What is the Mandatory Arrest Law?

Wisconsin has a mandatory arrest law for domestic violence cases. In the event of a police officer being called to the scene, they are required to use their best judgment to find out who the predominant aggressor is, and arrest them. The Maciolek Law Group has extensive experience defending a variety types of domestic abuse… Continue reading What is the Mandatory Arrest Law?

Juvenile Arrest in Wisconsin Has Decreased Sharply in Recent Years

Juvenile arrests in Wisconsin have faced a sharp decrease in recent years. Not only are arrests decreasing in rural counties, but in urban counties also. These arrests are majorly for non-violent crimes. Follow the link to discover the statistics for your county. https://kidsforward.org/research/juvenile-arrests-wisconsin/

OWI Penalties Increase With Each Offense

Penalties will increase with each offense. For example, a 10th OWI comes with fines up to $50,000 and a prison sentence of 4 to 15 years. http://www.wisconsindot.gov/Pages/safety/education/drunk-drv/ddlaw.aspx

Federal Charges Mean Powerful Opponents

Charges in federal court usually involve high-level agencies of the Federal Government like the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), or the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE), or Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). It is crucial to have a defense attorney with experiencing taking on powerful adversaries in the federal court system.

Federal Crimes Require Federal Experience

Federal crimes are a different ballgame with different procedures, stronger opponents, and harsher penalties. Not just any criminal defense attorney will do when your rights are on the line.

Addiction is Not a Crime

Addiction is not a crime, but it is often treated as one. Up to 69 percent of the prison population as recently as 2016 had a substance abuse need. This was before the peak of the ongoing opioid epidemic. Of that 69%, nearly two thirds were considered to have a high risk of reoffending. It… Continue reading Addiction is Not a Crime