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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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Repercussions for Theft

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 28, 2020

Theft is a type of property crime where a person takes someone else’s property with plans to permanently keep it. Depending on the quantity of property stolen, a person may face charges of petty or grand theft. For example, petty theft may be stealing a candy bar, while grand theft may be stealing a car. Generally,…
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How A DUI Conviction Can Ruin Your Career

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

Facing DUI/OWI charges always represents a serious situation in Wisconsin. If convicted, you could spend a considerable amount of time in prison, plus have to pay a large fine. But have you ever considered how a DUI/OWI conviction could negatively impact your career? Unfortunately, a DUI/OWI conviction could stop your career in its tracks, especially if…
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All about ignition interlock devices

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | November 22, 2019

In Wisconsin, driving while under the influence of alcohol or another intoxicating substance is operating while intoxicated. According to this state’s laws, ignition interlock devices are part of the penalty for drivers in certain situations involving OWIs. In these situations, judges do not have the discretion to decide whether or not a person may install…
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Juvenile delinquency: risk factors and protective factors

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | November 21, 2019

As a parent, you may wonder whether your child is at risk for delinquency and whether there is anything you can do to prevent such difficulties. There are a number of risk factors that may come into play at different points in your child’s development and make him or her more likely to engage in…
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How can a drug charge affect my personal and college life?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | November 7, 2019

College teaches some students independence and how to function on their own. For others, college is a time to act out and challenge the system. For you, your college career brings you closer to your dream job and the life you have always wanted. But as with some students, you find yourself in a situation…
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