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Changes to administrative license suspension procedures

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | June 28, 2017

On June 23, Wisconsin attorneys who work on OWI cases were reminded by the State Bar of Wisconsin that, on July 1, a new Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles rule would go into effect. This rule states that a case that involved an administrative suspension would not be automatically dismissed if the arresting officer failed…
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3 reasons to get a lawyer before speaking with police

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Many people who end up facing criminal charges in Wisconsin make the mistake of speaking to law enforcement without having an attorney present. This is usually a serious mistake that can sabotage their defense. Some people try to talk their way out of an arrest. Especially if this is their first time dealing with police,…
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How domestic violence is prosecuted in Wisconsin

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | June 22, 2017

While there is no specific law against domestic violence in Wisconsin, a collection of other laws relating to assault or battery may be used to prosecute it. Domestic violence differs from other forms of assault or battery because of the relationship between the victim and the abuser. In domestic abuse cases, the victim and abuser…
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Wisconsin man charged with drunk driving twice in 3 hours

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

The legal limit for Wisconsin drivers is a blood alcohol level of .08 percent, but residents of the Badger State who are under the age of 21 are considered legally intoxicated with a blood alcohol level of just .02 percent under the state’s zero tolerance law. Police in Brown County took an 18-year-old man into…
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Unreasonable delay of criminal trial could violate rights

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | June 7, 2017

An arrest by Wisconsin law enforcement authorities that result in criminal charges being filed initiates a defendant’s rights under the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Under this part of the Bill of Rights, a criminal defendant has a right to a speedy trial although the circumstances of the case could support reasonable delays. If…
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DUI charge for Tiger Woods on Memorial Day

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

Wisconsin golf fans may have heard about Tiger Woods’ arrest for a suspected DUI. The incident happened on May 29 around 3 a.m. in Florida. Woods was reportedly stopped by law enforcement officers with the Jupiter Police Department on Military Trail, which is a six-lane road near Indian Creek Parkway in Palm Beach County, Florida….
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