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What Are Mandatory Arrest Policies?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | February 1, 2022

Many police departments have mandatory arrest policies regarding domestic violence. These policies mean that someone is getting hauled off to jail if the police are called to respond to a domestic dispute. It is crucial to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after a domestic violence arrest. Domestic Violence FAQ


Where Does Wisconsin’s Crime Rate Rank Nationally?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 24, 2022

There were 18,861 violent crimes reported in 2020, the fourth lowest crime rate in the Midwest. https://www.thecentersquare.com/wisconsin/how-the-violent-crime-rate-in-wisconsin-compares-to-other-states/article_8e634376-5aaf-5018-922a-4ccdb661c950.html#:~:text=There%20were%2018%2C861%20violent%20crimes,Midwest%20and%2020th%20lowest%20nationwide.&text=The%20Milwaukee%20metropolitan%20area’s%20violent,far%20exceeds%20the%20national%20rate.


Domestic Incident Leads to Crossbow Shooting

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

Emotions can run high in a domestic incident, leading to poor decisions. This case out of Wisconsin Dells is an example of how a standoff can snowball into violence. Police said they tried to negotiate with the man for hours but discussions broke down around 5:30 a.m. and the man fired the crossbow at the…
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Silence Is Golden When Suspected of Wrongdoing

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | December 20, 2021

“The situation was overwhelming, and I was only trying to get it over with. I didn’t know I would end up being charged,” he said. This case demonstrates why it is so important to exercise your right to remain silent. It is one of several in which flawed diagnoses of child abuse led to charges…
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Man Sentenced To 90 Years For Meth Trafficking

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

An important reminder of the severity of federal drug sentences. The prison terms can often be measured in decades rather than years. https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdwi/pr/la-crosse-man-sentenced-90-months-trafficking-methamphetamine


Lawyers Caution Against Push To Change Bail System

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | December 6, 2021

Could the tragedy in Waukesha turn back the clock on bail reforms? Source: Lawyers caution against push to change bail system after Waukesha tragedy  


The Burden of Proof Is The Prosecution’s To Bear

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

Once Mr. Rittenhouse claimed that he had acted in self-defense when he shot three men, killing two, during unrest following the police shooting of a Black man in Kenosha, Wis., the onus was on the prosecution to prove otherwise. Source:


Federal Prosecutors Ordered To Cooperate With The Locals

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | November 8, 2021

This decision opens the door to federal involvement in cases where there are no federal charges. All the more reason to have an experienced defense attorney if you face accusations involving children. Source: https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-deputy-atty-general-orders-federal-prosecutors-cooperate-with-local-police-2021-10-01/  


Are Cops With A Bad Record Slipping Through The Cracks?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | November 1, 2021

Prosecutors are supposed to use so-called Brady lists to prevent police officers with histories of misconduct or deception from testifying for the government at trial. But the lists are rarely used, and often not even updated. Source: https://apnews.com/article/death-of-george-floyd-religion-police-george-floyd-seattle-b20b50bd1562c70e59fe30689a8a867f  


Did You Know You Can Still Be Charged With an Owi if Your BAC Was Below the Legal .08 Limit?

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

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation states, “if a police officer pulls you over and determines that you are impaired by alcohol and/or any other drug, you could be arrested and prosecuted, regardless of your BAC.” No matter what your BAC is, if you are driving “under the influence” you may be charged with an OWI,…
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