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Restorative Justice

By PD Blogger | November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

How Restorative Justice Can Help Everyone Impacted by Crime Restorative justice is a philosophical approach to dealing with crime in the community and working to repair some (or in some cases, all) of the damage. It invokes the participation of victims, the community, and offenders. Dr. Howard Zehr, a scholar in restorative justice says we […]

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Appeals with Petit & Dommershausen

By Tajara Dommershausen | October 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

“What to Expect When You File a Criminal Case Appeal: A Bird’s Eye View” Part 2 Process and Analysis Every attorney who handles criminal appeals has a different preference as to when they meet with their client — some prefer right away, others after receiving the court file, others not until after they have received some or […]

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Appeals with Petit & Dommershausen-Part 1

By Tajara Dommershausen | October 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

“What to Expect When You File a Criminal Case Appeal: A Bird’s Eye View”   Part 1: Getting Started If you have been convicted of a crime and you feel that there was an error in the legal process, you may want to appeal.  The grounds for appeal are extremely varied and not every case […]

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Divorce Residency Rules

By Tajara Dommershausen | September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

You must be a resident to file for Divorce in Wisconsin 30 days hath September, April, June and…the residency requirement for Divorce filing! If you are filing for divorce or legal separation in the State of Wisconsin, you or your future ex-spouse must be a resident of the county where you file your action for […]

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Reconciliation | Can a Divorce be stopped or paused?!? YES

By Tajara Dommershausen | September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Attempting Reconciliation? We don’t want to get divorced anymore! Or maybe we do? Did you know that you and your spouse can agree to suspend your divorce proceeding or put it on hold while you try to work out your problems? Or get counseling? It is not uncommon for clients and their spouse to attempt a […]

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Consequences of a Criminal Conviction in Wisconsin

By Tajara Dommershausen | September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Anyone charged with a criminal offense faces the possibility of incarceration, fines, and lifelong consequences. You should consult a lawyer to fully understand the consequences of a criminal conviction. Anyone charged with a criminal offense, as opposed to a civil offense, faces the possibility of incarceration. Many times, potential clients call to ask whether or […]

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Great Outcomes Don't Just Happen

By Tajara Dommershausen | August 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

From the Appleton Post-Crescent. Jill Zettel. Great Outcomes Don’t Just Happen. MENASHA – Three local teachers were honored with the “Great Outcomes Don’t Just Happen” award by Petit and Dommershausen Law Firm. Christa Knepfel, a kindergarten teacher at Janet Berry Elementary School, received the award for Appleton at the elementary level. Ryan Marx, a science teacher at Appleton […]

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Selecting the RIGHT Divorce Attorney

By Tajara Dommershausen | August 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Assisting you to ensure you protect yourself and your family while dealing with a divorce. Choosing the Right Divorce Attorney Many times, potential clients call to ask whether or not they need an attorney. Our standard response is that while that is your decision, divorce can have many ramifications for your financial and emotional well-being including dividing assets, […]

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Technology and the Law | Drug Defense

By Tajara Dommershausen | May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Drug Defense: Does Technology Affect The Law? Technology changes every single day. These changes have impacts on crimes and investigations. Smart phones have recently introduced pressure-sensitive technology. What can one do with pressure-sensitive technology? Weigh items directly on their smart phone device. What kind of items? Anything. What if any impact does this technological advancement have […]

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Cutting Through the “He Said She Said”: What Hearsay Really Means

By Tajara Dommershausen | April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

I often have clients tell me that a statement in a criminal complaint, a police narrative, or something said in a videotaped interrogation is bogus evidence because it is “just hearsay.”  That may well be the case, but such a statement is an oversimplification. Before diving deeper it is important to understand what hearsay is, […]

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