What is Bail Jumping in Wisconsin?
https://captimes.com/news/local/neighborhoods/walk-the-line-how-bail-jumping-became-wisconsins-most-charged-crime/article_8349851a-f8cd-5fc3-a659-7fc5c1885e25.html Bail Jumping is the most charged crime in Wisconsin. While over the last 20 years the rates of other criminal charges have fallen, bail jumping charges have soared. Tens of thousands of bail jumping charges are filed each year. Why? Captimes article explores. For a little background: Any person released on bail or bond…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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;…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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,…Read More