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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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Wisconsin enhances penalties for repeat drunk drivers

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | May 17, 2016

Did you know that Wisconsin’s impaired driving laws recently changed? Governor Scott Walker signed Act 371 into law, which aims to combat drunk driving in the state. The law enhances penalties for impaired operation — specifically in relation to repeat drunk driving offenses. A fourth conviction is now a felony The most critical revision to…
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Save the Last Dance

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | April 27, 2016

Have you ever been the victim of bullying? If you have, you know how difficult it can be for a growing individual — especially during the critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. Elliot Mosher bullied Jakob Wagner in middle school. Along with others, Mosher teased Wagner about everything from his hygiene to his economic status….
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“I know what I saw.” Looking closer at eyewitness testimony

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | April 12, 2016

Criminal charges such as assault and domestic violence often hinge on witness statements. A concerned neighbor or passing stranger calls 911. Friends or family give an earful to the responding officers. Social media lights up and weighs in. Witness testimony can be critical to the prosecution (and the defense). But from a criminal law perspective,…
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Drunk driving: Have we opened Pandora’s Box?

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

Have you or a friend ever been arrested for drunk driving? Many drivers have had one slipup with the law. You do not have to be an alcoholic or avid drinker to get charged with OWI. Sometimes, you do not drink much at all, and one glass of wine leads you into a situation you…
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The heroin epidemic in Wisconsin

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | February 3, 2016

We want to open today’s blog post with a story. This narrative rings true for many struggling young adults in Wisconsin. In 2006, an incoming out-of-state Wisconsin student commenced her first semester of college at a local university. What many deem “the best years of your life” quickly became an ominous journey for this particular…
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