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According to the Center for Disease Control, alcohol contributes to the deaths of over 4,000 people below the age of 21 every year, with more than 1,500 of those involving car accidents. To promote the safety of young people, Wisconsin law specifies the consequences for a variety of underage drinking offenses, including driving and drinking. If you have been arrested for underage DUI, you need an attorney who can help you understand your rights…
By Attorney Chris Strohbehn According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, large trucks are involved in more than 7,000 accidents, 2,000 injuries, and 70 fatalities throughout the state each year. Semi-truck accidents are particularly dangerous because of the size and weight of the vehicles, and in most cases, the occupants of other vehicles bear the brunt of the impact. These accidents happen for a variety of reasons, but one that can be challenging for an…
By Attorney Ray Dall’Osto and Attorney Erin Strohbehn Wisconsin once again is facing a misguided attempt to stop practical and essential public health measures and overturn orders issued by Governor Evers and his administration to help Wisconsin get through the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, our state supreme court (unlike courts in almost every other state) did just that by a 4-3 majority earlier this Spring. Now, a conservative law group has filed a suit seeking…
By Attorney Max Stephenson and Paralegal Courtney Hess If you are a parent who is getting divorced, your first concern will likely be for your children, particularly ensuring that their financial needs will continue to be fulfilled. The good news is that Wisconsin requires both parents to contribute to child support after a divorce, and there are processes in place to enforce payment.. However, if you have been a stay-at-home parent for a significant…
By Attorney Brianna Meyer A conviction for a criminal offense does not have to mean the end of your pursuit of justice, especially if you believe that the court erred in your conviction or sentence. You have the right to challenge your conviction with the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, but before you do you should make sure that you have legitimate grounds for the possible modification or reversal of your sentence. An experienced appellate attorney…
A disorderly conduct ticket could result from a number of different circumstances. No matter where you are — a restaurant, bar, or beach front — it is not uncommon to witness an individual display unruly behavior. Wisconsin law defines disorderly conduct as indecent, violent, profane, boisterous, abusive, unreasonably loud, or otherwise disorderly behavior that provokes or causes a disturbance in a public or private area. If you have been issued a disorderly conduct ticket, it…
By Attorney Chris Hayden The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching economic impacts throughout the United States and Wisconsin. However, with funding assistance from the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Governor Tony Evers and his administration continue to invest in communities and industries throughout the state to promote resiliency and recovery. As of August 2020, the State of Wisconsin has launched a website allowing the public to see how these funds are…
By Attorney Chris Strohbehn With the COVID-19 pandemic making indoor exercise difficult, outdoor alternatives like bike-riding have become a common way for people to get their desired daily physical activity. If you find yourself riding your bicycle more often, it is important that you take the necessary safety precautions, especially considering that a larger number of bicycle fatalities typically occur during the summer months. While many bicycle accidents are caused by drivers of other vehicles,…
By Attorney Chris Strohbehn According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 3 million people suffer non-fatal injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident in the United States each year. Less serious injuries, such as cuts, scraps, and bruises, are not as concerning, and may not require medical attention. However, more serious injuries, such as broken bones, whiplash, and tears can have life-changing effects. If you have been involved in a…
By Attorney Max Stephenson Although studies show that approximately 40 to 50 percent of all U.S. marriages end in divorce, 70 percent of those spouses who get a divorce end up remarrying later in life. A second marriage can bring much happiness and a new lease on life for those people whose first unions did not work out. However, to avoid rushing into a second marriage shortly after a divorce, some states have a…