Category: Disorderly Conduct

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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