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Drug Conviction in Wisconsin

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | June 16, 2021

If you are charged with possession of meth in Wisconsin, you are facing a Class I felony. Penalties for first-time meth possession may include time in jail, heavy fines and loss of your license. Law enforcement officials, prosecutors and judges take drug charges very seriously. Due to the complex nature of drug cases, it is…
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Consequences of a Fourth OWI in Wisconsin

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | May 25, 2021

If you are convicted of a 4th OWI in Wisconsin, your license will be permanently revoked if the offense occurred within 15 years of your last OWI. This law is due to the 2018 enactment of State Senate Bill 135. The enactment of this legislation proves that Wisconsin OWI laws are getting increasingly stricter. In…
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Consequences of Wisconsin Sex Crime Conviction

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | May 13, 2021

If you are charged with “use of a computer to facilitate a sex crime” in Wisconsin, the consequences are not subtle. The penalties of a conviction include the requirement to register as a sex offender, which places numerous limitations on your personal and professional life. Seeking the aid of a lawyer if you are charged…
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You May Not Be Aware Of This Domestic Violence Conviction Consequence

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | April 29, 2021

If you are convicted of a crime of domestic violence, then your firearm privileges will be revoked. This is asserted under federal law. Congress has stated that “anyone who attempts or threatens violence against a loved one has demonstrated that he or she poses an unacceptable risk and should be prohibited from possessing firearms.” Several…
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Is Verbal Abuse Considered Domestic Violence in Wisconsin?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | April 22, 2021

Verbal and emotional abuse is more common than physical violence, and is often present in domestic and intimate relationships. While a certain amount of bickering is normal in any relationship, it can easily cross the line into abuse. So, what is verbal abuse and is it considered to be domestic violence in Wisconsin? What is…
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Reintroduction of Police Reform Bill

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | March 3, 2021

The bill titled the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act has been reintroduced to Congress, after failing to pass in the Senate last year. The bill touches on facets of police reform such as getting rid of qualified immunity, addressing racial profiling and abolishing no-knock warrants in federal drug cases. The proposed legislation would also…
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Alternatives to Incarceration Are Still No Bargain

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | February 24, 2021

You are able to serve your prison sentence outside of jail if a circuit court judge places you on probation, parole or extended supervision. This is an outcome that is highly preferable to incarceration. However, in the cases of probation, parole or extended supervision, there are numerous guidelines you must adhere to. The State of…
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All about ignition interlock devices

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | November 22, 2019

In Wisconsin, driving while under the influence of alcohol or another intoxicating substance is operating while intoxicated. According to this state’s laws, ignition interlock devices are part of the penalty for drivers in certain situations involving OWIs. In these situations, judges do not have the discretion to decide whether or not a person may install…
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Participation in a crime and criminal liability

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | March 26, 2018

Most people realize that breaking the law can result in criminal charges. But what does it mean if police officers accuse you of helping someone else commit a crime? Under Wisconsin law, there are various degrees of involvement in another person’s crime, and, correspondingly, various levels of criminal responsibility for accomplices. If you face charges…
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Drug issues still plaguing Outgamie, greater Lake Winnebago area

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

In spite of local, state and federal authorities increasing their efforts in recent years, drug abuse, possession, trafficking and use cases involving opiates, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana are still plaguing the greater Lake Winnebago area of our state. A spate of recent high-profile arrests (particularly those involving an Oshkosh man accused of manufacturing meth in…
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