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When a night out on the town goes wrong

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

Everybody enjoys relaxing after a long day at work or when the weekend finally arrives. For many, that relaxation might involve going out, enjoying night life, drinking or going to a bar. These activities are fun, but when alcohol is involved, they can also lead to trouble. If you want to stay safe, it is…
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Differences between a misdemeanor and a felony

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | May 24, 2017

Wisconsin has several different categories for crimes depending on their severity. In general, the state categorizes a crime as an infraction, a misdemeanor or a felony. An infraction usually includes crimes that are not particularly serious, like certain traffic violations. As long as the associated fine is paid, a person usually will not be sentenced…
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Hayley Hasselhoff charged with drunk driving

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | May 19, 2017

Wisconsin fans of actor David Hasselhoff might be interested in learning that his daughter Hayley was arrested for allegedly driving while she was intoxicated. The incident happened on May 13 around 4 a.m. on the 101 Freeway in Los Angeles. According to law enforcement officers with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, witnesses called 911…
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Wisconsin Senate passes multiple bills dealing with opioid abuse

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

Nine bills that address opioid abuse passed in the Wisconsin Senate on May 2 and went on to Gov. Scott Walker to be signed into law. The bills provide money and other resources to law enforcement, medical facilities, schools and agencies. Some of the bills focus on rehabilitation over punishment. There will be $2 million…
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What are the penalties for an OWI offense?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | May 10, 2017

Wisconsin is the only state in the country that does not consider first-time OWI offenses as criminal offenses. Instead, first-time OWI offenders receive tickets and pay fines. If this is your first time being apprehended for drunk driving, you should take your situation seriously. You should not get behind the wheel and drive after drinking…
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Study looks into the effectiveness of ignition interlock laws

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | May 1, 2017

Wisconsin law requires motorists convicted of OWI to install ignition interlock devices in their vehicles when they have a prior history of drunk driving, refused to submit to a toxicology test or were found to have a blood alcohol level of .15 percent or higher, but a study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of…
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