Underage Drinking: It’s More Than Just a Citation

Many people consider underage drinking inevitable in today's peer-pressured, social media fueled culture. However, many underage drinkers and their guardians do not consider the long-term impact that receiving "just a ticket' for underage drinking can have on their future. Although pleading guilty may seem to be the easiest and least costly method to "put it behind you," an underage drinking … [Read more...]

Wisconsin DUI Arrest – We Can Help

“I remain silent. No searches. I want a lawyer.” Three sentences that may keep you out of trouble at sobriety checkpoints across the nation. An attorney in Florida thinks he may have developed a foolproof way to get through DUI stops. He has created the Fair DUI flyer, which he encourages drivers to display to the police when they are stopped at sobriety checkpoints, rather than engage in a … [Read more...]

Wisconsin Sexual Assault on College Campuses

A University of Wisconsin student was arrested over the weekend as a suspect in an October sexual assault case. The suspects DNA was linked to the incident involving a 22-year-old sexual assault victim, who also attends the university. The investigation is ongoing. Sexual assault on college campuses has become a national issue. A recent White House Administration task force found that one in … [Read more...]

Drug Possession Misdemeanors Have Rippling Consequences

The recent arrest of Green Bay Packer nose tackle Letroy Guion for felony possession of marijuana and a gun illustrates the seriousness of criminal charges for possessing, sale or delivery of marijuana.  In Wisconsin simple possession for small amounts on a first offense is a misdemeanor with a penalty of up to 6 months incarceration and a $1,000 fine.  But do not take first offense charges … [Read more...]

Gray Divorce…Single at 50+

The divorce rate for the 50+ crowd is on the rise. According to research, 1 in 4 marriages involving couples 50 and older end in divorce. Compare this to 1990 statistics of 1 in 10 people over 50 divorcing and you can see that 'gray divorce' is increasing. The reasons for the surge in divorce among this age bracket vary. Increasing longevity along with children growing up and moving on can have … [Read more...]

Milwaukee, Wisconsin OWI Holiday Arrests

The New Year is cause for celebration, but be mindful of the drive to and from the party. In an effort to stem drunk driving and related injuries and fatalities, law enforcement in every state and most U.S. cities are cracking down on drunk driving during the holiday season in a campaign called "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over". The number of drunk driving related fatalities is staggering. Each … [Read more...]

Unreasonable frisk of suspect leads to reversal of conviction

The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution prohibits police officers from performing unreasonable searches and seizures on citizens. Whether an individual is being charged with drug possession or weapons charges, if police officers perform an unreasonable search under the circumstances, the violation of a suspect's constitutional rights may lead to a reversal of a conviction. … [Read more...]

Wisconsin Considering Changes to OWI Laws

Like many other states, Wisconsin has tough penalties against those who are convicted of drunk driving. Those motorists convicted of repeat DUI offenses may see a substantial increase in the potential penalties that may be handed down. Each year, there is a renewed effort at making these punishments even more severe, and it appears that this year will be no exception. … [Read more...]