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Possession of Synthetic Marijuana in Wisconsin: What You Need to Know

October 3, 2017

 

Many people already aware that marijuana is illegal in Wisconsin, make the mistake of assuming synthetic marijuana is both legal and safe to use. Neither are true.

It's important to know that synthetic marijuana and other synthetic cannabinoids are considered controlled substances under Wisconsin's drug laws, making the use, possession or sale of these substances illegal.

In addition to being illegal in Wisconsin, synthetic cannabinoids are also extremely dangerous substances. The use of fake marijuana and other synthetic marijuana substances has been linked to severe health consequences, including seizures and even death.

This article presents a quick run-down of important information you should know about synthetic cannabinoids, including Wisconsin's penalties for the crime of possession of this illegal drug.

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Fighting Marijuana Possession Charges in Wisconsin: A Success Story

September 30, 2017

Stangl Law understands how frightening it can be to find yourself or your child suddenly facing drug possession charges in Wisconsin. After contacting an experienced drug defense lawyer to explore your options, it's also important not to give up hope.

Friends and family can offer wonderful support, but in times such as this, it can also be helpful to learn about similar stories of individuals who chose to fight drug charges in Wisconsin and had success.

The following case story is shared with that intention: to show that it is possible to successfully fight drug possession charges in Wisconsin.

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How To Handle A Sexual Assault Charge in Wisconsin

September 25, 2017

In today’s culture, being accused of a sexual offense usually comes with a “guilty until proven innocent” response from the public. Sex crimes almost always carry heavy penalties and consequences that affect your everyday life, long after any formal punishments come to an end.

Mandatory registration as a sex offender, comparatively large fines, and mandatory minimum jail sentences are commonly associated with sex offenses in Wisconsin, as well as the rest of the country.

If you’ve been accused of a sex offense in Madison, Wisconsin, it’s crucial you have a full understanding of both the charges being levied against you, and what you need to do next to protect yourself.

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Guidelines for Sex Offenders on Halloween in Wisconsin

September 24, 2017

Ghosts, goblins and...sex offenders? It may not surprise you to learn that many parents across Wisconsin become anxious at Halloween, not knowing if their child's next "Trick or Treat" will come after knocking on the door of a registrered sex offender.

It might surprise you to learn that individuals listed on the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry may agree that October 31st can, indeed, be the scariest night of the year due to both increased restrictions and increased scrutiny of law enforcement on Halloween.

This article covers the rules registered sex offenders must follow on Halloween in Wisconsin. While serving as an important guideline to those listed on the Registry, this information can also serve as a resource for parents.

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How To Hire A Wisconsin OWI Lawyer: 9 Questions to Ask

September 23, 2017

Posting bail after a drunk driving arrest can feel like a huge relief, but understand it's only the beginning in your battle against operating under the influence of an intoxicant or OWI charges in Madison or elsewhere across Wisconsin.

Since our state adopted stricter laws against some OWI offenses in 2016, it's more important than ever to consult a skilled Wisconsin drunk driving defense attorney if you've been charged with OWI, DUI, DWI, BAC, PAC or any other drug- or alcohol-related offense or offenses.

If you're like many people who get pulled over for drunk driving in Wisconsin, it's likely you've never had to hire a criminal defense attorney before, and may not know where to start. This article presents a list of ten important questions to ask to help ensure you find the right attorney for your needs.

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The Legality of OWI Traffic Stops and Searches in Wisconsin

September 21, 2017

If you were recently stopped and searched by police in Wisconsin, you're likely wondering, "When are police allowed to search my vehicle?"

To gain a better understanding of this important point, it's helpful to understand the meaning of "probable cause" under Wisconsin law.

Keep reading to learn more about the Wisconsin probable cause definition, examples of probable cause, and what police can do under the protection of probable search in Wisconsin.

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Domestic Battery With a Weapon in Wisconsin: Definition, Penalties, and Sentencing

September 18, 2017

A charge for battery domestic violence in Wisconsin is done under essentially the same facts as a regular battery domestic violence case but comes along with a greater penalty, due to the domestic abuse enhancer or weapon.

It’s important to recognize that a "weapon" under Wisconsin law, can be just about any object; it’s not restricted to knives and guns. Picture frames, sticks, cost hangers and garbage bags – just about any household object can be classified as a weapon in a battery domestic violence case.

If you lose your cool and throw a potted plant at your spouse, live-in partner or ex, you could be charged with domestic battery violence with the use of a deadly weapon.

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Video: 3 Things You Should Know Before Appealing a Criminal Conviction in Wisconsin

September 17, 2017

Watch this video to learn the top 3 things you should know before appealing a criminal conviction in Wisconsin.

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5 Ways You Might Incur Extra Penalties For OWI-Related Incidents

September 16, 2017

If you've been arrested for driving under the influence in Wisconsin, you may also find yourself charged with additional criminal offenses you didn't predict.

Wisconsin OWI law does not generalize all drunk driving cases into one standardized set of repercussions. Although repeated drunk driving offenses are perhaps most commonly perceived to result in additional or more severe punishments, there are in fact a wide range of circumstances that could place someone charged with OWI in more trouble than they otherwise would find themselves.

There are a number of situations and factors which might result in you facing additional charges during an OWI stop in Wisconsin. Keep reading to learn about these important circumstances and associated penalties.

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What You Need To Know About Underage OWI in Wisconsin

September 15, 2017

I’ve talked at length about the consequences of OWI charges and convictions for adults in Wisconsin, but for those with underage teens who may be old enough to drive but too young to consume alcohol, it’s important to understand the differences between each group as the laws and penalties are not the same.

This article will provide important information relating to OWI for drivers not yet of the legal drinking age in Wisconsin.

Even if you feel confident your teen or teens would not drink and drive, it's still a good idea to discuss this issue under Wisconsin law so they know their rights in case they or their friends ever find themselves being pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving in Madison or elsewhere across the state.

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