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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Disorderly Conduct in Wisconsin

Under the Wisconsin Statutes, disorderly conduct is defined as, “abusive, indecent, profane, boisterous, unreasonably loud and/or otherwise disorderly conduct under circumstances that tend to cause a disturbance”. Although jail sentences resulting from disorderly conduct charges are rare, the involvement of legal counsel still proves paramount. You must take all measures available, to avoid having a […]

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Domestic Abuse Charges in Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, a crime of domestic abuse is committed when pain, injury or fear is inflicted, or when sexual assault occurs. Under Wisconsin law, you are considered a repeat domestic abuser if you commit another act of domestic abuse within 72 hours of being arrested for an act of domestic abuse. Another instance that constitutes […]

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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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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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Two women charged with battery of Wisconsin state Senator

Two Wisconsin women, one a high school social worker and the other a physical therapist, are facing felony battery charges.  The women were involved in a protest which turned violent outside the state Capitol. Senate Democrat was outside the Capitol allegedly filming the protest The 26-year-old social worker approached him, she claims, only to ask […]

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Been in a bar fight? Here’s a look at disorderly conduct charges

ave you had an innocent night of fun turn into some sort of altercation, whether at a bar, club, or other social gathering? These disputes are rather common, and a lot of times alcohol is involved. Although many of these altercations result without anything more than words being exchanged, others end up with the police […]

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Top 4 most common white-collar crimes

White-collar crime is essentially an umbrella term that encompasses different types of criminal offenses. What all these crimes have in common is that the person who commits the offense typically hopes to gain financially from their actions. Generally, these crimes are nonviolent. They often involve deception or complex tactics to gather information or resources. What […]

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Legal consequences of getting into a bar fight in Wisconsin

It’s no secret that alcohol and violent assaults are linked. Sometimes a bar fight can start over something as simple as bumping into somebody or accidentally spilling a drink on them. Bar fights are easy to avoid, but with their extreme nature, they can quickly be more trouble than they are worth. Under Wisconsin’s battery […]

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Embezzlement charges common but can be fought

Wisconsin prosecutors charge suspects with embezzlement more often than many people might guess. This year alone, charges have been filed against the founder of a nonprofit, partners of a casino business, the bookkeeper of a fire department, the house manager of a sorority and many others. CFO Magazine once declared chief financial officer the “most […]

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