I was arrested and found two seals containing herion residue also found needles in my purse the seals were not on me but I was charged with them
The average varies by county and a person's criminal record and current status (whether on bond for a pending charge, probation or parole at the time of arrest) can have a significant impact on the likely sentence if convicted. Syringes/needles are not drug paraphernalia under WI law.See question
Hello I have an ordinance violation in the city of oak creek in WI with a $250 fine. I was cited with 10 other activists for protesting inside a restaurant. I am wondering if we can reduce the fine amount from $250 to a lower amount or dismiss th...
Contact the National Lawyers Guid if this was a political protest. They may be able to connect you with pro bono or reduced fee attorneys.See question
Someone called my po with false allegations and she issued a warrant but my discharge date is in ten days. Will I be revoked? Can I wait until after my discharge date to turn myself in
No. A revocation warrant or probation hold tolls probation, so it will not terminate with the passage of time. You will be arrested on the warrant, whether you're revoked depends upon whether they can establish that you violated conditions and failing to report can be a basis for revocation all on its own.See question
Was operating a vehicle under the influence. Then refused the chemical breath test. Was booked at the Milwaukee Sheriffs Department and held for 12 hours without a phone call.
It is very important that you file a written demand for a hearing on the refusal with the court clerk for the court your OWI case is scheduled in, within ten days of receiving notice of revocation (usually received at the time you received the citation for OWI). Failure to make this written demand will result in a 12 month license revocation and ignition interlock device requirement in addition to any penalties you may receive on the OWI charge. By filing a demand for a hearing on the refusal, you could or your attorney may be able to negotiate a dismissal of the refusal in return for a plea to the OWI if you don't have a defense to the charges. Speak with an OWI defense attorney that practices in Milwaukee.See question
Hypothetically speaking, If a person would be arrested on NOVEMBER 30TH, held in custody 2 days, and saw a judge via video camera on December 1st, I would like to know how much time they would have to request a jury trial. Hypothetically speaking,...
Ten days from the initial appearance on civil traffic citations and most judges will also expect a written jury demand filed with the court clerk in that time for non-traffic civil forfeiture offenses. The right to a jury trial remains, without a requirement for a formal request/demand in criminal cases until affirmatively waived.
There's no such thing as a "sovereign citizen" recognized under the law. Google "idiot legal arguments " and go to the ADL webpage in the topic to see how US courts have addressed arguments raising personal sovereignty and similar quackery pushed as legitimate legal theories by fringe groups.See question
Me and my brother have a ticket for misdemeanor at our job. The police said that if we paid our ticket, we will have a clean record. Is he telling the truth? This is our first time dealing with the law directly and we both are under stress right n...
The answer to your question is no. Generally you must appear on any criminal charge, misdemeanor or felony, and there is no means to just pay your "ticket" to have it go away. Even expungement under WI law will not remove the record of a criminal conviction from your record maintained by law enforcement. At a minimum, you should take advantage of a free consultation with a criminal defense attorney to get a sense of what you're dealing with, rather than relying upon the advice of law enforcement. Some of us discount on marijuana cases and are eager to help people avoid life long impacts due to marijuana related offenses.See question
Two undercover police officers in a truck pulled into my driveway as I was just getting into my car. I had no idea they were police officers and after they knocked on the door of my house they walked over to my car and looked inside. There was a s...
This is one of the rare times that I find myself in disagreement with most of the responses to your posted question. The driveway and approach to the front door are not generally considered to be within the "curtilage" of a home and are not thereby protected by the constitutional protections requiring a warrant before police may encroach upon property and look at things that are open to view. The reasoning behind this is that most driveways and approaches to front doors are accessed by members of the public such as visitors, door to door solicitors, political campaigners, postal workers and such and that we really have no reasonable expectation of privacy in anything open to plain view in those areas routinely accessed by strangers and members of the public at large. It may be a totally different scenario if there's a locked gate preventing casual access to the property, but a long driveway alone is very unlikely to change the legal analysis in a 4th Amendment challenge to the approach and plain view issues you raise in the limited post. FYI, you should not post detailed, fact specific information concerning a pending criminal case in a public forum such as this ... just noted so that you don't follow this answer up with more details than you should.See question
I made a one TIme mistake of driving after drinking . And I KNOW the consequences are exactly what I deserve . However I'm in the Delayed enlistment program for the Navy right now I Have been kicked out . I blew .23 and I hit another car . I know ...
A compelling story about how a person would receive an unusually harmful impact from a conviction along with a lack of any prior bad conduct is certainly helpful in getting an OWI amended, however it's not enough in WI. Our state law prohibits dismissals without a reason being given on the record by the the judge on prosecutor's motion why the amendment would be in the community's interest and consistent with the purpose of the OWI laws which are designed to encourage convictions for impaired drivers. You'll likely need to present a good legal defense and preferably a solid basis for suppression of alcohol testing results or for the police encounter to begin with, in order to even get started talking about an amendment with prosecutors. With that, you're still likely going to need OWI experienced counsel that's also got experience and a respected reputation with the prosecutor handling the case. This is not the kind of thing you're going to be able to get by talking to the prosecutor and telling them you'll take any punishment if they just dismiss the charge.See question
I only had 4 points left on my license and I just got six more point taken away. My court date is next month. What options do I have left? Will i able to apply for a temporary license so I can drive from work to school.
First of all I would recommend hiring a traffic defense attorney who regularly works in the jurisdiction that your tickets are in (I do not handle cases in the Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha region). You're looking at a total of 16 points which is 4 points over the threshold for a points suspension, assuming you have a standard license. Traffic school can reduce your points by 2, but can only be used every three years and wouldn't be enough to avoid suspension alone under these circumstances. Speak with local traffic defense counsel about the possibility of reopening the recent conviction for a six point violation and working with you on both that and the new ticket; possibly agreements could be reached to avoid a points suspension with or without the completion of traffic safety school.
You will also have to start driving much more carefully and lawfully or you're going to end up facing potential habitual motor vehicle offender status and a five year license revocation in the future.See question
I live in WI. Got pulled over for revecated liesens . He called in my plates that came back so he pulled me over. He fond 3 suboxin films. So gave me all the tests and I passed. But still had me take a blood test and charged me with a OWI . I do...
This is a serious felony offense, so it's important to have legal representation and preferably with an attorney who's familiar with OWI defense. The prescription medication cases are very defensible and very possible to win when the blood levels are consistent with prescribed doses. The biggest problem with prescription medication OWI cases tends to be with sleep medications which put a person to sleep when taken as prescribed, but that's not an issue with suboxone which typically allows a person with narcotic addition to function normally. It may have been that the officer didn't realize that suboxone (as a schedule II, rather than schedule I narcotic) does not qualify as a "restricted controlled substance" under the OWI statutes where any detectable level found in the blood is sufficient for an OWI conviction.See question