People who have prior juvenile criminal records and who meet specific
requirements can have those records sealed. This does not erase the records,
but it does seal them so that the person does not have to report them. This
gives the person a boost when applying for a job or apartment as he or she no
longer has to tell about the charge, potentially opening up more opportunities
that might have otherwise been cut off.Sealing and ExpungementIn Wisconsin, you may also hear sealing called...
Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney if you’ve been charged with misdemeanor theftIf you are arrested for a misdemeanor theft, the court’s process can be confusing. Instead of going it alone, you should hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to help. This gives you your best chance to navigate the next steps and defend against the charges. The right attorney can help at every stage along the way.1. Your Bond HearingBefore you even have a judge in place, you appear before...
Getting answers to these questions will help you hire the right OWI attorneyIf you are arrested for OWI, you are facing serious charges. Wisconsin imposes strict consequences for even your first offense of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Before you hire an attorney, you need to be comfortable that he or she will give you the best defense possible. These five questions should help you make a good choice for your needs.1. What Is Your Experience in OWI?You do not want...
Statutory Rape Charges in Wisconsin are serious – what should you know?When the term “statutory rape” is heard, most people think of a
consensual sexual relationship involving an 18 or 19 year old and a teen who is
under 18. There’s a tendency to think it’s no big deal since the sexual
activities were consensual and the ages are so close together, but the reality
is that any type of sexual activity with a minor could result in statutory rape
charges in Wisconsin....
In Wisconsin, as in many states, possession can be a crime. You can
illegally possess drugs, drug paraphernalia, firearms, or many other items.
Before you assume you are safe on these fronts, though, you should know that
possession is not always obvious. Depending on your circumstances, you may be
arrested without even being aware you had legal possession.Physical ControlThe most obvious kind of possession comes when you have something with you.
If you have drugs or a firearm in your...