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Can CBD Oil Result in a Positive Drug Test?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 26, 2021

CBD oil is a popular product, aiding many with anxiety, pain relief and a better night’s sleep. However, can utilization of the widely used oil product in a positive drug test? Learn about the ways in which CBD oil may cause a failed drug test, as well as ways to avoid a positive drug test…
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What Instrument Is Used to Test Your Blood Sample When You Are Charged With an OWI?

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

If you are charged with an OWI, before evidence is presented in court, how does the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene measure your blood sample? Once your sample lands in the Wisconsin forensic lab, your blood sample will be analyzed using a chromatograph. Your blood alcohol content will be reported in units of grams per…
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Who will receive the vaccine first?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 14, 2021

As the COVID-19 vaccine rolls out distribution, a significant question is, “who will receive it first?” According to analyses by the Covid Prison Project and The Marshall Project, incarcerated individuals are included in “phase one” of distribution in at least six states. In a majority of states, incarcerated individuals are included in “phase two” of…
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Minimizing OWI Charges

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

If you are charged with an OWI, there are numerous ways your penalties can be minimized or dismissed. One of those ways is seeking the aid of an experienced attorney to prove the inaccuracies of blood, breath or urine tests. Each of these tests can each prove inaccurate due to a wide array of reasons….
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Sexual Assault of a Child in Wisconsin Considered Felony Charges

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

Wisconsin law always considers sexual contact or intercourse with an individual under the age of 16 as a felony charge.  First-Degree Sexual Assault of a Child First-degree sexual assault is a Class A felony if the defendant has sexual intercourse or sexual contact with an individual who is under the age of 13, and the…
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3 Standard Field Sobriety Tests

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | December 2, 2020

The three standard field sobriety tests conducted during a traffic stop include the horizontal gaze nystagmus, the walk and turn and the one-leg stand. According to research, these tests are not always accurate. It has been found that the horizontal gaze nystagmus is 77 percent accurate, the walk and turn is 68 percent accurate and…
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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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What is the Age of Consent in Wisconsin?

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

In Wisconsin, the age of consent is 18 years old. This means that if you engage in sexual intercourse with a minor who is 17 years old or younger, it is considered statutory rape, which is a Class A misdemeanor. Wisconsin law considers individuals who are under the age of 18 to be too young…
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Wisconsin Department of Justice Flowcharts for Stages of a Felony and Misdemeanor

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | November 18, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Justice offers a “felony procedure” flowchart and a “misdemeanor procedure” flowchart. These flowcharts detail the stages of a felony and misdemeanor respectively, up until sentencing. It is important to inform yourself on how the criminal justice system functions in Wisconsin. If you have lingering questions about the process leading up until…
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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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