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Covid-19 and Home Incarceration

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | November 25, 2020

As one of the many impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals have been sentenced to at home incarceration more frequently. This is due to the aim to keep COVID-19 from rapidly spreading in jails. Currently, many pretrial defendants who would be able to afford bail in normal circumstances are still confined in their homes. During…
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Wisconsin Statutes on Degrees of Sexual Assault

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | November 10, 2020

The Wisconsin Statutes defines four degrees of sexual assault, each distinguished from each other by amount of force used and how harmful the act was to the victim. If you are convicted of first-degree sexual assault for example, it is a Class B felony, which could lead to up to 60 years in prison. Second…
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Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry Info

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | November 4, 2020

A simple search to find the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registry is all it takes to identify the fact that someone is a convicted sex offender. In Wisconsin, if you are convicted of a sex crime, you must register as a sex offender for 15 years, and for other sex crimes you must…
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Second Wave of Domestic Abuse Expected

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | October 9, 2020

Experts fear that as pandemic financial assistance is drawn back, there will be a “second wave” of domestic violence. Due to the fact that many domestic violence victims rely on their abuser for financial support, assistance being taken away could be detrimental. Support services are expecting another wave of help calls, as this crucial assistance…
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Verdict Expected in Breonna Taylor Case

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | September 23, 2020

EMT and aspiring nurse Breonna Taylor, 26, was shot fatally on March 13 by police, as they executed a “no-knock” search warrant in a narcotics investigation. According to police, six Louisville Metro Police officers including Detective Myles Cosgrove, Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly, Detective Joshua Jaynes, and detectives Tony James, Michael Campbell and Michael Nobles are under…
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Domestic Violence Calls Increase Due To Covid-19 Pandemic

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | September 16, 2020

Domestic violence hotline calls are up over 300% since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic and domestic homicides have increased. Unfortunately, for these families, this is a issue that will not end after the virus has disappeared. It is time we focus on a new pandemic that is plaguing the world. https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/07/opinions/domestic-violence-abuse-commonwealth-covid-19-scotland/index.html

Do police need a warrant to search my car?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | March 28, 2019

Cars have been part of people’s daily lives for decades now. People use their cars to travel from place to place, obviously. Because they are so important, people haul around a lot of their stuff in their vehicles, and police in Appleton and the surrounding area know this. For this reason, police often conduct traffic…
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Do drug courts work?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | March 18, 2019

If authorities find you using, possessing, selling or manufacturing drugs and you find yourself facing a drug-related criminal charge, you may have to pay steep fines, fulfill substance abuse treatment requirements or even spend time in jail as a result. This does not necessarily have to be the case for all drug offenders, however. In some…
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College student accused of resisting arrest

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | March 14, 2019

An 18-year-old student at the University of Wisconsin in Madison faces multiple criminal charges after what may have been connected to a Saturday night of partying. Police in charge of enforcing the laws on the University’s campus say that an officer was sent to a dormitory on reports that someone was urinating in the common…
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Not everyone accused of domestic abuse is violent

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | March 1, 2019

This blog has on several occasions discussed the serious consequences even a first-time offender can face after being accused of domestic abuse or another criminal charge related to domestic violence. There is also a certain stigma associated with getting convicted of or even accused of this sort of crime. Especially with heightened awareness of the…
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