Car Crash Statistics

Did you know that according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, there were 23,747 car crashes in the year 2020? 540 were fatal. If you are injured in a car accident due to the negligence of another individual, contact our Oshkosh car accident attorneys. Our attorneys have over 60 years of combined legal experience.

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Wisconsin’s Partial Motorcycle Helmet Laws

Motorcycle helmet laws in the US vary by state, with most states falling into one of the three general categories. Three states don’t have helmet laws; 18 states require all riders to wear helmets, while 29 states only require helmets for specific riders.  Wisconsin is one of the 29 states with a partial motorcycle helmet […]

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OWI Conviction

If you are convicted of an OWI, then you may suffer a lengthy suspension or revocation of your license. However, you can gain your driving privileges back to a certain extent by obtaining an occupational license. After applying for an occupational license, you must file a SR22 insurance certificate with the Wisconsin Department of Motor […]

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Steps Involved in Filing for Divorce in Wisconsin

When you file for divorce anywhere in the state of Wisconsin, there are several steps you need to follow and specific issues to consider. If there are minor children involved, you need to come up with a parenting plan. You and your partner will need to agree on child support payments in addition to potential […]

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Restraining Orders

In the face of domestic abuse, a restraining order can be granted. You must first request pertinent documents to file for a temporary restraining order (TRO). This is also known as the petition. If the court grants your petition, then an injunction hearing will occur within 14 days. The final order of protection, also known […]

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Burglary Charges in Wisconsin

If you are charged with burglary in Wisconsin, you face a Class E felony. Conviction may lead to years in prison, and substantial fines. Aside from the consequences imposed by law, conviction could also hinder your ability to obtain employment. If you face burglary charges, contact the firm of Sparr, Belville & Brown LLC. Our […]

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Marijuana Laws in Wisconsin

If you are charged with possession of marijuana and it is your first offense, a conviction would mean a misdemeanor on your record. You will also face fines, and time in prison. If it your second offense, you will be facing a felony charge, higher fines and a longer prison sentence. Unlike other states, Wisconsin […]

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Motorcycle Safety Tips for Summer

Just because May was motorcycle safety awareness month, does not mean that we should neglect looking out for motorcyclists as we enter June. As the weather continues to get nicer, and traffic ramps up, looking out for motorcyclists becomes increasingly important. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation offers up important tips for both drivers, and motorcyclists: https://www.msf-usa.org/SafetyAwarenessMonth.aspx […]

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What Do You Do if You Realize an Asset Was Not Included in Your Divorce Settlement Agreement?

After your divorce, if you realize a divorce asset was not included in your settlement agreement, you can make a request to the court to re-open your case. However, such a request is only granted in limited circumstances. You also want to avoid the emotional toll of going through the divorce process a second time. To ensure mistakes like these do not […]

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How Does Wisconsin Law Define “Theft”, “Burglary” and “Robbery”?

Theft might seem pretty straightforward. If you are accused of taking or possessing property that belongs to somebody else, that is stealing. However, Wisconsin law makes some solid distinctions between different types of stealing. Understanding the difference is important. Which charge is issued impacts your sentence, and determines what defense strategies will prove most effective.   Distinguishing Between […]

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