Court Addresses When BAC Limit Is Triggered After DUI

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drunk-driving

When an individual is convicted of a DUI, several different types of consequences are often imposed. First, the individual must face some sort punishment for his actions that violated the law. This typically happens through jail time, fines, or suspension of the driver’s license. Additionally, the state may impose consequences meant to deter any attempt…

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How Does The Right To Remain Silent Work?

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Criminal Defense

You have no doubt heard the familiar words on your favorite TV crime show or movie: “you have the right to remain silent.” While many people understand in the abstract that they are not required to tell police officers everything, or answer all their questions without an attorney, few understand when the right to remain…

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What Happens If You Violate Probation In Wisconsin?

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For individuals who commit lesser offenses in Wisconsin, one of the sentencing alternatives available in criminal court is probation. Probation allows criminal defendants to stay out of jail, but requires them to abide by certain conditions during their period of probation in order to avoid further punishment. If a criminal defendant fails to abide by…

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Citizen Informants: Can They Lead to Arrest?

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informant shaking hands

In order to search and arrest an individual for a crime, police need evidence. This evidence must be sufficient to support the probable cause standard, or to create reasonable suspicion for a traffic stop. Sometimes this evidence is obtained through video or audio recordings, or by observation of the individual’s actions – such as seeing…

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10 Reasons to Never Defend Yourself in a Criminal Case

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defending yourself

If you’ve been charged with a crime, you may be tempted to represent yourself in court. But while you have a legal right to represent yourself, it’s never a good idea. Here are 10 reasons it isn’t a good idea to defend yourself if you face criminal charges. 1) You Only Get One Arraignment You…

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Can You Sue for Injuries from Electric Shock?

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electric shock

Each year, at least 70 people in the United States are killed by electrocution due to faulty consumer products. The majority of these victims were adults aged 40 to 59 years old. Electrocution is also one of the most common workplace injuries. In fact, about nine percent of all deadly workplace accidents involve electrocution. If…

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Stop and Officer Frisks

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stop and frisk

Stop and frisk procedures have been in the news quite a bit lately, with claims of drivers and pedestrians being stopped and frisked, and being falsely arrested as a result, when they shouldn’t have been. That’s what attorneys say happened to Kavin Nesbit, in State v. Nesbit, while he was walking down I-94 with a…

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