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.
As a resident in Wisconsin who is facing a potential wrong conviction, you may not know much about appeals or where to begin with the process. At Mayer Law Office, LLC, we will help you and give you information you need to deal with appealing.
The year 2015 saw 190 people killed in Wisconsin as a result of alcohol-related car crashes. Two state legislators are trying to decrease that number by passing a law that makes first-offense drunk driving a criminal offense rather than a civil violation.
The memories of witnesses to allegedly criminal events can sometimes be unreliable, and witness accounts of a shooting at a strip club in Madison, Wisconsin seem to contradict evidence collected at the scene.
At the beginning of 2018, Wisconsin passed stricter penalties for repeat offenders. For example, people convicted of their fourth OWI in a 15-year period can now potentially lose their driving privileges permanently.
People who are arrested for and charged with a suspected operating while intoxicated offense in Wisconsin will want to educate themselves about the potential penalties associated with this type of charge. Every state has its own set of consequences so a person cannot assume that what happened to their friend or relative in another state might happen to them. In Wisconsin, some drivers who are convicted of OWI offenses must use ignition interlock devices for a while.
If you face any kind of Wisconsin criminal charges, you should familiarize yourself with the fruit of the poisonous tree legal doctrine. Why? Because it could help you in your criminal defense.
When a university student is the target of investigation for alleged wrongdoing by law enforcement as well as university authorities, handling the allegations of misconduct independently of the criminal justice process is a standard practice at many universities across the country, including the University of Wisconsin-Madison. However, a student-athlete arraigned last week on two counts of sexual assault and facing possible expulsion over the alleged incident is suing the university on the grounds that continuing disciplinary action while he challenges criminal charges stemming from the alleged incident is a violation of his right to due process.
It is not uncommon for people in Wisconsin to have found themselves in situations where they are placed under arrest. Even if a person is not ultimately convicted of a crime, the experience can be trying and leave someone concerned about their future. One consideration for people is how they will get a job if they have an arrest on their record and especially if they have a conviction on their record.
Anytime you receive a conviction for a criminal offense in Wisconsin, you face penalties, and while some possible penalties, such as jail time, fines or community service, may come directly from the court system, others are more civil in nature. Known as “collateral consequences,” these potential other repercussions you may face after a criminal conviction can still have a considerable impact on your life. At Mayer Law Office, LLC, we are well-versed in the collateral consequences that exist in Wisconsin, and we have helped many people facing criminal charges work to lessen their impact.