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Sex Crimes Accusations Nearly as Damaging as a Conviction

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 18, 2022

Being charged with any crime is a shocking and scary experience. However, not all criminal charges are equal in their ability to derail your personal and professional life. Being accused or charged of a sex crime like sexual assault, solicitation of a minor, possession of child pornography – let alone convicted – can do immense…
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Will Wisconsin Legalize Recreational Marijuana In 2022?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 17, 2022

Wisconsin is one of the states where legalization of recreational marijuana is being pursued by lawmakers in 2022. Until it is legalized – if it is legalized at all – it is important to realize that marijuana offenses can result in time behind bars, expensive fines, and a damaging criminal record. Lots of states could…
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OWI Prevention Technology Could Be in All Cars by 2026

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 10, 2022

Technology such as an infrared light that can detect signs of alcohol in the blood or devices for detecting alcohol on a driver’s breath could be in all new vehicles as soon as 2026. https://www.wisn.com/article/anti-drunk-driving-technology-could-be-in-all-new-cars-by-2026/38642715#  


Domestic Incident Leads to Crossbow Shooting

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 4, 2022

Emotions can run high in a domestic incident, leading to poor decisions. This case out of Wisconsin Dells is an example of how a standoff can snowball into violence. Police said they tried to negotiate with the man for hours but discussions broke down around 5:30 a.m. and the man fired the crossbow at the…
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Record Decline In Teen Drug and Alcohol Usage

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | December 27, 2021

Will the next generation’s attitude towards alcohol and drugs result in fewer arrests? https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/12/16/teen-drug-alcohol-use-declines-survey/8922201002/  


Silence Is Golden When Suspected of Wrongdoing

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

“The situation was overwhelming, and I was only trying to get it over with. I didn’t know I would end up being charged,” he said. This case demonstrates why it is so important to exercise your right to remain silent. It is one of several in which flawed diagnoses of child abuse led to charges…
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Just (Don’t) Do It

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | December 15, 2021

We are in the midst of a very dangerous time on Wisconsin roads and highways. OWI arrests tend to be at their highest in the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. This makes sense, as the holiday season is the perfect time to eat, drink and be merry. Whether you are attending a company…
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Man Sentenced To 90 Years For Meth Trafficking

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

An important reminder of the severity of federal drug sentences. The prison terms can often be measured in decades rather than years. https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdwi/pr/la-crosse-man-sentenced-90-months-trafficking-methamphetamine


Lawyers Caution Against Push To Change Bail System

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | December 6, 2021

Could the tragedy in Waukesha turn back the clock on bail reforms? Source: Lawyers caution against push to change bail system after Waukesha tragedy  


The Burden of Proof Is The Prosecution’s To Bear

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | November 29, 2021

Once Mr. Rittenhouse claimed that he had acted in self-defense when he shot three men, killing two, during unrest following the police shooting of a Black man in Kenosha, Wis., the onus was on the prosecution to prove otherwise. Source:


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