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Man charged with drunk driving after passing out in drive-through

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | August 16, 2018

Anyone who is facing allegations of driving under the influence in Appleton and throughout Wisconsin should remember the litany of consequences they will face should there be a conviction. These can include a driver license suspension, an arrest, fines and other penalties. A strong defense can be imperative to combat these charges, especially when there…
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3 warning signs you’re addicted to painkillers

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | August 6, 2018

Pain is a serious problem. Whether you have acute trauma or debilitating, chronic pain, you may take prescription medications. Common prescription painkillers include the following: Oxycontin Vicodin Roxicodone Norco Lortab Your doctor may prescribe you these medications to help you manage your pain. However, they may also provide you with a sense of euphoria, which can lead…
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Man with eight previous OWI incidents arrested on new OWI charge

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

For Appleton residents and those throughout Wisconsin, law enforcement will be actively seeking drivers who indicate hallmarks of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs. After a traffic stop, when the officer has investigated and come to the determination that the driver is under the influence, there will be an arrest. A conviction can…
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Man faces criminal charges after crashing into police car

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | July 20, 2018

When a traffic stop is initiated by law enforcement in Appleton or anywhere in Wisconsin, it can be an intimidating time with the driver feeling apprehensive about what will happen. In some cases, the driver faces allegations that he or she fled the scene. This can lead to a litany of other problems with accompanying…
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What should you know about ignition interlock devices?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | July 5, 2018

When a Wisconsin resident is arrested on drunk driving charges, the penalties for a conviction can be significant. Most people will understand that there is a chance for fines, a driver’s license revocation and even jail time. However, there are other penalties that can be assessed as well. There may be an order for an…
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Drunk driving charges can mean serious penalties

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

Drunk driving charges in Wisconsin are extremely serious. Individuals accused of drunk driving face serious potential penalties and consequences. During 2015, there were approximately 24,000 convictions for drunk driving-related offenses in Wisconsin. Drunk driving charges can have a lifelong impact on an individual who has been accused of driving while impaired. Being arrested for drunk…
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What you need to know about Wisconsin’s new DUI law

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | June 13, 2018

Drunk driving is a serious offense that can take innocent lives and cause repercussions lasting a lifetime. Too many intoxicated drivers fail to learn their lesson the first time they face a DUI conviction, though. Repeat DUI offenders are some of the most dangerous drivers on the road, and Wisconsin has taken steps to prevent…
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The basics of plea bargaining

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

Plea bargaining is an important aspect of the criminal justice system. As a result, accused individuals should understand plea bargaining so that they can fully understand their options when facing criminal charges. There are different types of plea negotiations so it helps to know what those are as well. One type of plea bargaining is…
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Legal protections for those facing drug charges

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

Drug charges can result in harsh penalties and consequences which is why it is essential for individuals who have been accused of committing a drug crime to be familiar with their criminal defense rights. Drug charges can include both state and federal charges and can include both drug possession charges or drug trafficking charges. In…
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What does domestic violence refer to?

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

This blog recently discussed some options for addressing domestic violence concerns but what is considered domestic violence? Domestic violence refers to violence between family members or household members and can generally refer to any type of partners, though the definition of what is considered domestic violence may vary by state. Criminal charges for domestic violence…
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