Flashing lights in your rear-view mirror…

You go out to dinner with friends. The restaurant is packed, which makes you feel a little anxious, so you order a drink to calm you nerves. You laugh and talk with your friends, and eventually the waitress comes by and asks if you’d like another drink. “Sure,” you say. Another hour passes, and your […]

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How does a field sobriety test work?

Wisconsin is one of many states where police officers use field sobriety tests in effort to determine if a driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Oftentimes, filed sobriety tests are conducted in order for the officer to determine if there is “probable cause” to require the driver to submit to a breathalyzer […]

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What is an occupational license in Wisconsin?

We often discuss ways of fighting drunk driving charges in the state of Wisconsin; however, if it is too late and you have already been convicted with an OWI and you have had your driver’s license suspended as a result, you are probably wondering how you are going to get to get around, especially to […]

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Changes could come to Wisconsin juvenile incarceration laws

In our last post, we discussed how the state of Wisconsin treats juvenile crimes differently from adult crimes, yet still very seriously. In this post, we will discuss how state and federal laws on juvenile incarceration could change during the current legislative session. In December, it was reported that advocates are fighting to repeal a 1996 Wisconsin law […]

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What happens to juveniles charged with crimes in Wisconsin?

This week we are going to be discussing juvenile crimes in the state of Wisconsin. Today, we will start with an overview of juvenile law in the state, including what happens to juveniles who are charged with crimes in Wisconsin. When children under the age of 17 are accused of committing crimes in Wisconsin they […]

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Former Wisconsin principal faces charges for alleged ‘sexting’

A former parochial school principal was due back in court this week for a preliminary hearing after being charged with four counts of causing a child over the age of 13 to view or listen to sexual activity in Winnebago County. The 25-year-old was employed by Matthew’s Lutheran Church and School in Iron Ridge and […]

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Wisconsin man arrest after ‘dirty dancing’ incident at ball

A Wisconsin man was arrested and tentatively charged with battery and fourth degree sexual assault after an incident at Gov. Scott Walker’s inaugural ball on Monday night. According to reports, the 45-year-old Madison man was accused of inappropriately touching a 44-year-old Onalaska woman on the dance floor and then head-butting a 55-year-old Onalaska man who […]

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Facebook aids police in many criminal investigations

Millions of people use Facebook and other social media networks every day to stay connected with friends and up to date with current events. But social media is being used in other ways too. Law enforcement agencies throughout the country use Facebook and other social media sites as a way to catch suspected criminals. For […]

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What to do after a NYE drunk driving arrest

On the eve of New Year’s Eve, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that police in southeast Wisconsin were planning a crackdown on suspected drunk drivers over the New Year’s holiday after seeing an increase in the number of drunk driving arrests and accidents involving alcohol. On Dec. 30, the Waukesha Police Department said on Facebook […]

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Challenging a BAC test after a DUI arrest

In our last post we discussed how police in southeast Wisconsin are cracking down on drunk driving after noticing an increase in drunk driving arrests and accidents involving alcohol. The Waukesha Police Department said a special task force began targeting suspected impaired drivers over the New Year’s holiday and will continue into the new year. […]

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