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Archive: Drug Possession Charges

Juveniles

Under Wisconsin law, juveniles between the ages of 10-16 are subject to the jurisdiction of juvenile court when they commit a crime. While legally still a minor, a 17-year-old is treated as an adult in the eyes of law.  These courts have significant benefits for a young person who has committed a crime, first and...

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As we near the end of 2016, it is a good time to look back on the past year and reflect. 2016 was filled with lots of exciting things for our firm, including building our team, moving to a new office and most importantly, achieving great results for our clients. We handled a wide variety...

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Part Two: Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions In our last post we discussed the impact that a criminal conviction can have on employment opportunities. This post carries the same theme as the last post, in that there are often civil consequences beyond the consequence of the criminal conviction and accompanying penalties. One area that people...

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Often when a person is charged with a crime they are filled with anxiety and concern about what is going to happen in the near term, civil consequences also need to be considered in the long-term. One of the questions that we are most often asked is “am I going to go to jail?”, and...

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Consequences of Underage Drinking in WI   Quite often people assume that underage drinking is not a major offense and as such there is no need to hire a lawyer. While in part that is true, the need for a lawyer becomes clear when you take into account the variety of penalties that an individual...

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OWI vs. DUI  – What’s the Difference? Wisconsin’s Operating While Impaired (OWI) law and Illinois’ Driving under the Influence (DUI) law vary in many ways, and it’s important for Illinois residents charged with an OWI in Wisconsin to understand how these two state laws differ.  For example, fines and subsequent driving consequences for a first...

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