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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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National Police Reform Measures Stall

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | June 2, 2021

There has been some progress in local level reform, following the death of George Floyd. However, when it comes to the national stage, change has hardly been achieved. As crime rates rise, these changes may become even more difficult to achieve. Christy Lopez, a former deputy chief in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division states,…
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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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Lawsuits Result From Biased Policing

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | May 19, 2021

Lawyers have aimed to put an end to biased policing for decades, but legal technicalities have made it difficult to do so. However, the police crackdown that ensued amid last year’s racial justice protests “has given attorneys around the country the kind of evidence that they often lack to put systematic racism before federal judges.”…
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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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Mental Health Crisis Teams Substituting Law Enforcement

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | May 4, 2021

Following the death of George Floyd, many have advocated for a greater effort to abolish abusive policing practices. In response, the federal government will be funding the Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets (CAHOOTS) program. The program calls for “mobile teams with mental health practitioners trained in de-escalating…potentially volatile situations.” An ample amount of…
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Standing Up to the Justice System

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | April 21, 2021

The murder of George Floyd led to the most widespread demonstrations against systemic racism and police abuse that have been seen in a quarter of a century. However, incidents of systemic racism in the state of Minnesota do not end at this tragic incident. Minnesota has failed to combat reports of police abuse for numerous…
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Ignition Interlock Devices in Wisconsin

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | April 7, 2021

According to Wisconsin Act 100, an ignition interlock device is required for “all repeat OWI offenders, all first time OWI offenders with an alcohol concentration of 0.15 percent or higher” and “all drivers who refuse to provide a breath or blood sample for a chemical test at a traffic stop”. In the event of a…
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Statistics about the Widespread Opioid Use in the United States

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | March 23, 2021

According to experts, a serious opioid epidemic exists in the United States. In 2019, approximately 10.1 million Americans “aged 12 and older misused opioids” There were 67,367 overdose deaths in the United States in 2018 In 2016 and 2017, “more than 130 people died every day from opioid-related drug overdoses” If you face charges of…
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72-Hour No Contact Requirement in Domestic Abuse Cases

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | March 18, 2021

After a defendant is arrested for a domestic abuse offense, according to the Wisconsin Statutes, a 72 hour no-contact requirement is imposed. This means that the defendant is not allowed to contact the victim, or go to the victim’s residence for 72 hours. This can cause significant issues, as in many cases, the victim’s residence…
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