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College student accused of resisting arrest

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | March 14, 2019

An 18-year-old student at the University of Wisconsin in Madison faces multiple criminal charges after what may have been connected to a Saturday night of partying. Police in charge of enforcing the laws on the University’s campus say that an officer was sent to a dormitory on reports that someone was urinating in the common…
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Alleged fake doctor faces multiple criminal charges

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | February 1, 2019

A Wisconsin man, who is a resident of Appleton, faces multiple criminal charges in connection with allegations that he held himself out as a psychologist to multiple patients and even treated them for their ailments. The man does not have a medical license. Investigators say that the man, who gave a different last name when…
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Two people facing criminal allegations after overnight standoff

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | October 25, 2018

When Appleton residents are being sought by law enforcement, it can lead to major problems if they are found and they refuse to surrender. With warrants, it is natural to be concerned about how the case will be handled and the potential long-term consequences. This is compounded when the person decides to barricade him or…
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Man faces criminal charges after crashing into police car

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | July 20, 2018

When a traffic stop is initiated by law enforcement in Appleton or anywhere in Wisconsin, it can be an intimidating time with the driver feeling apprehensive about what will happen. In some cases, the driver faces allegations that he or she fled the scene. This can lead to a litany of other problems with accompanying…
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The basics of plea bargaining

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | June 8, 2018

Plea bargaining is an important aspect of the criminal justice system. As a result, accused individuals should understand plea bargaining so that they can fully understand their options when facing criminal charges. There are different types of plea negotiations so it helps to know what those are as well. One type of plea bargaining is…
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Prostitution remains illegal in Wisconsin

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | April 27, 2018

Despite some efforts to de-criminalize prostitution in other parts of the country and the world, Wisconsin still outlaws the practice. As most Wisconsin residents probably know already, prostitution involves the paying of money for sexual favors. In some cases, being involved with prostitution can even someone with a felony conviction. For instance, someone who allows…
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Explaining “probable cause” in Wisconsin

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | April 15, 2018

The Constitution of the State of Wisconsin, along with the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution, serve to protect citizens against unlawful arrests, searches and seizures. These Fourth Amendment protections are often key to a criminal defense. Under the Fourth Amendment, a law enforcement officer must have “probable cause” before they can arrest a…
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Does the plain-view doctrine apply in Wisconsin?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | April 11, 2018

As in all states, residents are protected from unlawful searches and seizures — including arrests — by the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution. This protection is a cornerstone of criminal defense. Essentially, the Fourth Amendment says that a person or property may not be searched or seized without a warrant. It is important, however, to…
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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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Study shows disparity in prison sentences for black men

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

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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