A Juvenile Delinquency Charge can have long-lasting impact
It’s easy to dismiss a juvenile delinquency charge as something that won’t stay on your “permanent record” and that won’t result in long-term legal punishment. But the truth is that a juvenile delinquency charge can have very long-term effects on a person’s life outside the legal system. The juvenile may not end up with a long sentence, but research now shows that even a short stay in a juvenile...
Charged with Inattentive Driving for Texting while Driving?
Phones with texting capability are ubiquitous, and having one hand on the steering wheel and one on the phone (or worse, knees on the steering wheel and both hands on the phone) seems almost natural now for many people. But in Wisconsin, it’s illegal to text and drive. State law permits cell phone use while driving only in certain circumstances, and state legislators constantly look for ways to make the existing legal consequences...
Illegal Traffic Searches in Wisconsin | Know your rights
If you are stopped for a suspected OWI in Wisconsin, the police may search you or your vehicle. But depending on the circumstances, you may be able to argue that the search or even the stop itself was illegal. Understanding your rights can mean the difference between a conviction for OWI or other offenses, or being able to get the case thrown out.
Does the Officer Have Probable Cause?
Before a police officer can search you or your...
Check for these Overlooked Marital Assets during a divorce
Wisconsin is a community property state, which means that all marital property is divided equally between the divorcing spouses. Some types of marital property are often overlooked. If you are considering or in the process of getting a divorce, be careful not to forget about the following:
Rewards for Credit or Travel
If you earn reward points for hotel stays or credit card usage, or miles for airline travel, all of that is part...
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney if you’ve been involved in an Uber Auto Accident
Uber and other ride-sharing services have grown at incredible rates in recent years. In fact, Uber reports having 40 million monthly riders. But with the increased traffic, more accidents for people using the service are inevitable. If you have been injured in an accident with an Uber driver–whether driving you or hitting the car you are in–you may be entitled to compensation.