Does Telling The Police You Want An Attorney Always Work?

Once you ask for an attorney during a police interrogation, you’re safe, right? Not necessarily. Here in Wisconsin, our state’s supreme court stated that you can indeed waive your right to counsel even if you, at first, ask for a lawyer. In the case of State of Wisconsin v. David W. Stevens, the defendant had […]

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Can I Just Represent Myself In My Criminal Defense Matter?

Yes, you can.  You can also set your bone yourself if you break your arm. What does that mean?  It means that you can indeed represent yourself, but you should understand that certain consequences can come with representing yourself. What are some of these consequences? When you represent yourself, you are attempting to navigate dangerous […]

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Can The Police Make Me Take A DNA Swab Test?

Yes. They can. Under certain conditions, recent changes in Wisconsin law mean you can be swabbed for DNA without having been convicted of a crime. In fact, even if you are merely arrested, a police officer can submit you to an invasive swab test. When Can You Be Swabbed For DNA? Previously, you were only […]

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Criminal Defense: If It’s Good Enough For The Rich & Famous . . .

Even the famous need a lawyer. Continuing the string of high-profile football players needing criminal defense representation, Packers tight end Andrew Quarless has now been charged with a misdemeanor for discharging a firearm in public. He joins De’Andre Johnson (misdemeanor battery charges for punching a woman in the face) as the most recent football players […]

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DUI defense needed to minimize the potential damage of an arrest

As many Wisconsin residents know, drinking and driving is a serious crime. When an individual has been charged with intoxicated driving, it is crucial that a solid DUI defense strategy is developed and implemented. The potential consequences of a conviction like this are far too great to allow the allegations to go undefended. After all, […]

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Teacher charged with sex crimes, reportedly had sex with minor

Crime occurs all over the country, including here in Wisconsin. A middle school teacher, who also doubled as a volleyball coach, has recently quit his job. The reason may shock many residents here in the state, but it is important to remember that there are only allegations at this time and that the man has […]

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Police charge man who supposedly had child pornography on PC

A 45-year-old man in Wisconsin has recently been charged with child pornography possession. Apparently, authorities identified a specific computer using a peer-to-peer online network that is known for child pornography distribution. With the help of the Internet service provider, authorities determined that the computer was located at an address on Main Street. Authorities reportedly found that […]

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Wisconsin teens’ murder cases may go to juvenile crimes court

Wisconsin residents have likely heard about the Slender Man criminal case that has been constantly talked about across various media outlets over the last several months. The case is regarding a victim who survived 19 stab wounds. Supposedly, two teenage girls stabbed the female victim. These two girls, both 13 years of age, are facing […]

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Drug charges: Lower fines sought for marijuana possession

Laws on marijuana vary significantly from state to state, and it is not uncommon to hear about states changing their marijuana laws. While current laws in Wisconsin legalize some medicinal marijuana use, possessing and cultivating marijuana is still illegal and so is trafficking. However, there are those who believe the current penalties for drug charges […]

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Domestic violence charge follows alleged stabbing of boyfriend

A 31-year-old Wisconsin woman was taken into custody after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend. She was charged with a felony count of domestic violence for causing injuries with a dangerous weapon. Janesville officers reportedly received a call to attend to a domestic incident at about 9:30 p.m., and, upon arrival, they came across a man […]

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