Former nurse in Wisconsin faces prescription drug crime charges

Prescription drug abuse is fast becoming the focus of America’s war on drugs. While painkillers and other potent medications are certainly legal (unlike marijuana and other “street drugs”), the use and possession of these prescription drugs is highly regulated. Because of increasing prescription drug abuse, more individuals in Wisconsin and elsewhere are facing charges for […]

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What to look for when buying a personal breathalyzer test

For many Wisconsin residents, the following scenario is a familiar one: You’re out on the town with friends and have just a few drinks. You need to get home at the end of the night, and you still feel pretty sober, but you’re not sure what a blood-alcohol test would say. Wouldn’t it be nice […]

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Conflict of law affects some accused of child porn possession

A fundamental principle of criminal law holds that people should be able to understand what behavior is criminal and what is not in order to make informed decisions. Without clarity in the criminal code, individuals can unknowingly commit criminal acts without intending to do so. Unfortunately, sometimes criminal law is confusing due to nuance and […]

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Why you need a good criminal defense attorney right away: Part II

Earlier this week, we began a discussion about a recent ruling from the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The case concerned a young man who was convicted of the sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl in a 2007 incident. On appeal, the defendant argued that police used deception and coercion in order to get him to confess […]

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Why you need a good criminal defense attorney right away: Part I

Many people charged with a crime assume that they only need an attorney when/if the case goes to trial, but this isn’t true. Even before any charges are filed, law enforcement may try to get a confession out of a suspect using deception and coercion, and suspects need to have someone who can help them […]

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What is next for Wisconsin’s drunk driving laws? – Part II

In our last post, we began a discussion about the ways in which Wisconsin legislators are currently approaching drunk driving penalties in Wisconsin. We mentioned that the structure of DUI penalties in Wisconsin is unique in at least one way. The Dairy State is the only state in the nation that does not generally treat […]

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What is next for Wisconsin’s drunk driving laws? – Part I

Wisconsin is famous for a multitude of reasons. The state is home to notable sports teams, has a strong educational system and is known for exports including dairy products and great beer. However, the structure of DUI penalties in Wisconsin is famous for largely critical reasons. This is mainly because Wisconsin is the only state […]

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Milwaukee man faces drug charges after bust at local motel

A Milwaukee man faces serious drug charges after police say he was found selling heroin out of a motel room. The man was charged after an incident late last month. He could potentially face more than seven years behind bars and be forced to pay $25,000 in fines. A Greenfield police officer claims he heard […]

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Wisconsin man arrested during major child pornography investigation

We have previously written that sex crimes are among the most reviled and highly punished offenses. Law enforcement works especially hard to prosecute individuals for alleged sex crimes involving children or minors. Recently, a Wisconsin man was one of 245 people arrested in one of the largest child pornography crackdowns in recent history. The campaign, […]

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Teen arrested after bragging about drunk driving crash on Facebook

Social media sites have definitely made the world a smaller place. Not only can Facebook help you keep in touch with friends and family around Wisconsin, but it can also keep you connected to others from around the country and the world. But sites like Facebook also have some drawbacks, especially for those with a […]

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