We all make mistakes. Sometimes, these mistakes have consequences that may affect not only our lives, but also the lives of our family and friends. In Wisconsin, homicide is one of the most serious criminal offenses and carries significant penalties. A Wisconsin student may be charged with this serious offense after a man was found dead in the student's dorm room.
Children make mistakes, but some mistakes can lead to challenges. Research has shown that children lack maturity in avoiding risky behavior. However, some decisions leading to juvenile offenses can affect a child for the rest of his or her life. Recently, police say that two sisters have made choices that may lead to significant penalties.
A first-degree homicide charge may be considered the most serious criminal offense, and it carries with it the most severe and harshest penalties. If convicted, a defendant's life and the lives of their loved ones may be forever changed. Defendants facing this serious charge should be aware of the precise defenses that are available for violent cases.
When people in Milwaukee and elsewhere have been charged with a sexual offense they face potential consequences that can affect their lives and the lives of their loved ones in the present and future. A sex crimes conviction could lead to prison time, fines and the requirement to register as a sex offender. It is important that a person facing a serious sex crimes charge seek help in creating a strategic defense plan. A defense plan may help reduce the penalties the accused may face. In Milwaukee, a man who faced sexual assault and other charges has been given a plea deal for the second time.
In Milwaukee and elsewhere, drug charges are not taken lightly. Those convicted of drug charges, such as drug possession, could face serious penalties that may impact the lives of the accused and their families. Recently, a Milwaukee man was charged with drug possession after police say they found marijuana in his mouth.
An individual accused or convicted of a domestic violence offense can face significant challenges, ranging from scrutiny by friends and family to possible jail time and fines. Anyone facing domestic violence charges should be aware of the possible defenses, in order to create a meaningful strategic plan that may reduce possible penalties the defendant may endure. Recently, a Major League Baseball player was arrested for domestic abuse.
The Fourth Amendment of the United States' Constitution is one of American's the greatest rights. It ensures that every citizen is protected from unreasonable governmental searches and seizures of homes and personal property. When a person's Fourth Amendment rights have been violated, the evidence found through the illegal search may not be used in the defendant's case. In Wisconsin, the Milwaukee police face allegations of illegal searches and seizures.
In cases in which those accused of serious crimes face mounting evidence, a meaningful strategic plan may be used as a way to obtain a lesser punishment. Sometimes, it may be to the defendant's advantage to plead guilty to an offense if he or she is offered a plea agreement that will reduce the possible penalties associated with the offense. Recently, a Milwaukee man pled guilty to Internet crime charges in court.
Accusations affecting a person's reputation and job opportunities should not be considered lightly. When charged or convicted of a criminal charge, a defendant likely faces difficulties in finding jobs, getting student loans and even a place to live. A man recently accused of stabbing a woman may endure severe scrutiny and other challenges from his community.
In Wisconsin, as in most states, a drunk driving offense carries strict penalties. Penalties for a first-time OWI may include driver's license revocation, mandatory alcohol education or treatment, fines and even time behind bars. Sadly, a drunk driving conviction can have a lasting impact on an individual's life, and, as the number of drunk driving convictions increase, the penalties become more severe.