Wisconsin court overturns drug conviction for probable cause issues

When it comes to the American criminal justice system, rules and procedure matter a great deal. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty, and evidence obtained improperly or illegally by law enforcement cannot be used against defendants in court. The constitutional protection against illegal search and seizure is more valuable than many people realize. Recently, […]

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Wisconsin appeals court agrees to suppress evidence in OWI case

When authorities charge a suspect with OWI, procedure matters. The way in which evidence is collected is as important as the evidence itself. If police violate due process or otherwise fail to follow procedure, a good criminal defense attorney can use that information to suppress evidence. Recently, a Wisconsin appellate court upheld a lower court’s […]

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Court ruling upholds DUI conviction based on warrantless BAC test

We have previously written that police officers in Wisconsin have to follow specific rules and procedures before they can arrest someone for suspected drunk driving. Before a suspect can be given a breath, blood or urine test, the officer must perform a field sobriety test to determine if there is probable cause to make the […]

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Secure Communities Program May Be A Violation Of Justice

The Wisconsin Department of Justice recently signed an agreement that could threaten the safety of illegal immigrants in the state. Wisconsin is now enrolled in a federal program called Secure Communities. Under this program, the state will collect fingerprint records from local arrests and turn them over to the FBI as well as the U.S. […]

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