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Kids might not realize the severity of an allergy prank

It is not uncommon for children across the country to suffer from potentially life-threatening food allergies. Peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, gluten and honey are just a few of the many allergens that can cause such reactions as hives, breathing difficulties or anaphylactic shock. Also common in Wisconsin schools is bullying. Children may participate in pranks or other activities without meaning any real harm and without realizing that their actions could result in serious charges.

“Swatting” is a serious offense, not merely a prank

In the online world, it can be easy to forget that real people are involved. There are some who enjoy provoking others into arguments in the comments sections of news sites or social media. Others might stalk, bully or harass people on their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram feeds. While it might seem harmless, there are some Internet behaviors that cross the line and can result in criminal charges. It is important for Wisconsin residents to understand what is not permissible online, before they are accused of a crime.

What you need to know about plea bargains

Wisconsin residents charged with a crime may be encouraged by their family, friends or attorney to enter into a plea bargain with the prosecutor for the purpose of reducing the crime with which they are charged and/or minimizing the length of time they will spend in jail or prison upon conviction. FindLaw explains that while there may be many benefits inherent in a plea bargain, defendants should know exactly what they are agreeing to do or not to do in any plea bargain. In addition, they should thoroughly understand the consequences they will face as a result of the plea bargain.

What is domestic violence in Wisconsin?

If you are a Wisconsin resident who is or has been the victim of domestic violence, you probably are wondering what you can do to prevent future abuse. As explained by FindLaw, even though Wisconsin has no specific law against domestic violence, it does have other laws that can be and often are applied to a domestic violence situation.

Must I allow a law enforcement officer to search my car?

You may have had the experience while driving in Wisconsin of being pulled over by a law enforcement officer for speeding or some other traffic offense. As part of that traffic stop, the officer may have asked to search your car and you assumed that you had no choice but to consent.

What are some consequences I could face for drinking in college?

Your first year at a university is probably one of the most exciting times of your life. Instead of having to obey the rules of your teachers and parents, you are now an adult, and you are on your own. During this milestone year, you might be looking forward to making new friends, attending parties and going to sports events, in addition to studying for your career. However, you and other college students in Wisconsin also need to understand the risks of college drinking.

How are prescription drug possession charges dealt?

Wisconsin has some pretty harsh penalties against drug possession that can leave you high and dry if you get charged and convicted. We at the Mayer Law Office, LLC, work to highlight what you should know about these possession laws, which can help you understand your position better.

The truth about domestic assault

Violence and assaults are widely known to occur all over the United States, but domestic violence is a topic that often goes undiscussed. Even though every state in the U.S. enforces domestic violence restraining order laws, the details of a restraining order can vary depending on jurisdiction. In regards to domestic violence in particular, Wisconsin enforces The Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence to help protect those involved in abuse.

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