Civil and Criminal Consequences of OWI

Convictions for First offenses are civil, not criminal, but the penalties include large fines and a loss of driving privileges for six to nine months. Conviction for a second or third offense results in a permanent criminal record, mandatory minimum jail sentence, and lengthy loss of driving privileges. A fourth or higher offenses are felony […]

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Common Defenses for Drug Possession Charges

Being arrested for drug possession does not mean you have to be convicted, have to serve time, or deal with the consequences of having a criminal record. By starting your defense as soon as possible after an arrest, you give your defense attorney the best chance of limiting your exposure to these outcomes. Some of […]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Should You Fight OWI Charges?

Should you fight OWI charges? Yes. Here are three reasons why.

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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 […]

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Think It Can’t Happen to You? Think Again.

The potential penalties can be astronomical. Not only can the allegations themselves ruin your reputation, tear your family apart, and take away your freedom, sexual assault allegations are often based on thin evidence, or no physical evidence at all. Sometimes the only evidence in the whole case is the alleged victim’s story. We are often […]

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Wisconsin Juvenile Law and the Number 18

“At what age does a person become an adult?” If you ask this question to the person you are nearest to at the moment, chances are they will confidently answer with “18”. After all, 18 years old is when you can buy cigarettes, apply for credit cards, play the lottery, and legally engage in various […]

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Federal Laws Threatens Your Rights

If you visit this blog regularly you know how we feel about the importance of seeking experience defense representation when charged with a federal crime. The stronger opponents and harsher penalties at the federal level make spending a significant chunk of your life in federal prison a real possibility. However, we think it is important to take […]

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