Readjusting to society after a person has served a jail sentence can take some time. It is important to be aware of the terms of parole, if applicable, and to understand what may happen if another crime is committed. Allegations of sex crimes can be especially damaging to a person’s reputation, even more so if… Read More »
Archives for March 2014
You’ve probably seen it on TV: the police arrest someone, and read them their “Miranda rights.” But do you know as much as you should about what these rights really mean?
If you’ve ever watched a police procedural show on television, or if you’ve had a personal encounter with law enforcement, you’re probably somewhat familiar with the Miranda Warning. The Miranda Warning is a listing of rights afforded to the accused, and police must deliver it before diving into any line of questioning once a suspect… Read More »
In order to place someone under arrest, police officers need to have probable cause. This means that you cannot be arrested unless officers have a level of suspicion based on objective evidence that makes it reasonable to suspect you have probably committed a crime or are about to commit a crime.
In February 2013, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced a budget initiative, which aims to expand DNA collection to those arrested on felony charges. Under Wisconsin’s current law, DNA is taken only from convicted felons and those convicted of a few misdemeanors.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued its ruling on an important case involving a warrantless blood test on an individual suspected of drunk driving. The Court said a warrant must be obtained before performing a blood test on an individual against his or her wishes except when it is reasonable and urgent to forgo a… Read More »
Wisconsin truck drivers (or those from other states just passing through) have a tough job. They have to contend with the long hours, discomfort and solitude of life on the road, and they also have to deal with an ever-moving target of weight and size parameters that could literally earn them an overweight or oversize… Read More »
Wisconsin inmates would agree that it is better to be out on probation or parole than it is to be in jail. Probation is a court-imposed sentence that allows a person to be released into the community rather than committing the person to prison or jail. Parole is the early release of an incarcerated person.… Read More »
On behalf of Courtney & Molter, S.C. As Milwaukee County has stepped up its police presence and patrols against drunk driving, more people may be defending themselves against these types of charges. One man in particular recently found himself facing two OWI citations in the same day.
Two Milwaukee men have been charged with felony murder in relation to a Jan. 29 robbery in the 5300 block of N. 58th Street. According to reports, two 19-year-old males and a 20-year-old male allegedly conspired to rob a beer truck. It appears that the men came up with the plan to rob the truck… Read More »