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Archive: Gun Crimes

In keeping with the tradition of the past few years, we are ending the year with a blog post reflecting on the previous year. 2017 continued to be full of many great experiences for our firm. We added additional staff to our Racine, WI office and our support team while continuing to achieve great results...


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...


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...


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...


In a recent 6-2 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that a domestic violence assault committed recklessly can be considered a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, triggering the federal ban on gun ownership.  This case, Voisine v. United States, was brought by two Maine men who argued that they should not have been stripped of their...

Racine Jail

The end of the year is always a great time to look back at the past year and take the time to reflect. Each year the Wisconsin Office of Court Operations publishes a variety of reports online relating to the cases that have gone through the Wisconsin court system in the previous year. One of...