Exonerated sex offenders struggle to find financial compensation

New DNA technology used in Wisconsin police departments and law enforcement agencies nationwide has led to the exoneration of many innocent people who were previously charged and convicted of a sex crime. While Americans put their trust in the judicial system to keep the streets clear of dangerous criminals, innocent people are sometimes wrongfully convicted […]

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Wisconsin woman wrongfully charged with OWI after receiving injury

Having a DUI charge on a criminal record can affect many aspects of a person’s life. Not only does it make finding employment in certain industries difficult, but it can generally ruin one’s reputation as well. This is especially frustrating for Wisconsin residents who have been falsely arrested and charged with operating under the influence […]

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Marquette teen charged in a string of pedestrian holdups

Some teenagers who commit juvenile crimes are unaware that there are harsh consequences for their actions. Other Wisconsin teens may be fully cognizant that their deviant actions will result in severe penalties, yet they may lack the psychological understanding of what this entails. Evidence shows that the teenage brain is not fully developed and lacks maturity in […]

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WI superintendent arrested on domestic abuse charges is later released

Although there are two sides to every story, domestic violence cases are perceived a little differently by law enforcement in Wisconsin. According to Wisconsin law, a person who is suspected of committing a violent act against a family member or domestic partner must be arrested on the scene. In many cases, it can be hard […]

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Sex offender program reevaluated after class action suit

Sexual offenders in Wisconsin who are thought to suffer from mental impairment or who are deemed a threat to commit another sexually violent act may be committed indefinitely to a supervised institution upon release from prison. The sexual offender is eligible for release only when they are no longer found to be a danger to […]

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Minnesota teen stopped before executing murder plot

Many teenagers in Wisconsin engage in high-risk behaviors. There are some teens who are simply thrill-seekers looking for an adventure. Others participate in more dangerous juvenile crimes, unaware of the long-term consequences of their actions. Expert studies show that the teenage brain is still developing, especially in the areas that control aggressive behavior and make rational […]

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Wisconsin Supreme Court may change law that some deem unconstitutional

The U.S. Constitution grants American citizens certain rights. This includes the Fourth Amendment right protecting people from unlawful search and seizure by law enforcement. Many states require a warrant in order to obtain a blood sample from a motorist suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. While each state has different laws […]

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