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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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Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry Info

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | November 4, 2020

A simple search to find the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registry is all it takes to identify the fact that someone is a convicted sex offender. In Wisconsin, if you are convicted of a sex crime, you must register as a sex offender for 15 years, and for other sex crimes you must…
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Second Wave of Domestic Abuse Expected

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | October 9, 2020

Experts fear that as pandemic financial assistance is drawn back, there will be a “second wave” of domestic violence. Due to the fact that many domestic violence victims rely on their abuser for financial support, assistance being taken away could be detrimental. Support services are expecting another wave of help calls, as this crucial assistance…
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What are some strategies used to reduce the number of OWI offenses in Wisconsin?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | September 29, 2020

It is illegal for a driver to operate a motor vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol level) at or above .08 percent in Wisconsin. If an individual has three or more previous DWI convictions, their illegal BAC while operating a vehicle lower to .02 percent. The looming pandemic has resulted in ridesharing applications such as…
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Verdict Expected in Breonna Taylor Case

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

EMT and aspiring nurse Breonna Taylor, 26, was shot fatally on March 13 by police, as they executed a “no-knock” search warrant in a narcotics investigation. According to police, six Louisville Metro Police officers including Detective Myles Cosgrove, Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly, Detective Joshua Jaynes, and detectives Tony James, Michael Campbell and Michael Nobles are under…
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Domestic Violence Calls Increase Due To Covid-19 Pandemic

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | September 16, 2020

Domestic violence hotline calls are up over 300% since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic and domestic homicides have increased. Unfortunately, for these families, this is a issue that will not end after the virus has disappeared. It is time we focus on a new pandemic that is plaguing the world. https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/07/opinions/domestic-violence-abuse-commonwealth-covid-19-scotland/index.html

Americans’ Confidence In Police Is At a Record Low, While Wisconsin Police Reformation Moves Slowly

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | August 20, 2020

Visions of nationwide and statewide unrest have not been scarce since the May killing of George Floyd during his Minneapolis arrest. It should not come as a surprise therefore, that following the blaring public cries for police force reformation, a new Gallup poll tracking public confidence in key United States institutions has displayed that confidence in police…
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Twin Crisis Shines A Light On Prison Issues

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | June 12, 2020

Imagine you were able to hop into a time machine, go back to mid-2019, and tell yourself that within a year the national discourse will be centered around whether prisoners should be released, police departments defunded, and prisons shut down. Chances are your past self wouldn’t believe it. 2020 has been a year like no…
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Reminder: Law Enforcement Are Essential Employees

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

What a time to be alive. Unless you have been around long enough to remember the polio epidemic or lived in Asia during the SARS outbreak of 2002-2003, you haven’t experienced anything like this. One of the strangest scenes playing out on social media feeds and television screens are images and video of places like…
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Wisconsin’s New Mandatory Sentencing For Repeated OWI Convictions

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | March 16, 2020

Motorists facing a fifth or sixth charge for operating while intoxicated may require a strong defense to avoid a serious felony-level punishment. On February 28, 2020, Wisconsin’s governor signed into law tougher penalties for OWI offenses. Individuals convicted of a fifth or sixth OWI may receive a mandatory minimum sentence of at least six to…
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