The Complete Guide to Wisconsin Statutes of Limitation

August 6, 2020

A statute of limitation sets a specific period of time the state can prosecute a particular crime. After that time passes, they lose the right to bring a case forever.

Generally speaking, the more serious or violent the crime, the longer the statute of limitation is and some offenses have no limitation at all. In certain situations, the state can be granted additional time to bring a case by having the statute of limitation tolled or suspended. (Wis. Stat. § 939.74

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Is Embezzlement a Felony or Misdemeanor in Wisconsin?

October 3, 2019

If you've been charged with embezzlement in Madison or elsewhere across the state, or expect to receive such accusations soon, then you may be wondering what a typical penalty for embezzlement is under Wisconsin law.

To help you prepare for your defense, keep reading to learn the definition of embezzlement under Wisconsin state law and the process for determining possible punishments you may face if convicted.

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Identity Theft in Wisconsin: 2 Laws to Understand

July 15, 2019

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has listed identity theft as its top consumer complaint for 15 years in a row.

In its most recent report of this kind, the agency pointed to a sharp increase in imposter scams—a form of identity theft through the impersonation of a government agency or other businesses or organization.

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Understanding The Cost of Bail in Wisconsin

May 30, 2019

After an arrest in Wisconsin, it's common to wonder how soon you can get out on bail and what it will cost. However, not everyone who is arrested is granted bail.

Being granted bail is not guaranteed in Wisconsin.

Whether or not you are found eligible for bail will be up to the judge presiding over your initial court appearance, also called an arraignment.

After reviewing the charges you're facing and the details surrounding your arrest, the judge will take into account any prior criminal convictions on your record. The judge relies on this information, combined with a number of other factors, to decide whether or not to grant bail in your case. If you are found eligible for bail, the next question is: "How much will my bail cost?"

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Am I Being Investigated for a White Collar Crime?

July 3, 2017
Wondering if you are being investigated for a white collar crime? Watch this video to learn more.
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The Guide to Understanding Bail in Wisconsin

June 20, 2017

Like most people, you probably have a general idea of what bail is: money you pay to get out of jail. However, there is much more to bail than that. Eligibility, costs, payment options and other requirements all come into play.

If you've been arrested and are wondering how to get out of jail in Wisconsin, it’s important to have a thorough understanding of the conditions surrounding bail in order to avoid further complications to your legal situation.

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Defending Against Embezzlement of Funds in Wisconsin

February 6, 2017

Facing embezzlement charges in Wisconsin can be a daunting experience given the severe penalties you risk, should you be found guilty.

If you're preparing to go to court to defend against charges of embezzlement or other white collar charges, it's in your best interest to hire a skilled and proven Wisconsin defense lawyer to defend your case.

In this article, we tell the story of a Wisconsin woman who hired Stangl Law Offices, S.C., an established criminal defense law firm based in Madison, to represent her against federal embezzlement charges. Read, in her own words, about her experience as she faced a potential sentence of up to 30 years in prison...

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Check fraud defense in Wisconsin: what to do if you're charged

October 4, 2016

There are several situations where a person may find themselves being charged with check fraud in Wisconsin.

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What is the Difference Between Fraud, Embezzlement and Larceny in Wisconsin?

September 27, 2016

When you are facing accusations of thievery, the exact flavor of theft in question can have a profound impact on the possible penalties and best defense practices for your case.

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What's the difference between mail fraud and wire fraud in Wisconsin?

September 20, 2016

If you find yourself facing charges of mail fraud or wire fraud, you may not recognize the particular brand of crime that prosecutors are attempting to foist upon you.

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