Juvenile drug crimes are not treated lightly. Even if the eventual penalties for a particular case are not severe, it is never a given that the courts will go easy on the juvenile. In fact, they could hand down relatively harsh or long-lasting punishment depending on certain circumstances. For juveniles and their families, these penalties could have long-term effects.
Madison bicyclists may be taking unnecessary risks with their lives by not wearing helmets while riding, according to a recent story in the weekly paper Isthmus. With the discovery that wearing a bicycle helmet may actually draw cars toward a bike or make the car drivers be less careful around bikes, the drop in helmet use might sound at least a little bit sensible. However, the fact remains that wearing a helmet can reduce the chances of severe injury, as[...]
Bars can be dangerous places. Whenever people are drinking and together in a small room, a fight can happen. Unfortunately, this can get you in trouble even if you didn't start the fight. While you should try to avoid a fight when possible, sometimes you get pulled in. When this happens, you can face criminal charges for something you didn't start. You will need the help of a good legal team to help defend your rights.
If you are arrested in Wisconsin, the court sets the conditions for your bail, if any, at your first appearance. This includes either a signature or cash bond that allows you to stay out of jail until your trial if you meet the conditions. You must agree not to commit any other crimes, and appear for your next hearing. Depending on the crime for which you are arrested, there may be other conditions as well. If you violate any of[...]
If you suffer a personal injury, you have a limited time to file a lawsuit in Wisconsin. This period, called the statute of limitations, helps ensure efficient justice for injured people, and prevents people who cause injuries from having to defend claims many years later.
When you think of bad car accidents, you likely envision a crushed or burning car, or perhaps a multiple car pileup on the highway. While these create significant damage, they are far from the only accidents that occur. Depending on the circumstances, an accident that looks minor from the outside can create life-altering injuries. If you are in a car accident with another vehicle, whatever the damage to your car, you should consult a doctor and a Wisconsin personal injury[...]
When the two highly emotional situations of divorce and pregnancy collide, spouses can be left reeling. Do they proceed with the divorce? Wait until the child is born? Try to work it out? There are enough issues to resolve in Wisconsin divorce situations that don't involve children. Once children are involved, the case becomes more complex.
Dog bites are scary injuries. They can happen when you least expect it and can occur at any time, with a strange dog or a beloved family pet. Whenever you are bitten or attacked by a dog it's important to protect both your health and your rights. Listed below are six critical actions that every Madison injury attorney at our offices recommends be taken after dog bite injuries.