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 »