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Evaluating inaccuracies in breath test results

Taking a roadside breath test may be intimidating, especially if you have been pulled over by a law enforcement officer. Officers use breath test devices to measure a driver’s blood alcohol content level and determine if he or she is driving above the legal limit. Yet, inaccuracies in breath test device results may lead to wrongful DUI charges

Charges in hot car deaths follow no predictable pattern

Finding one or more children dead after accidentally leaving them in a hot car is every parent's worst nightmare. Unfortunately, the parents of approximately three dozen children across the country, including Wisconsin, experience this nightmare every year. At the Mayer Law Office, we know that if you are a parent in this scenario, you are probably filled with feelings of shock and confusion. Adding to the confusion is the uncertainty of not knowing whether you will face criminal charges for your tragic mistake. 

Understanding the FIrst Step Act

People in Wisconsin who have been charged with criminal offenses have long been subject to some extended sentences due to laws that enforce mandatory minimums for the amount of time to be spent in a jail or a prison. Today, some defendants will not experience the same harshness that others have. This is due to some of the provisions in the First Step Act, signed recently by the President.

Oshkosh shooting results in arrest of 3 men

Very few in West Bend likely believe that they will ever be involved in criminal activity. Yet for outlandish as it may seem, oftentimes criminal activity can find individuals. People may find themselves in situations where they encounter others who may indeed be engaged in criminal actions, and their mere associations with such individuals are often met with criminal charges. They may have never intended to harm others, yet their "guilt by association" may leave them facing criminal scrutiny. 

Will your life return to normal after a DUI conviction?

Wisconsin residents like you who have been accused of driving under the influence may face serious repercussions. Readjusting to normal life afterward may actually be more difficult than you think. Today, we at Mayer Law Office, LLC., will discuss some of the potential hurdles you might face.

What should I know about trespassing?

Trespassing is one of those areas of law that may seem confusing to some. Are you breaking the law if you cut through someone’s yard without permission? What if you are exploring an abandoned property? You and other Wisconsin residents should understand the potential criminal repercussions for trespassing.

How can my criminal record impact my ability to get a job?

Whether you have been arrested or convicted of a crime in the past can have a profound effect on your ability to secure employment in Wisconsin. While employers cannot discriminate due to criminal history, the law is pretty broad in what it does allow your employer to do if you have a criminal record.

What is due process?

As Americans, we have many rights that the government cannot take away from us. The government and its representatives, including law enforcement, must observe are basic rights as outlined by law. Specifically, the rights given to us in the U.S. Constitution are of the most highly regarded rights we have. If law enforcement places you under arrest in Wisconsin, they have to make sure to take your rights into consideration in everything they do.

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