We're just a day away from Halloween, and it seems that everyone is making preparations. Wisconsin children are putting finishing touches on their costumes, parents are buying candy and law enforcement agencies around the state are preparing to ramp up enforcement on several fronts.
In Wisconsin, a law exists that is referred to both as a fetal protection law and as a cocaine mom law. In essence, this law compels pregnant women deemed to have a severe degree of drug dependency to ingest anti-addiction drugs and/or spend time in chemical dependency treatment facilities.
Americans love to drink alcohol, but the romance is especially strong here in Wisconsin. It's common to have a few drinks during happy hour after work or while watching a Packers game with friends. Most of us can drink in moderation and don't think we need to worry about driving home afterward.
When teenagers commit a crime, the potential punishment they face if convicted can vary largely depending on their age. Each person matures at a different pace, so it's not easy to say when someone actually becomes an "adult." but at a certain age, the law make that determination for them.
DNA evidence has become crucial in helping Wisconsin's law enforcement agencies solve violent crimes. Wisconsin's criminal DNA database has reduced the likelihood of wrongful convictions and has also helped exonerate some wrongfully convicted individuals who have spent years in prison for crimes they didn't commit.