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 detention center can set him or her on a totally different and unwelcome path.
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 tougher.
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.
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:
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.
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If you have been injured in or around Madison, Wisconsin, you should contact an attorney to help you get compensation for your damages. While most people understand this on some level, they may worry about the ability to pay for an attorney. If you are worried about the cost of legal services, you may benefit from a contingent fee arrangement. This removes much of the burden of paying and can help you gain access to the civil justice system.
The creativity of drug users is impressive. Non-users would be surprised to see the number and variety of common household objects that become drug paraphernalia in the hands of an addict. From a legal perspective, drug paraphernalia can be anything that is used to smoke or ingest a controlled substance…a soda can, a plastic baggie, a wrapper.
Once we come to our senses after an accident and ensure everyone is safe, our thoughts might turn to insurance claims and liability. In the case of lane changing accidents, liability might be determined by the speed of the vehicles involved in the accident, whether turn signals were used, and whether the driver checked the blind spot.