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How one bar fight can change your life

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | September 22, 2016

Okay, the game last night got a bit rowdy or maybe your buddy ran into that old college rival and things got out of hand. Now what? If an altercation occurred, Wisconsin will treat it as a battery claim. There are three levels of battery between two adults who are not related to each other:…
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How plea bargains impact defendants

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | September 9, 2016

A plea bargain may be offered in a case to avoid Wisconsin courts from being too crowded and prosecutors to focus on the important cases. It also allows defendants to save time and money defending themselves. There are three main types of plea bargains commonly offered to defendants. Charge bargaining occurs when a defendant agrees…
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Got Labor Day plans? 3 reasons the social host ordinance isn’t as fun as it sounds.

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | August 29, 2016

It’s been a hectic few weeks, and the next few don’t promise to ease up their frenetic pace. In the chaos that is your life, Labor Day appears as an oasis of tranquility. You and your roommate decide to grill out with a few pals, hoist some brews and raise a toast to the new…
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Magic trick study illustrates the fallibility of human perception

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | August 16, 2016

People generally assume that when they witness something, their perception of what happened is accurate. However, the human brain can sometimes be tricked. This capacity for the brain to get tricked is what stage magic takes advantage of. Magic tricks, as a recent study indicates, can sometimes even trick people into seeing things that aren’t…
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Why early representation is important when suspected of a crime

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | August 9, 2016

Sometimes, a fair amount of time passes between a person finding out that police are investigating them for a crime and authorities making the ultimate decision of whether to charge them or not. Now, in the time before a charging decision, there are all kinds of actions and steps authorities may be taking. It can…
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Alcohol-related charges in Wisconsin

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | August 4, 2016

Alcohol-related allegations are among the things that can result in individuals here in Wisconsin having charges brought against them. The charge type that might be on the top of most people’s minds when it comes to alcohol-related charges in the state are OWI charges for allegations of drunk driving. As we noted in a prior…
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Could playing Pokémon Go lead to criminal charges?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | July 26, 2016

This month, a new craze has been sweeping the nation: Pokémon Go. Lots of people here in Wisconsin and throughout the U.S. are playing this new app and are going to all sorts of places in the neighborhoods, towns and cities where they live in search of Pokémon to catch. Now, it is very important…
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What can push theft into a felony offense in Wisconsin?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | June 29, 2016

There are many different kinds of allegations that could lead to a person having theft charges brought against them here in Wisconsin, as many different types of behaviors constitute theft under state law. So, theft cases can involve a very diverse range of circumstances. Having a defense strategy appropriate for the particular circumstances of their…
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