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Appleton Wisconsin Criminal Law Blog

Defining reasonable suspicion and probable cause

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

For the most part, drivers in Wisconsin cannot be stopped on suspicion of drunk driving unless a police officer has a good reason to suspect that the driver is impaired. This is called reasonable suspicion, and it gives a police officer the right to detain someone and perform a brief investigation. An officer could consider…
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What to do if you get in a bar fight

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | August 27, 2017

It is no secret that people tend not to make the best decisions when they have been drinking, as alcohol impairs judgment. Some people are happy drunks, some do dumb but harmless things, and others get aggressive and contentious. The combination of these various types in a setting where the prime activity is downing drink…
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Scheduling of drugs under the Controlled Substances Act

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

Wisconsin residents can be charged with drug crimes if they possess a wide variety of different drugs without prescriptions. Some of these drugs are unavailable by prescription and are illegal in all circumstances. The federal Controlled Substances Act, which was passed and signed into law in 1970, establishes the different categories of controlled substances, and…
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Police arrest Wisconsin man with pot, cocaine and gun

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | August 17, 2017

Police in Mount Pleasant arrested a 28-year-old man from Racine after initiating a traffic stop for speeding. The officer’s report described witnessing a vehicle exceeding the speed limit on Sunnyslope Drive. Two people occupied the vehicle. The officer said that the odor of marijuana emerged from the vehicle. A search ensued, and the officer reported…
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Pair taken into custody after drugs found in hotel room

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

Two Wisconsin residents were taken into custody following a tip called into the police by a hotel clerk regarding his suspicion of multiple drug offenses. The incident happened on Aug. 9 just before 2 a.m. in Wausau, Wisconsin. A hotel clerk who was working at the Super 8 Motel on Wausau’s west side reportedly grew…
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Man faces 5th OWI conviction

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | August 4, 2017

A Wisconsin man faces prison time after a traffic stop for a possible fifth OWI offense if convicted. On Feb. 12, another motorist reported a 2004 Chevrolet SUV that nearly hit a bridge, swerved between lanes and randomly stopped. The concerned citizen thought the person driving was drifting into unconsciousness. Police found the SUV in…
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