The Case That Led to the Abolishment of Wisconsin’s Death Penalty

Have you heard about the John McCaffary case? John was sentenced to the death penalty in 1850 for the murder of his wife on family property. About 3,000 people came to see his horrific execution where he struggled for five minutes before doctors were called upon to check his pulse. Two short years after this […]

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A Guide to Credit Card Fraud Laws in Wisconsin

“Credit card fraud” is an umbrella term used to describe any number of deceitful activities one might engage in concerning credit card usage. It’s a persistent and costly problem, resulting in billions of dollars in losses to American companies each year. While Wisconsin doesn’t have any legal guidelines specifically criminalizing credit card fraud, there are numerous laws […]

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What Is the Age of Consent in Wisconsin?

In Wisconsin, people must reach a minimum age, known as the “age of consent,” before they can legally agree to participate in sexual activity with another person. What Is the Age of Consent? The age of consent refers to the minimum age that a person must reach before they can legally consent to participate in […]

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What Is the Difference Between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Degree Sexual Assault in Wisconsin?

Are you facing sexual assault accusations or charges in Wisconsin? If so, you should know that these charges vary significantly depending on the severity of the alleged offense. The more serious the charge, the harsher the possible penalties. However, remember that an accusation will not necessarily lead to a conviction, and you have the right […]

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4 Things to Know About DUI Charges in Wisconsin

As of December 31, 2021, over 777,000 Wisconsin residents with current and valid driver’s licenses have been convicted of operating while impaired at least once. Despite the frequency with which Wisconsin drivers are arrested and charged with OWI, you might still harbor misconceptions about this offense. These misunderstandings about DUI law in Wisconsin can lead […]

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Can You Fight an OWI Arrest?

Driving under the influence is a severe offense in every state, and Wisconsin is no exception. An Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) arrest can be a life-altering experience, leading to potential fines, the loss of your driving privileges, and even incarceration in some cases. But can you fight an OWI arrest in Wisconsin? The simple answer […]

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What is Considered Sexual Assault in Wisconsin?

Sexual assault refers to sexual, physical contact and behavior performed without consent, including fondling, forcing a person to perform sexual acts, and attempted rape. It’s imperative to understand sexual assault laws in Wisconsin, particularly if you’ve been accused of sexual assault. Accusations are severe and can change your life and future. Wisconsin Sexual Assault Laws […]

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Bringing Your Strongest DUI Defense in Wisconsin

The stress of facing a driving under the influence (DUI) charge – or, as it’s called in Wisconsin, an operating under the influence (OUI)  – can be overwhelming, and you may be inclined to accept the legal consequences. It’s important to remember, however, that just because you’ve been charged with DUI doesn’t mean that you […]

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Charged With Stalking in Wisconsin? What You Need to Know

Stalking is a serious criminal offense in Wisconsin and penalties can be severe, particularly in certain circumstances. What is “Stalking”? In Wisconsin, “stalking” goes beyond mere harassment. Stalking is engaging in two or more separate acts, on separate occasions, including any of the following: To be convicted of stalking, the prosecution must not only prove […]

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“Not a Drop”: Wisconsin’s Underage OWI Law

Wisconsin’s “Not a Drop” law prohibits individuals under the age of 21 from driving after consuming any amount of alcohol. Any underage driver with a BAC of over 0.00% can be convicted of OWI. Penalties Fortunately, Wisconsin underage DUI does not typically result in jail time, but penalties can include fines and demerit points added […]

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What Does the State Need to Prove to Get an OWI Conviction?

Getting an OWI conviction is not easy for the state. They must go through numerous leaps and bounds to receive a sentence. Here at Maciolek Law Group, we are dedicated to ensuring our client’s rights are protected. We will stop at nothing to challenge the arresting officer’s reports, their training, and police procedures. The police […]

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