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Reintroduction of Police Reform Bill

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | March 3, 2021

The bill titled the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act has been reintroduced to Congress, after failing to pass in the Senate last year. The bill touches on facets of police reform such as getting rid of qualified immunity, addressing racial profiling and abolishing no-knock warrants in federal drug cases. The proposed legislation would also…
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Alternatives to Incarceration Are Still No Bargain

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | February 24, 2021

You are able to serve your prison sentence outside of jail if a circuit court judge places you on probation, parole or extended supervision. This is an outcome that is highly preferable to incarceration. However, in the cases of probation, parole or extended supervision, there are numerous guidelines you must adhere to. The State of…
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Grave Truth About America’s Criminal Justice System

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | February 17, 2021

The Marshall Project has tracked each execution in America since the year 2015. Through analysis of this data, much can be learned about the criminal justice system and its procedures. One truth revealed through this data, is the fact that an initially set death date is often changed, and “many of those awaiting execution find…
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How To Properly Handle a Traffic Stop

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | February 9, 2021

The Wisconsin State Patrol provides guidelines you should follow during a traffic stop. Pointers the state patrol provides entail placing your keys on your dashboard and keeping your hands in the officer’s line of sight. You should not reach for your license, registration or insurance cards until they are requested, in order to consistently keep…
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Biden Orders Justice Department to Halt Reliance on Private Prison Contracts

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | February 3, 2021

Biden has ordered for federal private prison contracts to halt, as inmates experience inhumane living conditions and dangerous assault rates. Biden states that the vow to phase out private prison contracts is “the first step to stop corporations from profiting off of incarceration that is less humane and less safe.” He asserted it is an…
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Can Social Media Impact Your Pending Domestic Violence Case?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | February 1, 2021

Scrolling, commenting, liking, posting, snapping…these are all routinely utilized actions and vocabulary that have insinuated themselves into our daily routines. Despite the fact that social media has been a dominant part of people’s daily routines for years, the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated the amount of time many spend on social media….
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Can CBD Oil Result in a Positive Drug Test?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 26, 2021

CBD oil is a popular product, aiding many with anxiety, pain relief and a better night’s sleep. However, can utilization of the widely used oil product in a positive drug test? Learn about the ways in which CBD oil may cause a failed drug test, as well as ways to avoid a positive drug test…
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What Instrument Is Used to Test Your Blood Sample When You Are Charged With an OWI?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 20, 2021

If you are charged with an OWI, before evidence is presented in court, how does the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene measure your blood sample? Once your sample lands in the Wisconsin forensic lab, your blood sample will be analyzed using a chromatograph. Your blood alcohol content will be reported in units of grams per…
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Who will receive the vaccine first?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 14, 2021

As the COVID-19 vaccine rolls out distribution, a significant question is, “who will receive it first?” According to analyses by the Covid Prison Project and The Marshall Project, incarcerated individuals are included in “phase one” of distribution in at least six states. In a majority of states, incarcerated individuals are included in “phase two” of…
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Minimizing OWI Charges

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 13, 2021

If you are charged with an OWI, there are numerous ways your penalties can be minimized or dismissed. One of those ways is seeking the aid of an experienced attorney to prove the inaccuracies of blood, breath or urine tests. Each of these tests can each prove inaccurate due to a wide array of reasons….
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