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Suspect in Wisconsin Credit Union Robbery Now in Custody

Police have charged a suspect with one count of robbery that occurred at the Landmark Credit Union in West Milwaukee on Nov. 13. About $2,800 was taken in the incident, according to reports. The man, 55, allegedly threatened a bank teller with a black bag that he implied contained a bomb. The female teller reported that he asked for all her larger bills and told her it was not a joke. He also told her not to include any dye packs with the bills.

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4 Milwaukee Teens Face Robbery Charges

Four Milwaukee high school students stand accused of robbing a man on the city’s east side. Authorities allege that the four teenagers traveled to the east side of town in order to commit a robbery. The criminal complaint states that the four lied in wait behind a vehicle, and then they sprang out and allegedly attacked a man riding a skateboard. The group allegedly pushed the man off his skateboard. The complaint says that the skateboarder then ran a short distance until the four teenagers caught up with him and punched him in his head and body. The group demanded that he empty out his pockets.

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Milwaukee Man Facing Armed Robbery, Murder Charges

A Milwaukee man could be facing more than 50 years in jail if he is convicted of charges relating to his alleged involvement in three armed robberies. Media sources indicate that the separate incidents occurred on Aug. 4, Aug. 6 and Aug. 12 and that the 29-year-old man may have been working with an accomplice. According to news sources, he is facing one count of felony murder, one count of armed robbery and one count of fraudulent use of a credit card. Charges are pending for his 26-year-old accomplice.

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Expungement of Misdemeanor and Felony Cases - Persons Under Age 25

In Wisconsin, misdemeanors and certain felony convictions may be expunged.

If a Circuit Court is going to exercise its discretion to expunge a record, the discretion must be exercised at the sentencing proceeding.  There is some question as to whether a request move for expungement may be preserved at the time of sentencing.  It is better practice currently to seek ruling for eligibility at the actual time of sentencing.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Rethinks "Defective Tail Light" Traffic Stop

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel posted an article about this earlier in the week. If you have ever been stopped and guns, weapons, drugs or the like are found in your car, pay attention.

A common reason for police stopping drivers is for a defective taillight. That stop leads to a request to search the car and discovery of drugs or weapons.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court reversed a lower court gun possession conviction by a narrow margin, finding that one unit light out of several lights in the wide tail panel of a 1977 Buick Electra did not amount to probable cause for a police stop in which a gun was later found.

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Milwaukee Couple Charged With Felony Forgery

A Milwaukee couple is facing criminal charges after being arrested on Feb. 26. According to reports, the 21-year-old woman and the 26-year-old man were allegedly forging prescriptions in attempt to get OxyContin, a prescription painkiller similar to heroin that is known for being abused by addicts. The two were arrested in Menomonee Falls after a pharmacist realized they were trying to use the fraudulent prescriptions.

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Fight Leads to Elder Abuse Charge

A 52-year-old Wisconsin man was taken into custody after employees of his father’s residential facility witnessed a fight between the two men and called the police. Reports of the incident were unclear as to the extent of the father’s disability, but the man was charged with abuse to an at-risk individual as well as disorderly conduct.

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Wisconsin Man Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges

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 there is a prior criminal history.

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