Wisconsin Military Members Considering Bankruptcy

The men and women serving in the US Army, Marines or other branches of the U.S. Armed Forces sometimes face financial difficulties leading them to consider filing for bankruptcy. After weighing the pros and cons with regard to their military service, members who elect to file for bankruptcy are subject to special rules enacted by… Read More »

Heroine Drug Arrests on the Rise – White House Responds

Monday, the White House introduced a $5 million dollar program aimed at curbing heroine use and trafficking. This is in response to the spike in heroine overdose deaths, which have nearly quadrupled in the last decade, and the dramatic increase in use of the drug across all socioeconomic, gender, race and age groups. The new… Read More »

Sentencing Reform to Reduce Prison Populations

The United States has the highest per capita prison population of any western country and almost half of the federal prison inmates are there for drug crimes. Federal sentencing laws are under review for reduction in mandatory sentencing for certain crimes, especially for drug crimes, which can affect poor and minorities disproportionately. Sentencing reform works… Read More »

Joint Accounts in a Divorce – Ex’s Spending Spree Can Spell Trouble

There are many issues to consider when divorcing. Among the challenges is the division of marital property and debt. Assets such as bank accounts, real estate or retirement accounts have to be split in a fair and equitable way, and this process can require significant planning and negotiations. A common question that comes up, especially… Read More »

Computer Harassment May be a Crime in Wisconsin

Is Computer Harassment a Crime in Wisconsin? Short answer: depending on what was said and the intent. For example, if it involves threatening rape or physical harm, murder, etc…. yes, you could be charged with a misdemeanor or even a felony. The possible charges could include, the Unlawful Use of Computerized Communication Systems (Wis. Stat.… Read More »

Arrested for Drug Possession Waukesha Wisconsin Lawyer

The United States is the world’s largest jailer according to the American Civil Liberties Union. The US has only 5 percent of the world’s total population, but houses a quarter of the world’s incarcerated. Many believe that this disproportionate number stems from the war on drugs declared back in the 80’s. CNN reports that drug… Read More »

Wisconsin Juvenile Crimes Lawyer – Young Offender Criminal Defense

According to a recent survey, men with criminal records account for a third of the nonworking men between the ages of 25-54. Even a minor criminal record can make finding employment or housing an insurmountable obstacle. Almost one in three Americans have some kind of criminal record – between 70 million and 100 million Americans.… Read More »

Milwaukee Burglary Suspect Charged

Theft crime charges can be serious. Charges may include shoplifting, property crimes and possession of stolen property. Those facing theft charges may be subject to possible jail time, hefty fines, and a permanent record of the offense, which could compromise finding future employment. A young Milwaukee man is facing burglary charges after police connected him… Read More »

Difference Between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Wisconsin

Many people face unexpected financial problems in their lifetimes. If you cannot repay your debts to creditors, you may have to consider filing for bankruptcy. Most bankruptcies filed in the U.S. are either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. The difference between the two generally boils down to your income, assets, debts and what you are… Read More »

Wisconsin Workplace Violence…Many Industries at Risk

Workplace violence is one of the leading causes of workplace fatalities. Statistics show that approximately two million Americans are victims of workplace violence annually. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, retail, finance, food & hospitality, and healthcare industries have the highest incidence of violence on the job. In 2013 alone, violent crimes in the… Read More »