Earning the right to move on from juvenile offenses

Many scholars, civil rights advocates, members of the media and countless others are concerned about the long-term impacts of the juvenile justice system and what becomes of those convicted of juvenile crimes. Once a minor has paid for his or her crime, are the lifelong ramifications which follow justifiable? In our society, it is difficult for […]

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False sex crime allegations result in charges for Wisconsin woman

Our justice system is founded on the idea that as citizens, we must be presumed innocent until proven guilty. It is a serious matter to accuse someone of behaving criminally. While accusations deserve to be treated with respect by the justice system, it is important to remember that not all accusations are rooted in the […]

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Smartphone app aids drivers in avoiding DUI

Smartphones are increasingly used for more than conversation, texting and games. Useful apps can help users with such varied tasks as monitoring caloric intake, tracking sleeping patterns and checking traffic conditions. A new app can even help drivers in Wisconsin avoid drunk driving. BreathalEyes, which launched late last year, measures the kind of involuntary eye […]

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Wisconsin case clarifies OWI law

A night out on the town, followed by falling asleep in a car, almost proved costly for a Janesville, Wisconsin man. Apparently, falling asleep in the driver’s seat of a car parked in front of a bar does not constitute an OWI arrest according to a state appeals court. The Janesville man was found slumped […]

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Unique diversion program proposed for Wisconsin juvenile offenders

Earlier this week we wrote that car thefts have been on the rise in Milwaukee lately, particularly vehicles left running and unattended as they warm up in the morning. Police in the area say that high school students are frequently the alleged culprits, and the car theft is often a crime of opportunity for students en route […]

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Wisconsin cold weather is creating opportunities for car theft

Now that the holiday season is over, Waukesha residents are paying more attention to the fact that it’s cold outside and probably will be for the next several months. As such, many Wisconsinites are letting their cars run unattended in the morning in order to let them warm up before their morning commute. But our […]

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Wisconsin SC delivers important ruling on OWI stops: Part II

Earlier this week, we began a discussion about an important recent ruling by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Most Wisconsin (non-commercial) drivers are legally allowed to drive if their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is less than 0.08 percent. Therefore, during a traffic stop, the smell of alcohol on the driver’s breath alone is not usually enough […]

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Wisconsin SC delivers important ruling on OWI stops: Part I

We have previously written about the importance of establishing probable cause in DUI traffic stops. If police were not required to establish probable cause, they could pull over drivers for any reason and administer field sobriety and breathalyzer tests just as randomly. Most Wisconsin drivers are legally allowed to drive after drinking as long as […]

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