Criminal charges can cause damage even after acquittal

In the age of the internet and national media, being accused of a crime can be just as damaging as being convicted of one. We have posted many times about the damages which result from wrongful convictions, but even wrongful accusations can seriously impair a person’s reputation and job prospects. Even when a person is […]

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Unsecured Wi-Fi connections facilitate internet sex crimes

We have previously reported that police and law enforcement agencies carefully monitor internet activity in order to bust sex crimes. Over the last few years, Wisconsin authorities have prosecuted hundreds of cases of computer sex crimes, including possession of child pornography and sexual solicitation of a minor using the internet. In recent months, however, innocent […]

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Online dating website implements sex-offender screening measure

We often post about Wisconsin’s tough sex-crime laws, as well as the strict punishments which sex offenders face. But as we wrote last week, some sexual acts such as statutory rape are often considered crimes in name only. Nevertheless, those convicted of a sex crime will likely end up on the sex offender registry, which […]

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Wisconsin man arrested after drunk-driving accident with cop car

Drunk driving is a dangerous activity, both legally and personally. However, the legal dangers increase significantly when a suspected drunk driver gets into a car accident with a police officer. Earlier this month, a Wisconsin man was arrested for OWI after he crashed his vehicle into a Milwaukee County Sherriff’s Office squad car on Interstate […]

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Wisconsin lawmaker seeks statewide ban on synthetic marijuana

We have previously reported on efforts to ban synthetic marijuana in Wisconsin. Individual cities have enacted their own bans, but synthetic marijuana – sometimes called “K2” or “Spice” – has yet to be banned statewide. A new piece of legislation seeks to change that. One Wisconsin lawmaker is introducing a bill that would outlaw synthetic […]

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Should Wisconsin re-examine its statutory rape laws?

We have previously written about the penalties associated with sex crimes. In addition to prison sentences and fines, those convicted of sex crimes must face the stigma of being listed on Wisconsin’s sex offender registry. Being listed on this registry may limit where you can live or prevent you from getting a certain job. At […]

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Wisconsin lawmakers draft bill to punish pornography in schools

Last month we posted about the Wisconsin school administrator who was arrested and charged with several sex crimes. Among these were possession of child pornography and the use of a computer to facilitate a sex crime against a minor. The man was fired from his job shortly after being arrested. As a possible reaction to […]

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Wisconsin police on high alert for underage drinking and driving

Earlier this week, we posted about a Wisconsin teenager who has been charged with four felonies for allegedly killing a man during a drunk-driving car accident. If convicted, the 18-year-old girl could spend up to 37 years in prison. The timing of this incident serves as a sobering reminder for all Wisconsin teens. During the […]

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Wisconsin teen charged with four felonies in drunk driving death

An 18-year-old woman from Brookfield faces four felony charges for an alleged drunk driving incident last month. She has been accused of causing a drunk-driving car accident that killed one man and injured a woman. If convicted she could face up to 37 years in prison. The accident occurred early in the morning on March […]

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