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Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC): Penalties and Consequences in Wisconsin

By PD Blogger | August 1, 2017 | Comments Off on Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC): Penalties and Consequences in Wisconsin

The possession of marijuana and substances containing any amount of THC remains illegal in Wisconsin. Therefore, even if you have obtained a legal prescription of medical marijuana from another state, it becomes illegal when you bring it into Wisconsin. Under the Wisconsin Controlled Substances Act, THC is considered a Schedule I Controlled Substance in the […]

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Mile of Music 5

By PD Blogger | July 18, 2017 | Comments Off on Mile of Music 5

Petit & Dommershausen, SC Welcomes Mile of Music Please find the Mile 5 Schedule information here! Contact the law firm here! The Attorneys and Staff at P&D would like to extend a warm welcome to all the artists and music fans attending the 2017 Mile of Music.  Many of the Attorneys and Staff may be found […]

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Fighting a College Suspension or Expulsion

By Nathan Wojan | July 12, 2017 | Comments Off on Fighting a College Suspension or Expulsion

Did you know that the Wisconsin Administrative Code permits UW System Universites and Colleges to suspend and/or expel students for violations of the student code when the student is on campus or off campus? You heard that right, the administration can punish you for something that doesn’t happen at school.  If you are in College, […]

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Is your criminal conviction in Wisconsin stopping you from becoming a police officer?

By PD Blogger | July 5, 2017 | Comments Off on Is your criminal conviction in Wisconsin stopping you from becoming a police officer?

It is common for people to have criminal backgrounds. In fact nearly one-third of American adults have been arrested by age 23. However, not all convictions prevent you from obtaining a job in law enforcement, especially in Wisconsin. While each jurisdiction and agency has specific regulations, generally speaking, individuals with felony, and certain misdemeanor convictions/arrests will be […]

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Preventing Local Governments from Controlling Your Farming Operation

By PD Blogger | June 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Preventing Local Governments from Controlling Your Farming Operation

Anyone who has ever worked in the farming industry will tell you that the only thing you can count on from day to day is uncertainty. Farming truly is, one of the hardest professions anyone can enter, between the early mornings, long days, uncertain weather, and the ever changing rules. It takes a truly committed […]

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My spouse is having an affair, can I file for divorce? Or maybe my spouse isn’t having affair, can I still file?

By PD Blogger | June 27, 2017 | Comments Off on My spouse is having an affair, can I file for divorce? Or maybe my spouse isn’t having affair, can I still file?

You absolutely can file for divorce in either circumstance, but infidelity (aka cheating spouse syndrome) is not a requirement for divorce in Wisconsin. Of course, infidelity can be the reason a spouse files for divorce, but the only required basis to file for divorce in Wisconsin is that the marriage is irretrievably broken. When a […]

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Purchasing a Home: Why Buyers Should Have Legal Counsel

By PD Blogger | May 1, 2017 | Comments Off on Purchasing a Home: Why Buyers Should Have Legal Counsel

First Time Homebuyer? The decision to purchase a home is at the same time thrilling and overwhelming. It begins with a few internet searches and downloading a real estate app and suddenly it is market reports and researching the different ways to take title. The home-buying process is full of confusing information. Hiring an attorney […]

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Appealing a Criminal Conviction

By PD Blogger | March 7, 2017 | Comments Off on Appealing a Criminal Conviction

What does a criminal appeal entail? I often receive calls from people that have retained other lawyers and have been sentenced in criminal matters and are unhappy with the results.  The first question asked by people is: can I appeal this?  The second question I am invariably asked is: how good do my chances look?  […]

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How Do I Keep My Criminal Case Out of the Newspaper?

By PD Blogger | March 1, 2017 | Comments Off on How Do I Keep My Criminal Case Out of the Newspaper?

Criminal Case Newspaper | Criminal Charge Publicity I am often asked how I can keep somebody’s case out of the newspaper.  Unfortunately, under the 1st Amendment to the United States Constitution, there is the freedom of the press.  Any criminal type charges, aside from  actions in juvenile court, are open to the public.  The documents […]

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Controlling Costs in a Divorce | Cost-Effective Divorce

By PD Blogger | March 1, 2017 | Comments Off on Controlling Costs in a Divorce | Cost-Effective Divorce

TIPS TO CONTROL COSTS IN A DIVORCE When you’re stuck in an emotional battle with your soon-to-be ex-spouse and it feels like money is flying out the door and the fees are mounting faster than the results. These tips will help you understand how to better manage your divorce so costs don’t skyrocket out of […]

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