Drug Crimes Are Not Prosecuted Lightly in Wisconsin

Under Wisconsin law, solely the possession of marijuana will lead to a misdemeanor charge. A subsequent offense will lead to a felony charge. Despite the fact that marijuana has become legal in numerous states, Wisconsin continues to fervently prosecute drug crimes.  If you have been charged with a drug crime, you have the right to […]

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How Is Spousal Maintenance Determined Under Wisconsin Law?

In a divorce case, how does the court determine the details of spousal maintenance, such as duration and amount of the award? The court considers several factors before establishing the details of this order. Factors the court considers include how long the marriage lasted, the education level of each spouse and the standard of living […]

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Motorcycle Crash Facts and Statistics

Motorcycle crash quick facts:  It is estimated that the act of wearing a helmet is 37 percent effective when it comes to preventing fatalities as a result of a motorcycle accidents.  In 2017, helmets saved the lives of an estimated 1,872 motorcyclists.  View more motorcycle crash facts and statistics via this link. If you or […]

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President Biden Calls for End of Contracts With Private Prisons

Biden has ordered the United States Justice Department to end private prison contracts. The executive order exists as one of the numerous phases of the Biden administration’s racial justice agenda. Biden stated, “This is the first step to stop corporations from profiting off incarceration that is less humane and less safe.” According to studies, private […]

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Penalties of a First-Offense OWI in Wisconsin

If you are charged with a first-offense OWI in Wisconsin, what penalties do you face? Depending on the details of your case, a first-time OWI could result in jail time, fines, a suspension/revocation of your license or the requirement of installation of an ignition interlock device.  Operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) can carry steep […]

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Tips for Driving Safely in Wisconsin Winter Weather Conditions

According to statistics reported by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, an average of approximately 50,000 vehicle accidents occur each winter as a result of snowy and icy weather conditions. Each year, these accidents result is approximately 45 fatalities and 5,000 injuries.  Upon consideration of these numbers, it becomes clear that driving in Wisconsin winter weather conditions […]

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What is a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)?

What is a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)? A Guardian Ad Litem ensures the protection of a child’s best interests in cases involving divorce, neglect or abuse, and custody disputes. A Guardian Ad Litem also represents adults in need of guardianships and protective placement or services. Since her first day of practice, Attorney Sanders-Brown has been […]

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