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Drunk driving penalties become more severe on Jan. 1

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | December 29, 2016

Wisconsin motorists should be aware that the consequences for repeat drunken drivers were scheduled to become more severe starting Jan. 1, 2017. According to the state government affairs director for Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the laws close loopholes that existed in the state legislature. Under the rules, a person’s first drunk driving offense will still…
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What happens to children after domestic violence

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | December 28, 2016

When it comes to domestic violence, there are certain factors that are not widely understood. The patterns of abuse will vary depending on the person, and each case can be very different. The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families states that people of all ages, races, genders and education levels can be affected. The marital…
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Synthetic drugs a thorny issue for police and lawmakers

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | December 21, 2016

Law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin and across the country have noticed an upsurge in the number of crimes involving synthetic drugs known by street names such as bath salts and spice. These complex chemical formulas are usually developed to skirt narcotics laws, and the resulting substances can have severe adverse effects on the individuals who…
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Wide receiver faces 2nd DUI within 5 years

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | December 15, 2016

Wisconsin football fans who follow the Green Bay Packers may have heard that Arizona Cardinals’ Michael Floyd is facing DUI and related charges following an incident that took place just hours after the Cardinals’ loss to the Miami Dolphins on Dec. 11. A first-round draft pick in 2012, the 27-year-old receiver will be a free…
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Penalties for a first-time DUI

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | December 12, 2016

Wisconsin drivers who have never been pulled over by the police and are found to be drinking while driving may be interested in learning about the penalties for a first-time offense. Penalties vary from state to state; however, an attorney may advise you on what first-time penalties are in Wisconsin and what may be done…
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Cheap drug test lands couple in jail for carrying baking soda

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | December 7, 2016

Many Wisconsin residents know that baking soda can be used for household cleaning, baking, tooth brushing and dozens of other chores. Because the versatile substance can be used for so many things, a lot of people buy it in bulk. However, it may be a good idea to keep baking soda in its original container…
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Were you wrongly accused of domestic abuse?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | December 1, 2016

Undoubtedly, domestic violence is a serious crime, and those who are guilty of it should suffer the consequences. The problem is that not everyone in Wisconsin who faces domestic abuse charges is guilty of it. When it comes to domestic violence, there are often two sides to the story. You have the right to tell…
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