Petit & Dommershausen Legal Blog

Does Artificial Intelligence Violate Copyright?

By PD Blogger | March 1, 2023 | Comments Off on Does Artificial Intelligence Violate Copyright?

A recent article from the Smithsonian magazine raises an interesting question, can AI generated images violate a copyright held by another? The article raises a thought experiment: “Type in a prompt like “a chocolate bar riding a bicycle in the style of Picasso,” and artificial intelligence tools including DALL-E, Midjourney and Stable Diffusion can conjure an image for you in…

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Wisconsin Treatment Courts

By PD Blogger | March 1, 2023 | Comments Off on Wisconsin Treatment Courts

                Wisconsin Treatment Courts Brown County, as with many other counties throughout Wisconsin and throughout the country, has developed numerous alternative treatment courts in recent years.  Specifically in Brown County, there are currently five separate treatment courts focusing on specific issues—drug, mental health, OWI, veterans, and heroin.  The first program created was the drug court…

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Handguns in Canada

By PD Blogger | March 1, 2023 | Comments Off on Handguns in Canada

Is Canada banning all handguns? According to a Reuters news article, Canada has taken the step to ban the use, transfer or sale of all handguns effective October 21, 2022. As reported by Susan Heavy, the Canadian prime Minister signed into law  Regulations prohibiting the sale, purchase or transfer of handguns within Canada. The report…

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Wisconsin Super Lawyers Announcement

By PD Blogger | November 17, 2022 | Comments Off on Wisconsin Super Lawyers Announcement

 Petit & Dommershausen, SC, is proud to announce that five of its attorneys have been named to the Wisconsin Super Lawyers lists for 2022. The prestigious lists selected two attorneys as Super Lawyers and three as Rising Stars from the Northeast Wisconsin law firm. The Super Lawyers list is highly selective with no more than…

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Booby Traps in Wisconsin: Can I Get in Criminal Trouble for Using Them?

By PD Blogger | September 10, 2022 | Comments Off on Booby Traps in Wisconsin: Can I Get in Criminal Trouble for Using Them?

To make a long story short, Wisconsin criminal courts will not look fondly on you using booby traps for any purpose- especially if someone is killed or seriously injured because of one. Wisconsin has also made clear through the law that one particular type of a booby trap (spring gun) is a felony. Do not…

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What is “Maintenance”?

By PD Blogger | August 10, 2022 | Comments Off on What is “Maintenance”?

If you are considering or going through a divorce, you may have heard the term “maintenance”.   Maintenance is the term for payments made by one spouse to the other after a divorce.  Many still refer and recognize maintenance by the term, “alimony”. For some, the term maintenance may cause stress and anxiety. However, it is…

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Bail and Bond in Wisconsin

By PD Blogger | January 17, 2022 | Comments Off on Bail and Bond in Wisconsin

It’s Friday at 2:30 and you are before a court commissioner or judge.  The previous evening you were arrested and spent the night in jail.  Now you are about have a hearing where your bond will be set.  You are very likely wondering what happens next?  At this hearing, the judge will hear arguments from…

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Adult Child Arrested?!

By PD Blogger | January 2, 2022 | Comments Off on Adult Child Arrested?!

Oh my God, my adult child is charged with a crime. What do you do if your adult child is charged with a crime? The first thing that comes to mind is probably panic. However, the first thing you should be doing is contacting a criminal defense attorney well versed in the law. This is…

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Employment in Wisconsin with a Felony

By PD Blogger | December 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Employment in Wisconsin with a Felony

What do comedian Tim Allen, Martha Stewart and actor Robert Downey Jr. all have in common? They all spent some time in jail for criminal activity. However, the public forgave their flaws and embraced them nonetheless. They were able to find employment after their crimes.  So what do you do if you have a felony;…

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Pardons in Wisconsin 101

By PD Blogger | September 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Pardons in Wisconsin 101

What is a pardon?A pardon is forgiveness by the governor for a crime previously committed. A pardon is different from expungement, where the record is completely removed as if it never occurred. A pardon restores legal rights associated with a conviction; for example, a previously convicted felon can have their gun rights restored upon the…

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