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By: Law Clerk Quron Payne
Driving a vehicle after drinking alcohol is known to be dangerous, and drivers who have a certain level of alcohol in their system may be arrested for the offense of operating while intoxicated (OWI). However, some drivers may be uncertain about how the laws in Wisconsin address driving after using recreational drugs or other controlled substances. Are there certain levels of drugs that cause a person to be considered intoxicated? What about legal
Continue Reading Is Drugged Driving the Same as Drunk Driving in Wisconsin?

By: Law Clerk Quron Payne
The summer months are a time when many people enjoy themselves outdoors and participate in a variety of activities. People in Wisconsin have many opportunities for fun activities, including hiking, rock climbing, boating, and swimming in lakes, rivers, and public or private pools. While most people take care to protect the safety of themselves and others while participating in activities, accidents and injuries can still occur. Victims who are injured in these situations will
Continue Reading Can I Pursue Compensation for Injuries in Recreational Activities?

By: Attorney Megan Drury
Parents may need to address issues related to child custody in a variety of situations, although this is most often a factor in divorce cases. Most of the time, parents will be able to share custody of children. Joint legal custody will allow both parents to be involved in decisions about how their children should be raised. Shared physical custody (known as physical placement in Wisconsin) will ensure that children will be able to spend
Continue Reading When Are Child Custody Restrictions Appropriate in Family Law Cases?

By: Attorney Megan Drury
Many people consider marriage to be a partnership. When a couple gets married, they will often combine their finances, and the income they earn and the property they purchase will be considered to be jointly owned by both spouses. Even if a couple wishes to keep their finances separate, they will need to be aware that any property they acquire during their marriage will generally be considered marital property. This property will need to be
Continue Reading How Will a Prenuptial Agreement Affect a Couple’s Property and Finances?

By: Attorney Cameron Weitzner and Paralegal Rachel Sweet
Marijuana use has become more and more accepted in the United States over the past several years. Several states have legalized marijuana for recreational use, and a total of 37 states allow the drug to be used for medicinal purposes. Because marijuana has been found to provide many benefits for patients, people in Wisconsin may be looking to use the drug. However, it is important to understand the current laws regarding
Continue Reading What Are Wisconsin’s Laws Regarding Medical Marijuana?

For most parents, the possibility of their children suffering harm is one of the worst things to contemplate. Parents do everything they can to keep their children safe, but it is impossible to watch them every second of every day. When parents leave their children in someone else’s care, they expect those people to provide the same level of protection while also meeting the children’s needs. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, and children can sometimes suffer serious injuries
Continue Reading What Are Parents’ Options When Children Suffer Daycare Injuries?

By: Attorney Jorge Fragoso and Law Clerk Quron Payne
Numerous actions may cause a person to be arrested and charged with a criminal offense, and the penalties they may face will depend on the specific laws they are accused of violating and the harm that was done to their alleged victims. While there are many different ways to categorize criminal offenses, many crimes can be divided into two broad groups: crimes against persons and crimes against property. The latter
Continue Reading What Are the Consequences for Property Crimes in Wisconsin?

By: Attorney Christopher Strohbehn and Paralegal Ruth Campos
While motor vehicle collisions of all types can be serious, motorcycle accidents are especially likely to result in severe injuries. Motorcyclists have little in the way of protection, and they can suffer severe bodily harm if they are struck by a car or truck, thrown from their motorcycle, or make contact with the ground or other obstacles. Most motorcyclists recognize this danger, and they make every effort to protect themselves, including
Continue Reading What Types of Injuries Can Affect Motorcycle Accident Victims?

Same-sex couples and those who are in the LGBTQ community have the same rights as opposite-sex couples. These include the right to get married, to end a marriage through divorce, or to grow their family by having children. In many cases, these couples will look to adopt children, and when planning to do so, they will need to understand their options and the procedures that will need to be followed.

Types of Adoption for Same-Sex Couples
The adoption
Continue Reading What Are the Options for Adoption for LGBTQ Couples?

Being arrested for drunk driving can cause a number of difficulties in a person’s life. A conviction for charges of operating while intoxicated (OWI) can result in a number of penalties, including large fines and potential jail time. However, one other issue that can play a significant role in these cases is the loss of driving privileges. An OWI conviction will typically result in a driver’s license suspension, and in some cases, after a person regains their driving privileges,
Continue Reading Is an Ignition Interlock Device Required Following a Wisconsin OWI?

By:  Attorney Chris Strohbehn
After a long, cold winter, many Wisconsin residents who enjoy riding bicycles are happy to be able to hit the road as the weather warms up during the spring and summer. Riding a bike on the open road can be an exhilarating experience, and it can provide great exercise while serving as an efficient method of transportation. Unfortunately, it can also be dangerous. While bicyclists take many measures to stay safe, including by wearing helmets
Continue Reading Wisconsin Laws Meant to Protect Against Bicycle Accidents

By: Attorney Megan Drury
A couple that plans to get a divorce will need to address multiple types of assets during the property division process. While the division of some types of property may be fairly straightforward, determining to handle complex assets can often be a complicated process. This is especially true in cases where a couple owns a professional practice. After putting in so much time and effort to become a licensed professional and establish a practice, a
Continue Reading How Are Professional Practices Addressed During a Couple’s Divorce?

The criminal justice system is meant to provide everyone who is accused of a crime with the opportunity for a fair trial, and not to convict the innocent.  Unfortunately, this does not always happen, and far too many criminal defense cases are over-charged and a significant number result in wrongful convictions. In recognition of this, the State of Wisconsin allows those who have been wrongfully convicted to pursue compensation for the ways their lives have been affected by serving
Continue Reading Wisconsin Claims Board Rules in Favor of Man Who Was Wrongfully Convicted and Imprisoned for Decades

There are multiple different types of situations where a person may be accused of committing domestic abuse. These incidents are taken very seriously by law enforcement. If police officers are called to respond to domestic disputes or other situations where the safety of family members may be at risk, they may choose to arrest a person who is believed to have engaged in domestic violence. Those who are accused of committing these types of sensitive crimes may face criminal
Continue Reading Is a Restraining Order Required After a Domestic Violence Arrest?

By: Attorney Chris Strohbehn
Motor vehicle accidents come in many different forms. They may involve one car or multiple vehicles, they may take place at high or low speeds, and they may be caused by multiple factors. Rollover accidents can be some of the most dangerous collisions, and when a vehicle turns over onto its side or roof, the driver or passengers can suffer multiple types of serious injuries. By understanding the reasons why these accidents occur, victims can
Continue Reading What Are the Most Common Causes of Rollover Accidents?

There are a variety of issues that will need to be addressed during a couple’s divorce, and in cases where married spouses have children together, they will need to determine how child custody will be handled going forward. Couples are encouraged to work together to reach agreements on these matters, but they may encounter disagreements over a variety of issues related to how their children will be raised or how they will share physical placement. In these situations,
Continue Reading What Do Divorcing Parents Need to Include in a Parenting Plan?