Sexual assault is a serious charge that no one should ignore. The #MeToo movement has worked to increase the visibility of sexual assault in the national spotlight. This has led some people to wonder if they could be charged with sexual assault simply because someone accused them of it. The answer is, not always -- but it's not something to shrug off.
With the weather turning colder and ice and snow beginning to fall in much of the northern half of the country, it's time to review how to stay safe in slippery conditions. Falls can be devastating; even a minor fall can result in bruises and curtailed activity, at least temporarily. Residents of Madison won't be able to avoid snow and ice, so here are ways to reduce the risk of a hard landing.
Embezzlement is a crime that most people have heard about, but may not fully understand. If you are charged with embezzlement in Wisconsin, you should take it seriously. It involves a breach of trust that you may have trouble regaining, even if ultimately you are found not guilty. Understanding the accusation and the potential penalties can help you avoid the worst potential consequences.
For professional drivers, earning and maintaining a commercial driver's licence, or CDL, is critical to being able to make a living. While most people need their driver's license to get to and from work, as a professional driver you need it to do your job every day. If you get arrested and convicted of an OWI, then, you stand to disrupt or even lose your career.
You may think of dogs as friendly, helpful animals--and indeed, most are. Still, a dog that feels threatened or is trying to protect itself or others can be dangerous. In the first four months in 2017, Madison and Dane County authorities responded to over 100 reported animal bites, most of which came from dogs. While most of these do not result in injuries, many do. If you have been injured, you should be prepared to protect your rights.
When winter arrives in Wisconsin, drivers will face icy road conditions. Almost inevitably, this leads to accidents. A driver applies the brakes, his or her car slides, and it collides with the vehicle in front. When it happens, you need to determine who has to pay for the damages.
Intentional homicide charges in Wisconsin will be classified in one of two categories, depending on the circumstances surrounding the death: first-degree intentional homicide or second-degree intentional homicide. Both are serious charges that require representation by a criminal defense attorney.
There were over 129,000 car accidents in Wisconsin in 2016. Many resulted in property damage, some resulted in injuries, and a little more than 500 of the incidents were fatal. In the aftermath of an accident, insurance providers need to determine who was at fault for the accident so they can determine policy coverage payouts. If one party/driver wants to bring a lawsuit against the other party/driver, he or she will have to prove who was at fault as well.[...]