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Things to know about Wisconsin’s new OWI laws

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

Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence is a dangerous criminal offense, and therefore comes with strict penalties. New Wisconsin laws increase those penalties. If someone faces an OWI charge, it is important to understand all that this entails, including the potentially harsher outcomes that the new legislation has put into place. Different from DUI Some individuals…
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Study shows disparity in prison sentences for black men

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Wisconsin residents may be surprised to learn that according to a study by the U.S. Sentencing Commission, black men on average spend more time in prison than white men who commit the same crimes. The study looked at data from 2012 to 2016 and showed that black men served sentences that were 19.1 percent longer…
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Eau Claire city sign knocked down by alleged drunk driver

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

According to a representative from the Eau Claire Police Department, the Wisconsin State Patrol arrested a 48-year-old woman who was involved in the destruction of the city’s sign on Madison Street. The arrest took place where her vehicle stopped after moving westbound on Cameron Street. According to the police report, the woman’s vehicle had entered…
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Popular rapper faces 15 charges in drunk driving incident

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | November 13, 2017

Rapper Fetty Wap was taken into police custody on Nov. 3 after failing a roadside sobriety test, and rap enthusiasts in Wisconsin may want to know more about events surrounding the incident. According to media sources, the “My Way” star was pulled over by New York City police following a drag-racing incident in Brooklyn. Sources…
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A lower drinking age may be in Wisconsin’s future

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | November 9, 2017

Many Americans have complained of the high drinking age, claiming that adults who can enlist to defend the country should be able to legally enjoy alcoholic beverages. Yet in most places, 21 remains the legal age. However, Wisconsin is looking to change that. It is no surprise, considering that 24/7 Wall St. found Appleton to…
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Study reveals that race affects plea offers and convictions

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | November 6, 2017

The plea offers and sentences that criminal defendants in Wisconsin ultimately receive may partially depend on whether they are black or white, according to a new study. Black people, including those who have no criminal records, are much likelier than whites to receive harsher convictions and sentences. According to a study that was conducted by…
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