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Covid-19 and Home Incarceration

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | November 25, 2020

As one of the many impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals have been sentenced to at home incarceration more frequently. This is due to the aim to keep COVID-19 from rapidly spreading in jails. Currently, many pretrial defendants who would be able to afford bail in normal circumstances are still confined in their homes. During…
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What is the Age of Consent in Wisconsin?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | November 23, 2020

In Wisconsin, the age of consent is 18 years old. This means that if you engage in sexual intercourse with a minor who is 17 years old or younger, it is considered statutory rape, which is a Class A misdemeanor. Wisconsin law considers individuals who are under the age of 18 to be too young…
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Wisconsin Department of Justice Flowcharts for Stages of a Felony and Misdemeanor

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | November 18, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Justice offers a “felony procedure” flowchart and a “misdemeanor procedure” flowchart. These flowcharts detail the stages of a felony and misdemeanor respectively, up until sentencing. It is important to inform yourself on how the criminal justice system functions in Wisconsin. If you have lingering questions about the process leading up until…
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Wisconsin Statutes on Degrees of Sexual Assault

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | November 10, 2020

The Wisconsin Statutes defines four degrees of sexual assault, each distinguished from each other by amount of force used and how harmful the act was to the victim. If you are convicted of first-degree sexual assault for example, it is a Class B felony, which could lead to up to 60 years in prison. Second…
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Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry Info

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | November 4, 2020

A simple search to find the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registry is all it takes to identify the fact that someone is a convicted sex offender. In Wisconsin, if you are convicted of a sex crime, you must register as a sex offender for 15 years, and for other sex crimes you must…
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Second Wave of Domestic Abuse Expected

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | October 9, 2020

Experts fear that as pandemic financial assistance is drawn back, there will be a “second wave” of domestic violence. Due to the fact that many domestic violence victims rely on their abuser for financial support, assistance being taken away could be detrimental. Support services are expecting another wave of help calls, as this crucial assistance…
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What are some strategies used to reduce the number of OWI offenses in Wisconsin?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | September 29, 2020

It is illegal for a driver to operate a motor vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol level) at or above .08 percent in Wisconsin. If an individual has three or more previous DWI convictions, their illegal BAC while operating a vehicle lower to .02 percent. The looming pandemic has resulted in ridesharing applications such as…
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Verdict Expected in Breonna Taylor Case

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | September 23, 2020

EMT and aspiring nurse Breonna Taylor, 26, was shot fatally on March 13 by police, as they executed a “no-knock” search warrant in a narcotics investigation. According to police, six Louisville Metro Police officers including Detective Myles Cosgrove, Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly, Detective Joshua Jaynes, and detectives Tony James, Michael Campbell and Michael Nobles are under…
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Domestic Violence Calls Increase Due To Covid-19 Pandemic

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | September 16, 2020

Domestic violence hotline calls are up over 300% since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic and domestic homicides have increased. Unfortunately, for these families, this is a issue that will not end after the virus has disappeared. It is time we focus on a new pandemic that is plaguing the world. https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/07/opinions/domestic-violence-abuse-commonwealth-covid-19-scotland/index.html

Americans’ Confidence In Police Is At a Record Low, While Wisconsin Police Reformation Moves Slowly

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | August 20, 2020

Visions of nationwide and statewide unrest have not been scarce since the May killing of George Floyd during his Minneapolis arrest. It should not come as a surprise therefore, that following the blaring public cries for police force reformation, a new Gallup poll tracking public confidence in key United States institutions has displayed that confidence in police…
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