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Wisconsin’s Public Defender Shortage is “Unsustainable”

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | September 13, 2022

Cases are being pushed months, even years, behind due to the public defender shortage in Wisconsin. Experts say it will take years to overcome the pileup of cases within the Wisconsin courts. Why is This Happening? Public defender pay has remained unchanged for many years, although the amount of work demanded from them has only increased….
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What Is the Wisconsin Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | September 6, 2022

Have you heard about this program? It’s probably bad news if you have, since the goal of The Wisconsin Enhances Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (ePDMP) is to identify potential drug crimes and apprehend those accused of committing them. How Does It Work? The ePDMP provides the state with valuable information regarding monitored prescription drugs dispensed…
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What is “Nolo Contendere”?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | August 5, 2022

Have you heard the term “no contest” used in a criminal law context? A “nolo contendere” (no contest) plea neither admits nor denies the charges, but limits exposure to future civil liability. https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/1989/related/index/_1611/_1


What’s the Difference: Civil Offense vs. Criminal Offense

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | July 21, 2022

A civil offense is an illegal action that is targeted towards a specific person or corporation. An example of this type of case would be workplace discrimination. A criminal offense deals with an illegal action that affects society in it’s entirety. An example of this type of case would be a misdemeanor or felony offense…
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The Debate: Body Worn Cameras

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | July 14, 2022

What is your opinion on body worn cameras? Visit the website linked below to read about the pros, cons, and potential concerns related to police body cameras. Police Body Cameras: Do They Reduce Complaints of Officer Misconduct?


Do You Know What to Wear to Court?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | June 22, 2022

What you wear to court can actually have an effect on your case. Click the link below to find out what you should wear to court, and why you should care about what you are wearing. What To Wear to Court – A Style Guide


What Happens With a First Offense OWI in Wisconsin?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | May 4, 2022

With a first offense OWI in Wisconsin comes many charges and penalties. Offenders are charged a $150-$300 fine, as well as a $435 OWI surcharge fee. Penalties consist of the revocation of driver’s license for 6-9 months or more, or a 24/7 sobriety program with a duration of one year. Follow the link to learn…
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The One Way to Protect Against a Wrongful Conviction

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | May 2, 2022

We recently shared an interesting nugget about the prevalence of wrongful convictions in our criminal justice system. As we said then, when mistakes occur in the criminal justice system, we all have an obligation to learn from them and ensure people’s rights are protected. Unfortunately, the post-mortem blame game on wrongful convictions does nothing in the short…
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Jeff Kippa on Sexual Assault Offenses

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | April 28, 2022

You absolutely don’t want to handle an allegation of sexual assault without the benefit of a good attorney.


Who’s to Blame for Wrongful Convictions?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | March 31, 2022

“By insisting on a formal review of how our criminal justice system failed, we can learn and improve our efforts to prevent future failures.” We agree. When mistakes are made in the criminal justice system, we all have an obligation to learn from it and ensure people’s rights are protected. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/columnist/2022/03/19/wrongful-convictions-criminal-justice-accountability/7062303001/


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