Hit-and-run accidents are frustrating because they leave behind damage and injury -- and no one for your insurance company to contact. When the person who hit you drives off without giving you or witnesses any information, it may seem like you're stuck with the bill for all car repair and medical costs. In Wisconsin, this is not necessarily the case. A hit-and-run driver is technically responsible for an accident, but if you can't find the person, your uninsured motorist coverage[...]
Felonies are serious, and when you go to choose a felony attorney to represent you in court, you must choose wisely. Interviewing the attorney is recommended so that you find someone with whom you get along professionally. Choosing the wrong attorney, even if the attorney seems skilled at first, potentially affects your chances of a successful court outcome.
In Wisconsin, bicycling provides exercise and open-air enjoyment for thousands of people every year. Unfortunately, a bicycle also provides much less protection than a vehicle. If you encounter a careless driver, you might find yourself in danger. Still, you have as much right to be out on a bicycle as anyone else has to be in a car. When a driver or someone else causes an accident with you on your bicycle, you should contact an experienced attorney to get[...]
When people are arrested and post bail, they often think of the bail as offering freedom. But this is not necessarily true. If you are arrested for some crimes, including domestic violence or some drug charges, you may have conditions posted on your bail. One of the most common is a no-contact order, which limits how close you can be to certain people after you post bail. Violating a no-contact order brings its own penalties and consequences, so you need[...]
As of January 1, 2017, Wisconsin OWI law has changed for a fourth offense. If you have been convicted of three offenses, no matter when in your life they occurred, a fourth offense counts as a felony. The penalties for felony OWI charges are steeper, and the impact on your life going forward can be severe. If you are arrested for a fourth offense OWI, then, you need strong, experienced legal representation to protect you.
One of the first things you'll hear from a Wisconsin divorce attorney is that Wisconsin is a "community property" state. What does this mean for marital property and asset distribution? In essence, it means that the court views all of your assets as being jointly owned and will divide property and assets equally between spouses. This is true even if only one spouse is named on a deed, title, debt, etc.
When faced with criminal charges in Madison, one of the first things you'll need to do is find a criminal defense attorney. But not just any criminal defense attorney will do; after all, you are fighting for your reputation, your freedom, and an outcome that will affect the rest of your life. You want to find the best criminal defense lawyer in Madison, Wisconsin.