August 2017 Archives

What are some kinds of homicides?

Imagine not having the choice when it came to killing another person. You knew it was wrong, but there was nothing you could do to prevent it. Now you face a homicide charge. Homicides cover a range of killings, both intentional and unintentional. Many kinds of homicides break criminal laws, which means that the people who committed them may be charged and prosecuted.

Do you know a college education doubles your risk for addiction?

If you're a college student in Wisconsin, you likely have certain educational, personal and professional goals in mind for your life. The types of activities you choose while you're at school may significantly impact your ability to achieve those goals. Some activities may help you advance toward your goals while others, such as those involving drugs and alcohol, may greatly impede your progress. Some studies show full time college students are twice as likely to become addicted to drugs and alcohol as non-students.

Can you be arrested for driving on prescription medications?

It's possible to be charged for driving under the influence of drugs even if those drugs are given to you by prescription. For many people, there is a disconnect between the medications taken by prescription and illicit drug use, but the truth is that all medications and drugs of all types have the potential to cause side effects that can affect your ability to drive safely.

What you need to know about assault charges

Assault is a serious accusation. It's a crime in which one person threatens harm to another in a convincing manner. Assault itself is not the act of violence; that's called battery. Battery is unlawful conduct of a physical nature. It can be unwelcome sexual contact or acts of violence.

What to do when an OWI stop interrupts your summer break

Summer is just about at its half-way point, and many Wisconsin college students are once again gearing up for another school semester. For some, the current goal is to cram as much fun and recreation into the remaining weeks of vacation as possible. As is often the case with college kids, this may include going to parties. As is also often the case with college kids, such parties may include alcoholic beverages, which may complicate matters should there be a traffic stop on the way home.

Cost is prohibitive when it comes to creating new OWI laws

The charge of operating while intoxicated (OWI) carries fines and penalties that are high, and if some people had their way, the penalties would increase. Legislators in the state want to make it harder to get back behind the wheel after an OWI, but the cost of doing so is prohibitive.

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