Criminal cases in federal court are driven by mandatory minimum sentences. Drugs, guns, child pornography and sex trafficking (among others) all carry mandatory minimum sentences which used to mean that, if the government has the evidence and won’t let you plead to a lesser crime, you do the time. That just might have changed today with the advent of United States v. Zullo, an important decision handed down today by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.…
Brown County Human Services v. T.F., 2020AP793, 9/22/20, District 3 (1-judge opinion, illegible for publication); case activity To establish grounds for terminating T.F.’s parental rights, the Department sought to prove that she had abandoned her daughter, Allie, for period of 6 months or longer. It filed a successful motion in limine seeking to exclude evidence […]…
N.M. v. State, 2020AP964, case activity; and State v. J.M.W., 2020AP1057, 9/22/20, case activity, District 1 (i-judge opinions, ineligible for publication) Anyone who loves an alcoholic parent will find this decision heart-wrenching. J.M.W. has a close relationship with her 11 year old daughter, N.M. Unfortunately, J.M.W. also struggles with alcoholism and unstable housing, so the […]…
  https://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/authorized/what-do-i-do–4989883.html   What do I do?    I had a DUI in North Dakota in December of 2016. I live in Wisconsin. The penalty was 90 days loss of license. Wisconsin gave me my license back after 90 days and I never had SR22 insurance. I can’t get my CDL back until I carry that for a year. Except now my insurance company is dropping coverage because they found out about my DUI that’s almost…
By Sara Kropf The Department of Justice has embrace electronic surveillance in white-collar criminal cases. Search warrants to ISPs or phone companies for emails and text messages, or forensic analyses of a client’s electronic devices are the norm. I tell clients that by the time we learn about a criminal investigation, DOJ has already issued a search warrant or subpoena to Google for their Gmail account. One aspect of the the September 2020 update to…