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New minimum penalty for 4th OWI in Wisconsin

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

Wisconsin was known for lax laws regarding drinking and driving, but the state continues to tighten them. The possible fines continue to go up, the penalties grow more demanding, including possible time in jail, and other oversight such as an ignition interlock device with its installation fees. Those with an occupational license will be hit…
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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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Review of penalties for drunk driving in Wisconsin

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

Most Appleton residents probably know the basics of what could happen to them if they get convicted of a drunk driving charge, which is legally called in OWI in the state of Wisconsin. For example, they probably know that there will fines and a license suspension, and jail may even be on the table. Even…
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Alleged fake doctor faces multiple criminal charges

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

A Wisconsin man, who is a resident of Appleton, faces multiple criminal charges in connection with allegations that he held himself out as a psychologist to multiple patients and even treated them for their ailments. The man does not have a medical license. Investigators say that the man, who gave a different last name when…
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As opioid deaths rise in Wisconsin, the state takes action

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 24, 2019

It is no secret that the opioid crisis is hitting Wisconsin hard. According to recent reporting, the rate of fatal opioid overdoses in Wisconsin is climbing. Families are suffering as their loved ones die of opioid overdoses even after receiving treatment. This tragedy is signaling alarm bells for the state. Wisconsin is expanding its efforts to…
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Thought-provoking statistics on false domestic violence claims

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

As this blog has discussed previously, a Wisconsin resident who is facing a criminal domestic violence allegation is exposed to some serious and long-term consequences, even for a first-time offense. If it is the case that a person really has made a mistake and committed domestic violence, it is understandable that there will be some…
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Other consequences of domestic violence convictions

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 4, 2019

A previous post on this blog talked about how an Appleton, Wisconsin, resident might wind up losing custody of his children or even, in some cases, having to settle for supervised visits. As the previous post mentioned, this can happen even if the child was not an alleged victim and did not witness domestic violence….
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