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What is the difference between assault and battery

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | April 21, 2018

While many people string these two terms together into one phrase, the law assigns them distinct meanings. You may face both assault charges and battery charges based on the same incident, but these are two separate crimes. Generally, battery means intentionally using force against another person with the purpose of inflicting physical harm. Assault means intentionally…
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New law permanently revokes licenses after multiple OWI offenses

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | April 13, 2018

Wisconsin ranks among the highest in the nation for state alcohol consumption. But that type of notoriety comes with a new cost. Recently, state lawmakers have passed a new bill that takes specific aim at habitual drunk driving offenders. Repeated DUI or Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) offenders face permanent revocation of driver’s licenses after being…
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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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Possible impact of domestic abuse charges

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | December 21, 2017

Domestic abuse is a serious and somewhat complex accusation that comes with severe consequences. Just a domestic abuse charge in itself can have a strong impact on the life of the accused. Those who may face domestic abuse charges should understand all that these entail so that they may create a solid defense. There are a few ways that…
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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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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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What constitutes domestic abuse in Wisconsin?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | September 24, 2017

When you think of an abuser, you probably imagine a man beating up his spouse every day. If you do not fit this picture, you may not understand why you are facing domestic violence charges. While physical harm is one type of domestic abuse, there are many others you can commit. Knowing what they are…
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The link between prescription drug abuse and heroin addiction

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

Prescription drugs and heroin conjure up wildly different connotations. One you can obtain in the safety of your doctor’s office while the other you must secretly seek in unsavory locations. It might surprise you, then, that there is a potential link between the use and abuse of these two drugs. Indeed, people who abuse prescription…
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3 reasons to get a lawyer before speaking with police

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

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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When a night out on the town goes wrong

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

Everybody enjoys relaxing after a long day at work or when the weekend finally arrives. For many, that relaxation might involve going out, enjoying night life, drinking or going to a bar. These activities are fun, but when alcohol is involved, they can also lead to trouble. If you want to stay safe, it is…
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