U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in wiretapping case

Last week, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments in a wiretapping case that could affect untold numbers of Americans for years to come. Human rights advocates, journalists and attorneys concerned with the rights of those forced to mount a criminal defense or civil defense based on potentially illegal wiretapping evidence are seeking confirmation that […]

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Supreme Court case to impact double jeopardy protections: Part II

Earlier this week, we began a discussion about a recent U.S. Supreme Court case and its implications for future accused persons. Specifically, the holding in the case affects the protection from double jeopardy for those who are forced to mount a criminal defense. As we wrote in our last post, the case before the Supreme […]

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Supreme Court case to impact double jeopardy protections: Part I

A recent United States Supreme Court case may impact the practical ability of the wider legal system to protect criminally accused individuals from double jeopardy. When an accused person is forced to construct a criminal defense against formal charges, they are constitutionally protected from being re-tried for the same crimes they were originally charged with. […]

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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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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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Wisconsin case clarifies OWI law

A night out on the town, followed by falling asleep in a car, almost proved costly for a Janesville, Wisconsin man. Apparently, falling asleep in the driver’s seat of a car parked in front of a bar does not constitute an OWI arrest according to a state appeals court. The Janesville man was found slumped […]

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