4th Offense OWI – Now a Felony in Wisconsin

A 4th offense OWI is now a felony in Wisconsin Any OWI offense in Wisconsin carries significant penalties. As of April 25, 2016, though, a 4th offense OWI became even more critical: it now creates an automatic felony if you are convicted. Rather than an extra misdemeanor, the felony can be a burden when you are applying for a job or a loan. Thus, it is more important than ever to avoid multiple OWI convictions, and to get strong legal representation from a Madison criminal lawyer if you are...

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Road Rage Assaults Can Lead to Serious Criminal Charges

Road Rage incidents explained by Madison WI Criminal Defense Attorney Driving on busy highways and city streets can lead to tension between you and other drivers. Unfortunately, this sometimes leads to aggressive, dangerous driving that causes an accident or gives way to a physical altercation. If you assault a person in this situation, you become subject to criminal charges that go well beyond the costs of repairing the damage to your car and the car of the other driver. Our Madison WI criminal...

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What Is a Preliminary Hearing?

Your right to a Preliminary Hearing in Wisconsin The state of Wisconsin offers those charged with a felony the right to a preliminary hearing, also called a prelim or preliminary examination. This portion of the court case happens early, within 10 to 20 days of the defendant’s first appearance in front of the judge, depending on whether the defendant is in custody or not. What happens during a prelim is often a source of confusion for people who haven’t been through it before....

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What is “drug paraphernalia”? What is “possession of drug paraphernalia”?

Charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Wisconsin? In Wisconsin, drug paraphernalia can include anything that you could use to grow, cultivate, or use illegal drugs. It can include pipes, needles, scales, and razors, among other items. The statute does not define clearly what constitutes paraphernalia. A wide range of objects can be deemed to be drug paraphernalia. On the other hand, the statute requires that, to be guilty of possession of paraphernalia, you must have some intent...

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Criminal Lawyer Madison | Reasonable Search | Dog Sniff

A Criminal Lawyer In Madison Explains What Constitutes Probable Cause For Conducting Dog Sniff Searches In Wisconsin As we mentioned in a prior blog post, motorists are protected from unreasonable searches and seizure unless the officer has probable cause for doing so. If he or she has probable cause, a search may be legally conducted. This includes dog sniff searches to look for drugs that may be present in the vehicle. But what constitutes probable cause in this situation? In the case...

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