“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… Read More »
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… Read More »
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… Read More »
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… Read More »
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… Read More »
Recently, a report conducted by the American Civil Liberties Union revealed a startling racial disparity among the individuals who are arrested for marijuana possession across the country. According to the report, Wisconsin had one of the highest disparities in the United States.
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.
Wisconsin residents who have been charged with crimes involving drugs have a second chance through drug courts now widely in use across the state. These courts, specifically tailored to the special circumstances of drug offenders, promise to achieve a better outcome through the efforts of coordinated teams of professionals.
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… Read More »