Criminal Defense Posts

Drinking and driving: Should I submit to a field sobriety test?

To request a field sobriety test, an officer must have probable cause that you were driving while impaired as evidenced by your driving behavior. Read More »


Restraining orders: when they are justified and how to proceed

A restraining order is a court order aimed at stopping someone from harassing you.  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 »


Four myths about drunken driving

Soon it will be the season to be merry, but statistics indicate that getting too merry can bring devastating consequences. Read More »


Expungement: Getting "That" Off Your Record

If you or a loved one is convicted of a crime, you probably want to get beyond that mistake quickly. Is there any way to remove the charges from your record? Read More »


Five tips for choosing a lawyer

Chances are at some point in your life, you'll need a lawyer. It is the nature of the complex world we live in that sometimes we need the guidance of an attorney to protect our interests. Whatever the reason, you want to make sure you get the caliber of representation you deserve.  Read More »


Five everyday legal tips to make life easier

Life can be messy. Thankfully, with a little legal planning, some of the messiest aspects of life can be minimized or prevented altogether. These five legal tips can help you preemptively smooth out some of the transitions and trials of life. Read More »


Driving with a cell phone: Wisconsin law clarified

Can you please clarify Wisconsin’s laws about cell phone use while driving? Can I text if I’m using voice controls? Read More »


Wisconsin crime increases in summer; don't be a victim

With summer comes sunny vacations, afternoons at the pool, ice cream sundaes and farmers markets. But summer in Wisconsin also has an unfortunate companion: increased crime.  Read More »


The party's at our house

We’re hosting a graduation party at home for our son and a few of his friends. As long as we’re supervising, is there any problem with serving a little beer? Read More »