False Imprisonment – Know what to do if you’ve been charged
False imprisonment is a felony in Wisconsin, and the charge covers more than you might realize. It is far from a narrowly defined crime and does not resemble the jail-type scenario that many think of when they hear the term. Instead, it refers to confining or restraining someone against their will when the person doing the restraining knows that they don’t have the right to do so. The law in[...]
Fight DUI charges to save your right to drive
If you are convicted of driving under the influence in Wisconsin, you face significant penalties. Even for the first offense, you can face license revocation, forfeitures, education requirements, and much higher insurance premiums. For this reason, you will want to fight any DUI charges. If you can’t have charges dismissed entirely, you should try to reduce the charges to a lesser offense. You need experienced, effective counsel to achieve this.
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A 4th OWI In Wisconsin Now Results In Permanent Loss Of Driver’s License
In March of 2018, SB 135 was signed into law in Wisconsin. This new law permanently revokes a driver’s license if the driver has been convicted of a 4th OWI in Wisconsin. Prior to this bill becoming law, drivers who received a first, second, third, or fourth OWI could have their license revoked for up to 3 years with the 4th OWI resulting in a felony charge and[...]
Drug testing has become common practice in a number of situations in Wisconsin. You may have to pass a drug test for employment, for insurance, as a condition of probation, or to show you are not under the influence of a controlled substance. Unfortunately, most people don't really understand how drug tests work. This leads to confusion and false expectations of the process. To learn more about what you should expect if you have to take a drug test in[...]
In Wisconsin, juvenile crimes are prosecuted differently from adult crimes. The law creates a different path for punishment and opportunities to overcome their crimes. Still, the consequences of juvenile convictions can be severe. Counsel experienced in representing children accused of criminal behavior is critical to helping your child move forward.