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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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Police officer charged with domestic violence offense

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | December 7, 2018

A police detective on the force of Wisconsin’s largest city was reported in jail while prosecutors contemplate filing charges related to a domestic incident with his girlfriend. Police indicated that an internal investigation in to his conduct is also underway. Police described the woman’s injuries as serious. They say they found her at a neighbor’s…
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The top 5 addictive drugs in the world

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | November 24, 2018

If you use drugs, you know that some have worse effects than others. Not all substances are equally harmful. For example, caffeine is a non-dangerous psychoactive drug millions of people consume through coffee, tea and soft drinks.  It is crucial to remember that some drugs are highly addictive and hazardous to your wellbeing. To understand the most…
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A domestic violence conviction can affect custody

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | November 22, 2018

When parents live in two separate households and are trying to raise their children, emotions between them can often run high. They may, for instance, not see eye to eye on things like a visitation schedule or how they should discipline the kids or even what activities the kids should be permitted to participate in….
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Instead of penalties, is treatment an option for drug charges?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | November 8, 2018

When a person is charged with drug violations in Appleton or anywhere in Wisconsin, it does not necessarily mean they should be classified as a drug dealer or drug distributor. Of course, those facing these charges have the right to a legal defense just like anyone else. For many, however, being arrested for drug possession…
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Two people facing criminal allegations after overnight standoff

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | October 25, 2018

When Appleton residents are being sought by law enforcement, it can lead to major problems if they are found and they refuse to surrender. With warrants, it is natural to be concerned about how the case will be handled and the potential long-term consequences. This is compounded when the person decides to barricade him or…
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Can where drugs are sold worsen penalties for drug offenses?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | October 11, 2018

For Wisconsin residents who are arrested and charged with drug offenses, there are the fundamentally serious consequences that must be considered when assessing the alternatives for lodging a defense. It can come as a surprise, however, when the penalties are worse than the person might initially have envisioned. The situation will dictate when there will…
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The top 4 addictive painkillers

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | October 3, 2018

Prescription pain medications are useful for decreasing the feeling of pain. Doctors may prescribe these drugs for surgery recovery, acute trauma or chronic conditions. Unfortunately, it is becoming more common for people to abuse painkillers. These drugs can result in addiction because they provide pain relief and euphoria. It is more likely for a patient to…
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