Criminal Defense Posts

Boating safety: understanding of laws, common sense required

Boating violations carry penalties of anywhere from $20 up to $1,000 each. Common local violations include not having enough life jackets or a throwable life-saving device on board and overloading a boat. These violations can cost you, and you may be required to attend a boater’s safety course — which isn’t a bad idea for anyone hitting the water Read More »


Fireworks: What's legal in Wisconsin?

Some would argue there is nothing more American than apple pie, mom and fireworks, especially around the Fourth of July. Read More »


Curfew Laws: Why you need to know where your child is

Curfew laws are ostensibly designed to prevent crime, though there’s no definitive research to demonstrate that they do so. Read More »


Traffic tickets: a driver's guide

Even simple driving mistakes can be costly. Read More »


What NOT to Wear to Court

Wearing the wrong thing to court can decide your fate before you even see the judge. Here are some wardrobe items to leave behind when you head to court. Read More »


How to (realistically) avoid drunken driving this holiday season

The holidays are just around the corner and with them, celebrations and libations. But that also brings a sobering fact: an average of 300 people die each year in drunken driving crashes during the week between Christmas and New Year. And nearly every single one is preventable. Read More »


Five steps to avoid online defamation

A generation ago, members of the press were pretty much the only people who had to worry about defamation & libel. Today everyone online needs to think about it Read More »


Is an OWI lawyer worth the cost? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Most people familiar with drunken driving arrests will tell you it's never a good idea to represent yourself, but are outcomes any better when you work with a public defender? How about a private lawyer? This infographic shows drunken driving arrest outcomes according to legal representation Read More »


How can I stop someone from impersonating me online?

A friend of mine recently said she was surprised by one of my Facebook posts. I don’t have a Facebook page, so I couldn’t understand what she was talking about. She showed me a page that had been created in my name with my photo and other personal information and had connected with several of my friends. How can I shut it down? Read More »


How to perform a citizen's arrest (and why it's best not to)

Citizen's arrests have been getting a lot of attention lately — and causing some devastating problems. Read More »