The Difference Between “Guilty” and “No Contest”

Pleading “Guilty” vs “No Contest” in Wisconsin – Know the Difference When you face criminal charges and make your plea to the court, you have essentially three options: guilty, not guilty, or no contest. While a “not guilty” plea gives you a day in court, both of the other two amount to accepting the charges against you. Still, there are some differences that can make a difference for you. An experienced lawyer can help you decide which plea is right...

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Your Rights When the Police Want to Look Around

Should you let the police search your property without a warrant? If a police officer asks to have a look around your property, it can feel uncomfortable to refuse. The police carry a great deal of authority, and telling them no can be scary. Still, you have rights that are worth protecting. Not only do you not have to give consent, but doing so can waive some of your rights later.  Constitutional Right to Privacy The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, as well...

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Legal Liability for Car Accidents in Rental Cars

Are you covered for an accident in a rental car? When you rent a car, you are in an unfamiliar vehicle, often driving in an area you don’t know. Unfortunately, this can be a recipe for accidents. If someone else causes the accident, you can sue that person for damages. When you cause it, though, you will often depend on liability insurance to help pay the costs. Depending on your circumstances and your coverage, this can present its own problems. Rental Company Insurance Rental...

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Parent Liability for Their Kids’ Car Accidents

In Wisconsin, parents are usually liable for their teen’s car accidents As a parent, some of the greatest anxiety you face comes when your teen child is ready to drive. It isn’t just worrying about where they go, but how safe they will be. They are still learning and will be some of the least experienced drivers on the road. And in Wisconsin, if your teen causes an accident, you might be held liable for damages. You will want to work with an experienced attorney to help. Liability...

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Setting Bail In Wisconsin | Bail Considerations In Wisconsin

How Judges Go About Setting Cash Bail in Wisconsin Given news reports and criminal dramas on television, many people assume that paying cash bail is an option in every arrest situation. The truth of the matter is that no one is guaranteed to be offered bail in Wisconsin. The judge presiding over the initial court appearance is in charge of both determining if bail should be an option and setting bail in Wisconsin. During the initial court appearance, the judge reviews the charges against...

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