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

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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Debunking the Myth that Eyewitness Identification is Reliable

We’ve heard it in the news; we’ve seen it on our Facebook feeds; we’ve seen it on the latest Netflix documentary—There are innocent folks in prison for crimes they didn’t commit. The number one reason why? The admissibility of unreliable and inaccurate eyewitness testimony and misidentification. According to the Innocence Project , 358 people who…

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Speeding Ticket License Suspension in Wisconsin

Demerit Points and Driver’s Licenses in Wisconsin                 You woke up late and you are rushing to make it to work on time. Travelling along Highway 41 and you catch a glimpse of flashing red in your rearview mirror. Your heart sinks and you look at your speedometer . . . 85mph!?!?!? Now you know…

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Is CBD Oil Legal in Wisconsin?

               If you have driven through, or live in, any medium to large-size city in Wisconsin, chances are you have seen at least one “CBD Oil Sold Here!” banner hanging in a store window. The use of CBD oil has become increasingly trendy over the last year, and many users claim that it can help…

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Pardons in Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s Governor has reinstated pardon review. Petit & Dommershausen, SC, offers a broad overview of the pardon process based on announced rules and governing law. Questions? Contact us today. PARDON ELIGIBILITY An individual is eligible for a pardon only if all of the following conditions apply to them: Must be for a felony conviction. However,…

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What Are the Consequences of a Misdemeanor?

What will happen if I am charged with a misdemeanor? What happens after a misdemeanor conviction? Can I go to college after a misdemeanor conviction? These and many other important questions are asked when dealing with a misdemeanor charge. Unfortunately, many people don’t fully understand the consequences of a misdemeanor conviction in Wisconsin. A conviction…

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Can they take your blood if you passed out? “Mitchell v. Wisconsin: Unconscious Drivers and the Implied Consent Law”

                It is common knowledge that those who drive after consuming a sufficient amount of alcohol may be charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI). While investigating an OWI case, it is common for law enforcement officials to ask the driver of the vehicle to submit to a breath and blood test. This…

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Criminal Defense Minute

Interested in learning more about the role of a Defense Attorney? Attorney Nathan J. Wojan, from Petit & Dommershausen, SC, offers a brief outline on the topic in this video. Interested in learning more? Call him at 920-739-9900. Attorney Wojan serves Wisconsin.

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