a broken down inner city. But in Wisconsin, you can be arrested for drug offenses for any manufacture, distribution, delivery, or possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. You can get convicted even without selling or intending to sell drugs. Drug charges in Wisconsin can bring severe penalties and jail time, so it's important to[...]
If you suffer a personal injury that someone else causes, you have a right to seek compensation from that person. In Wisconsin, you need to file a lawsuit within three years to have the right to recover damages. When you do so on time and prove the other person was at fault, you can recover for medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other financial losses.
The division of marital property is a common component of a Wisconsin divorce or legal separation. In our state, it is presumed that all property and assets should be divided equally between spouses. This is true even if one spouse is not named on the deed, title, or account.
Wisconsin, like almost every other state, requires drivers to carry liability auto insurance. This includes a minimum coverage level of $10,000 for property damage, $25,000 for injury or death to one person, and $50,000 for injury or death of more than one person. While this covers the minimum state requirement, it's probably not enough for you. Most people are horribly underinsured. Understanding your own needs is essential to getting the right coverage to protect you.
Did you know that you can get pulled over and arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana in Wisconsin? Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) applies to alcohol as well as prescription drugs and marijuana. But how intoxication is determined and how the OWI is handled differs between alcohol and marijuana OWIs.
May is Motorcycle Awareness Month, and both motorcycle riders and drivers have a responsibility to each other to keep road conditions safe for other vehicles. Both have specific road rules to follow, and both should show common courtesy. Doing so will make being on the road so much more enjoyable.