Prison inmates and persons who have been released from incarceration after they have duly served a prison term can suffer thereafter from many restrictions.
The crucially important role played by an experienced and effective defense attorney in a criminal matter is always underscored in a big way when police or prosecutorial misconduct surfaces in a case.
Wisconsin is considering strengthening its drunk driving laws but residents will have to wait until the state Senate is back in session next year. The Senate received three different bills from the Assembly. The pieces of OWI legislation would require court appearance for first-time offenders and beef up the state's interlock ignition rules on cars. The bills would also make a second OWI offense a misdemeanor and a fourth offense would be a felony charge.
One individual has been charged and two others arrested for their alleged part in the beating death of a Milwaukee club promoter. According to prosecutors, the victim was bludgeoned to death with a hammer after a targeted burglary went wrong. The criminal complaint alleges the man charged with burglary and three others broke into the promoter's home looking for valuables. When the victim came home, prosecutors claim, one of the accused, a teen, allegedly grabbed a hammer and attacked the promoter, eventually causing his death.
According to a new report, fatal hit-and-run accidents increased from 2009 to 2011, the last year for which data was available. However, the number of overall traffic deaths decreased. The report also said that 60 percent of fatal hit-and-run incidents have pedestrians as victims.
Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense. However, with each additional drunk driving charge in Milwaukee a person can face tougher penalties, and a fourth-offense DUI might be considered a felony under Wisconsin law.
A 22-year-old man was arrested after police say they were seeking him for felony possession of a firearm. The Milwaukee Police Department says that they found the man on the seventh floor neo-natal unit at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
Over the weekend, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department continued its Operation Drive Sober campaign, and arrested 10 people for allegedly drunk driving for the first time. According to a report, one person was also arrested for their third DUI offense.
When someone is arrested and convicted of a felony, they likely will have to serve significant time in prison. In addition to prison time, they might be restricted in other ways for an extended period of time. One of those restrictions might be a ban from purchasing a gun.
Milwaukee police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that occurred early last week. According to reports, a Milwaukee man turned himself into police around the time they found the man's car, which was allegedly a part of the hit-and-run. Reports say that he could face a maximum of 25 years in prison and $100,000 in fined if he is convicted of this felony charge.