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
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…Read More
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…Read More
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.Read More
Legal Podcast Review with Attorney LaFond
We’ve all listened to the podcast Serial at this point (if you haven’t do you live under a rock?), so what’s next on your morning/evening commute? For all you true crime lovers out there, here are a few reviews of some of my favorites. Comment on this post today with your recommendations for me as…Read More
Domestic Enhancers: Explanation & Consequences
As a local criminal defense attorney, this is by far the most common question I get: why am I being charged with domestic abuse for a verbal argument with my significant other? I don’t blame anyone for asking this question because it is confusing, so I’ll clear it up for you today. In Wisconsin, any…Read More
Arrested for Prostitution?
Were you arrested for prostitution in Wisconsin? Did you make a mistake? Were you arrested? Don’t let one mistake get in the way of making better decisions moving forward. The Wisconsin Law Firm Petit & Dommershausen, SC, can help you today. Our team of attorneys have the experience to guide you through the legal process,…Read More
Understand a Misdemeanor Charge in Wisconsin
MISDEMEANOR IN WISCONSIN In Wisconsin, a misdemeanor is a crime that can be punished by a year or less in jail – unlike a felony, a crime that can be punished by a year or more in prison. Most Wisconsin misdemeanors are Class A, B, or C misdemeanors. Class C Misdemeanors are the least serious crimes. …Read More
What is the difference between a crime and an ordinance violation in Wisconsin?
Ordinance Violation or Criminal Offense? In all counties, including Fond du Lac and Winnebago County, Wisconsin state law provides the answer to this question. In Wisconsin, a statute numbered 939.12 explains in simple language the difference. A “crime” is defined as conduct that is prohibited by state law and that is punishable by a fine…Read More
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…Read More