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No good answer for roadside marijuana tests

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 31, 2017

Though marijuana is not yet legal in Wisconsin, it is in some other states for both medical and recreational use. The widespread legalization is now bringing up questions about how to test drivers for marijuana intoxication. Police officers do not have a reliable way to determine whether drivers are stoned, and charging drivers with marijuana…
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Defining domestic abuse in Wisconsin

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 26, 2017

Domestic abuse is a term that is used broadly to identify violence between spouses and children, but there are more specific terms used under the law. While allegations of domestic abuse should always be taken seriously, there are always two sides to every story, and no individual should be considered guilty before he or she…
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Obama commutes the sentences of 330 federal prisoners

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 25, 2017

Wisconsin residents may be aware that Barack Obama commuted the sentences of more federal prisoners than any other president in history. On Jan. 19, in one of his last acts as president, Obama granted clemency to a further 330 inmates, which brings the total number of commutations issued during his administration to 1,715. The commutations…
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Green Bay Packers star charged with drug possession

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 20, 2017

Prosecutors in Wisconsin have filed misdemeanor drug possession charges against Geronimo Allison, Green Bay Packers’ wide receiver, stemming from a September 2016 traffic stop. The 22-year-old athlete is scheduled to appear in a Manitowoc County court on Jan. 23. Both the Green Bay Packers and National Football League have released statements indicating that they are…
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Drug paraphernalia possession

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 11, 2017

Wisconsin residents may be aware that possessing drugs such as heroin or cocaine is illegal. However, it is also illegal in some cases to possess drug paraphernalia, and doing so could lead to charges even if an individual isn’t in possession of the drugs themselves. It is a federal crime to sell some of these…
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Drunk driving incidents reach nationwide 13-year low

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 3, 2017

Motorists in states like Wisconsin may be pleased to know that drunk driving hit record lows in 2014. That year’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health revealed that only about 11 percent of Americans reported driving while drunk, which was a drop from the 15.3 percent recorded in 2002. Statistics for those who drove under…
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