Influential judge advocates for shorter sentences

One of the nation’s most influential judges recently spoke out on the subject of incarceration-related sentencing. His position on the subject came to light in a concurrence written in relation to a case involving a defendant sentenced to 50 years for a sex crime. The defendant in the case was 46 years old at the […]

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New bills to be introduced in Wisconsin regarding repeat DUIs

The idea that a person may only make a given mistake once is fairly idealistic. In truth, humans tend to make the same mistakes again and again; not necessarily because they are stubborn or foolish, but simply because it may take more than one misstep to learn a lesson. Unfortunately, some mistakes are more costly […]

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Wisconsin man denied reduced sentence for drugged driving deaths

In January, we posted that Wisconsin residents can sometimes face DUI charges for drugged driving even if the drugs in their system are legal and prescribed by a doctor. An arrest often relies on the judgment of a police officer to determine if the drugs in the driver’s system have caused impairment. A Wisconsin man […]

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Waukesha man faces six felony counts for alleged child sex crimes

We have often posted about Wisconsin’s hard-line stance on sex crimes. Those who are charged with a sex crime can face literally hundreds of years in prison because of the classification of sex crimes as felonies. Additionally, those who are suspected of a sex crime are often charged with several felonies at once. A recent […]

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Can Minors Be Sentenced To Life In Prison Without Parole?

When it comes to crimes committed by minors there is much debate over appropriate sentencing. When minors are convicted of serious crimes – ones which usually result in the death penalty or life in prison – deciding how to sentence them is very contentious. Currently the Wisconsin Supreme Court is reviewing a case involving strict […]

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