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The effect of pretrial incarceration on criminal cases

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 30, 2018

Criminal defendants in Wisconsin and around the country who are denied bail are far more likely to plead guilty or be convicted according to researchers from three leading universities. Their study, which was published in the February 2018 edition of the American Economic Review, looked into the effect pretrial incarceration has on how criminal cases…
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Federal study urges lowered drunk driving limits

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 26, 2018

For Wisconsin residents, being convicted of drunk driving can carry serious penalties. The state, like all other states, has a blood alcohol content limit of .08 percent. Being found driving while at or over that threshold can lead to a fine, incarceration and a driver’s license suspension. A federally funded study argues that the BAC…
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How to handle an OWI charge

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 22, 2018

If you are facing an OWI charge in the Green Bay area, you may be wondering what your next steps are. The mere thought of serving jail time may have you feeling stressed and struggling to sleep at night. You are probably also concerned about how an OWI/DUI charge will affect your job and what…
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Wisconsin woman charged with OWI following crash with 8 children

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 18, 2018

Law enforcement responding to a single-vehicle collision on the I-43 highway in Milwaukee on Jan. 10 encountered eight children and two adults outside a minivan that had struck a retaining wall. Deputies described the results of the 30-year-old female driver’s field sobriety test as poor. Her breath test produced a blood alcohol level of .088,…
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“Jackass” star faces drunk driving charges

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 12, 2018

Wisconsin residents may be concerned about their next steps if they have been cited for driving under the influence. DUI charges aren’t uncommon, but they can have a major impact. High-profile celebrities also frequently face these kinds of cases. The star of “Jackass”, Bam Margera, was arrested on Jan. 7 for driving under the influence…
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Traffic stop leads to range of drug charges after search

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 4, 2018

Traffic stops can be an occasion for serious charges including drug charges for people in Wisconsin. Searches that stem from traffic stops can give rise to charges that not only relate to someone’s driving but also to drugs they may have in their vehicle. Many people are unaware of their rights in relation to searches…
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