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Could playing Pokémon Go lead to criminal charges?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | July 26, 2016

This month, a new craze has been sweeping the nation: Pokémon Go. Lots of people here in Wisconsin and throughout the U.S. are playing this new app and are going to all sorts of places in the neighborhoods, towns and cities where they live in search of Pokémon to catch. Now, it is very important…
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BAC levels and fines in Wisconsin OWI cases

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

One of the big impacts an OWI conviction can have on a person in Wisconsin is that it can subject them to a fine. Depending on the circumstances, this fine could end up being quite large indeed. Now, not all drunk driving convictions have the same fine range connected to them. For one, the typical…
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Drug charges can endanger a college student’s future

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | July 5, 2016

There are many different goals for the future a college student may have. Many of these goals can end up hanging on how their college experience goes for them and whether they ultimately get their degree. This is among the reasons why being accused of drug crimes can be such a precarious situation for a…
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What can push theft into a felony offense in Wisconsin?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | June 29, 2016

There are many different kinds of allegations that could lead to a person having theft charges brought against them here in Wisconsin, as many different types of behaviors constitute theft under state law. So, theft cases can involve a very diverse range of circumstances. Having a defense strategy appropriate for the particular circumstances of their…
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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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