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Wisconsin’s New Mandatory Sentencing For Repeated OWI Convictions

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | March 16, 2020

Motorists facing a fifth or sixth charge for operating while intoxicated may require a strong defense to avoid a serious felony-level punishment. On February 28, 2020, Wisconsin’s governor signed into law tougher penalties for OWI offenses. Individuals convicted of a fifth or sixth OWI may receive a mandatory minimum sentence of at least six to…
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Repercussions for Theft

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 28, 2020

Theft is a type of property crime where a person takes someone else’s property with plans to permanently keep it. Depending on the quantity of property stolen, a person may face charges of petty or grand theft. For example, petty theft may be stealing a candy bar, while grand theft may be stealing a car. Generally,…
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How A DUI Conviction Can Ruin Your Career

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 16, 2020

Facing DUI/OWI charges always represents a serious situation in Wisconsin. If convicted, you could spend a considerable amount of time in prison, plus have to pay a large fine. But have you ever considered how a DUI/OWI conviction could negatively impact your career? Unfortunately, a DUI/OWI conviction could stop your career in its tracks, especially if…
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All about ignition interlock devices

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | November 22, 2019

In Wisconsin, driving while under the influence of alcohol or another intoxicating substance is operating while intoxicated. According to this state’s laws, ignition interlock devices are part of the penalty for drivers in certain situations involving OWIs. In these situations, judges do not have the discretion to decide whether or not a person may install…
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Juvenile delinquency: risk factors and protective factors

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | November 21, 2019

As a parent, you may wonder whether your child is at risk for delinquency and whether there is anything you can do to prevent such difficulties. There are a number of risk factors that may come into play at different points in your child’s development and make him or her more likely to engage in…
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How can a drug charge affect my personal and college life?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | November 7, 2019

College teaches some students independence and how to function on their own. For others, college is a time to act out and challenge the system. For you, your college career brings you closer to your dream job and the life you have always wanted. But as with some students, you find yourself in a situation…
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4 things to know about an occupational driver’s license

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | September 4, 2019

Mistakes often lead to unintended consequences. A common mistake is driving after having a drink with dinner. While you may think that you are fine to drive, the legal limit for alcohol in Wisconsin is rather low, so even one drink could put you over it. This means you could end up with a DUI…
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Penalties for drug charges in Wisconsin

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | August 29, 2019

When facing a drug possession charge in Wisconsin, the penalties for a conviction can be quite steep depending on the circumstances of your case. Reviewing the potential consequences can help you understand why it is so important to protect your legal rights after this type of arrest. Read on for information about the general guidelines…
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New minimum penalty for 4th OWI in Wisconsin

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | May 28, 2019

Wisconsin was known for lax laws regarding drinking and driving, but the state continues to tighten them. The possible fines continue to go up, the penalties grow more demanding, including possible time in jail, and other oversight such as an ignition interlock device with its installation fees. Those with an occupational license will be hit…
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Do police need a warrant to search my car?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | March 28, 2019

Cars have been part of people’s daily lives for decades now. People use their cars to travel from place to place, obviously. Because they are so important, people haul around a lot of their stuff in their vehicles, and police in Appleton and the surrounding area know this. For this reason, police often conduct traffic…
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