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Will a Conviction Affect Your Gun Rights?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | February 22, 2022

Convicted felons in Wisconsin are prohibited from possessing a firearm. Additionally, federal law could bar you from possessing a firearm if your offense meets the definition of a violent crime of domestic abuse.   Criminal Defense FAQ


“Father” of Miranda Warning Dies at 92

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | February 16, 2022

“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to a lawyer. If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be appointed for you if you wish.” If you are a fan of police procedural shows such as…
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Leaving the Scene of a Crash Can be Probable Cause

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | February 14, 2022

This case serves as an example of officers having probable cause to perform a traffic stop. The driver crashed their vehicle and attempted to flee the scene. The ensuing traffic stop resulted in an arrest for suspicion of OWI. https://www.wiproud.com/news/single-vehicle-crash-leads-to-owi-arrest/  


Is Our Justice System Failing Juveniles?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | February 7, 2022

“The U.S. has been locking up kids for more than a century, generally with bad results.” https://www.themarshallproject.org/2022/02/01/they-went-to-prison-as-kids-now-they-re-on-death-row?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_source=opening-statement&utm_term=newsletter-20220201-2747  


What Are Mandatory Arrest Policies?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | February 1, 2022

Many police departments have mandatory arrest policies regarding domestic violence. These policies mean that someone is getting hauled off to jail if the police are called to respond to a domestic dispute. It is crucial to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after a domestic violence arrest. Domestic Violence FAQ


Where Does Wisconsin’s Crime Rate Rank Nationally?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 24, 2022

There were 18,861 violent crimes reported in 2020, the fourth lowest crime rate in the Midwest. https://www.thecentersquare.com/wisconsin/how-the-violent-crime-rate-in-wisconsin-compares-to-other-states/article_8e634376-5aaf-5018-922a-4ccdb661c950.html#:~:text=There%20were%2018%2C861%20violent%20crimes,Midwest%20and%2020th%20lowest%20nationwide.&text=The%20Milwaukee%20metropolitan%20area’s%20violent,far%20exceeds%20the%20national%20rate.


Sex Crimes Accusations Nearly as Damaging as a Conviction

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 18, 2022

Being charged with any crime is a shocking and scary experience. However, not all criminal charges are equal in their ability to derail your personal and professional life. Being accused or charged of a sex crime like sexual assault, solicitation of a minor, possession of child pornography – let alone convicted – can do immense…
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Will Wisconsin Legalize Recreational Marijuana In 2022?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 17, 2022

Wisconsin is one of the states where legalization of recreational marijuana is being pursued by lawmakers in 2022. Until it is legalized – if it is legalized at all – it is important to realize that marijuana offenses can result in time behind bars, expensive fines, and a damaging criminal record. Lots of states could…
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OWI Prevention Technology Could Be in All Cars by 2026

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 10, 2022

Technology such as an infrared light that can detect signs of alcohol in the blood or devices for detecting alcohol on a driver’s breath could be in all new vehicles as soon as 2026. https://www.wisn.com/article/anti-drunk-driving-technology-could-be-in-all-new-cars-by-2026/38642715#  


Domestic Incident Leads to Crossbow Shooting

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 4, 2022

Emotions can run high in a domestic incident, leading to poor decisions. This case out of Wisconsin Dells is an example of how a standoff can snowball into violence. Police said they tried to negotiate with the man for hours but discussions broke down around 5:30 a.m. and the man fired the crossbow at the…
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