Criminal Defense Posts

Can I be sued?

I had an adverse reaction to some new medication while driving my car and accidentally hit and injured a bicyclist. Can criminal charges be filed? Can the bicyclist sue me? Read More »


Underage drinking could cost parents

If you have a teenager, chances are you’re gearing up for prom and graduation season.  But if alcohol becomes part of those special events, both you and your teen stand to get in serious legal trouble. Read More »


Three bizarre social media lawsuits

We've blogged many times about the legal implications of social media... Read More »


Drinking and driving: what to do when stopped by police

When you see the flashing police lights behind you and you've been drinking, what should you do? Peder Arneson, a... Read More »


Domestic abuse: must I report it?

I teach grade school and suspect a student’s mother is being abused by her live-in boyfriend. My suspicions became even... Read More »


Do I have to answer whether I was drinking?

Tis the season to be merry! Read More »


Protecting consumer data requires vigilance

A few months ago it was Target and Michael’s. Then it was Heartbleed and Michael’s (again). Read More »


Students face academic - and legal - consequences when plagiarizing

The electronic age has brought easy access to a wealth of information on topics as diverse as history, science, art, homemaking, crafts, medicine, parenting and, yes, the law. Read More »


Do you have unlimited free speech?

Don’t expect the First Amendment to give you cover for anything and everything you might say or write. Read More »


Fantasy football? Don't bet on it

Right about the time fantasy football wraps up, it will be time for fantasy basketball, and Wisconsin fans will be at it again.  Read More »