Category: Disorderly Conduct

Are brass knuckles illegal in Wisconsin?

Possession of brass knuckles in Wisconsin is a crime in certain circumstances.  Contact our criminal defense lawyers at (414) 270-0202 for representation. The use and possession of brass knuckles in Wisconsin is not automatically illegal.  Instead, possession of this weapon is illegal in two situations: firstly, when possessed by individuals under 18 years old, and…


Firework laws in Wisconsin

Section 167.10 of the Wisconsin Statutes: Regulation of fireworks Section 167.10(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes begins and provides us with an important definition: … In this section, “fireworks” means anything manufactured, processed or packaged for exploding, emitting sparks or combustion which does not have another common use … But that definition goes on to exclude…


Fake IDs in Wisconsin: More than a ticket into the bar

Wondering what kind of trouble you can get into for possession of fake IDs in Wisconsin?  Van Severen Law Office, S.C. explains. Whether or not the law appreciates it, thousands of underage individuals throughout Wisconsin regularly engage in drinking alcohol.  Some of those individuals find adults to purchase their beverages.  Others sneak into bars or…


Reckless driving in Milwaukee – what are lawmakers doing to address the situation?

Increased penalties, local ordinances, and state criminal laws seek to fix a problem that’s getting worse with time: In 2022, Milwaukee Police Officers issued 496 reckless driving citations, a 32% increase from 2021.  During the same time period, there were 88 motor vehicle deaths, with 32 of those involving pedestrians.  Compare this to nearly a…


Intentionally coughing on someone else: crime?

The most likely charge: disorderly conduct Disorderly conduct is a Class B misdemeanor in Wisconsin.  That means the charge carries a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail, a $1,000.00 fine, or both.  Even though this is a lower-level charge, it’s still serious.  And a conviction for it will remain with you for the rest…

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