Category: Disorderly Conduct

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…


Are brass knuckles illegal in Wisconsin?

What are brass knuckles? Brass knuckles are simply pieces of metal, plastic, or carbon fibers shaped to fit around the knuckles.  The device works by preserving and concentrating a punch’s force by directing it towards a smaller and harder contact area.  This results in an increased potential for tissue disruption, including an increased likelihood of…


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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