Wisconsin Attorney General wants to abolish preliminary hearings

On behalf of Craig Kuhary, Attorney at Law posted in Drug Charges on Thursday, February 23, 2012. This last Sunday, we discussed a bill being considered in the Wisconsin legislature which would allow hearsay to be admitted during preliminary criminal hearings. Passage of this bill would result in the elimination of an important criminal defense […]

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Accused of domestic violence? ‘No contact’ means no contact

Sometimes, if you have been singled out by the criminal justice system, even well-meaning gestures can be considered cause for concern. When people in Wisconsin are arrested on charges of domestic violence, they are often required to follow the conditions set forth in a no-contact order. Actions which are considered violations of these orders may […]

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Wisconsin bill aims to strip the accused of rights

In an election year, bold legislation is often authored, in attempts to attract media coverage and voter attention. In a move which concerns civil rights advocates, an aggressive Republican bill has been introduced in the Wisconsin legislature which would erode certain criminal defense protections. The measure would exempt victims from testifying against the accused until later stages […]

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Milwaukee begins crackdown on synthetic marijuana

Milwaukee is beginning to crack down on manufacturers and sellers of synthetic marijuana. Though few drug charges related to synthetic marijuana have been formally prosecuted in Wisconsin’s courts to date, that trend appears to be changing. This month, a regular traffic stop ultimately ended in the confiscation of more than 10 pounds of synthetic marijuana […]

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Wife suspects imminent domestic violence, calls Waukesha police

When police receive a call about domestic violence, they respond immediately and often will make an arrest. These types of charges can have serious consequences whether or not physical violence ever occurred. On Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2012, the Waukesha Police Department received a call from a woman claiming that she thought her husband was going […]

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DUI penalties in Wisconsin could increase if federal bill passes

Since July of 2010, Wisconsin state law has called for the mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device (IID) for any driver convicted of a repeat OWI or convicted of their first offense with a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.15 percent or higher. These IIDs are expensive, inconvenient and potentially embarrassing for those who are […]

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Recreational vehicle drivers targeted in new Wisconsin DUI bill

Many residents in Waukesha and around the state love to take advantage of the beautiful scenery that Wisconsin has to offer. That’s one of the reasons why more than 220,000 registered snowmobiles and countless other boats and all-terrain vehicles are registered statewide. But as recreational-vehicle enthusiasts continue to hit the trails and lakes, the Wisconsin […]

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Wisconsin man awaiting sentence for child pornography conviction

No matter what type of criminal charge a person is facing, a conviction can have long-lasting consequences. There are the more obvious penalties that can result, such as a prison sentence or probation. But some of the less obvious consequences impact a person’s personal life. A Wisconsin man will soon discover how his life will […]

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Reminder to Waukesha Super Bowl watchers: Don’t risk DUI charges

It’s almost that time of year again: Super Bowl Sunday. Of course, Wisconsin residents have much less to be excited about than we did last year. Despite another great season, the Packers were eliminated during the playoffs and will not be competing for the championship this weekend. Nevertheless, football fans in Waukesha and around the […]

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