Social media gives others a window
into your life, and if you’re involved in a trial, that window could result in
a poorer court outcome for you if you’re not careful. Your posts and pictures
could be used against you, and, because these posts can be misread easily, you
could stand accused of things you actually didn’t do. While social media plays
a large role in many people’s lives and businesses now, if you’re going to
court, you need to be very, very careful about...
If you are arrested and convicted of
a crime, you sometimes receive probation as part or all of your sentence. You
should not confuse probation with freedom, though. If you violate the terms of
probation, you may be taken into custody. This is called a probation hold.
What Is a Probation Hold?
A probation hold comes when you
violate the terms of your probation. Depending on the circumstances, it may
mean you need to report to jail, or you may be taken into custody where you
are. In Wisconsin...
Drug Charges Hinge on the Legality of Police Actions
Did you know that drug charges hinge on the legality of police actions,
even if you are caught with narcotics in your possession? If police don’t
follow proper protocol, charges can be dismissed, which is one good reason why
you should always contact a criminal defense attorney if you are charged with a drug
crime, however hopeless you think your situation may be.
Police Stops and Probable Cause
One of the very
The phrase used in Wisconsin for driving under the influence of a substance is Operating While Intoxicated (OWI), and it’s a serious charge that could end your driving days, at least for a while. For the most part, challenging OWI charges involves trying to get a more lenient sentence. Yet it is possible to have the Wisconsin OWI charges dismissed entirely through a few strategies.
Audio and Video Recordings Show What Happened
Did the officer who arrested you say you were slurring...
Many crime investigations are obvious. A robbery, assault, or other criminal
act leaves little doubt as to why police officers are looking into people
around the scene. The questions will be clear and the reasons for them clearer.
With white collar crime, though, you may not know. You get a call from an
investigator about purchases or other transactions, and it may seem like you
are just talking about ordinary business dealings. Invariably, though, this is
part of a criminal investigation...