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Traffic Stops Reduce Crime in Milwaukee

In mid-October, Milwaukee Police stepped up traffic enforcement targeting dangerous driver behavior.  The focus has been on speeding, reckless driving, and running red lights.  This heightened level of enforcement has resulted in a decrease in crime when compared with the same length of time prior to the enforcement beginning.  Some of the reductions include: A…

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Celebrating the New Year? Be Prepared!

If you’re going out drinking to celebrate the New Year, be aware that officers will be out in full force looking for intoxicated drivers.  According to the Milwaukee Sheriff’s office, the OWI task force in Southeastern Wisconsin plans to triple their usual numbers for the holiday weekend.  Sheriff Schmidt said that the average blood alcohol…

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Constitutional Carry in Wisconsin?

How close are Wisconsinites to carrying without a permit? A new bill passed the Wisconsin State Senate Judiciary Committee on 3-2 party line vote earlier this month. That approval cleared the way for the full Senate to consider the bill sometime next month. The bill would allow individuals to lawfully carry a concealed firearm without…

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Intimidation of a Witness/Victim Charges

Witness intimidation growing issue in Milwaukee If you read the news in Milwaukee, you’ve seen the countless stories over the past few years regarding the growing problem of witness intimidation.  Those stories have focused mainly on defendants who have tried to kill witnesses in their cases.  And although killing a witness is a rare event,…

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Remember: you don’t have to talk to the police

At what point would our criminal defense attorneys challenge an illegal statement? Let’s assume that you provide a statement to police and we have some reason to challenge that statement.  For example, let’s assume the police failed to read your Miranda rights prior to an in-custody interrogation.  At which point in the criminal process do…

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Can’t finish the bottle?  Take your wine home with you!

Contact one of our criminal defense attorneys for help: Should you have any questions about this law, contact one of our criminal defense lawyers at (414) 270-0202.  Our firm defends individuals accused of all drunk driving offenses.  Those include operating while intoxicated, operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration, drugged driving offenses, refusals, and all other…

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Holiday Weekend Tips to Remember

Meyer Van Severen, S.C. defends criminal cases throughout Wisconsin. The 4th of July is right around the corner.  It’s a good idea to keep an eye out for special enforcement of OWI/DUI offenses and offenses related to fireworks.  Here are a few reminders from our drunk driving and criminal defense law firm: Fireworks Possession of…

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Criminal Carjacking Penalties May Increase

Carjacking penalties may increase in Wisconsin A bill proposed in the Wisconsin Senate looks to increase penalties for carjacking in Wisconsin.  Legislators said they proposed the bill because of the increased rate and brazenness of carjackings in Milwaukee.  This post will explore the current law and look at how the new law would increase the…

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Jail Inquest in Milwaukee

Inquest into the death of Terrill Thomas: An inquest into the death of Terrill Thomas began last week and should conclude early this week in Milwaukee County.  What is an inquest and what is its purpose in this specific case?  This post examines the law regarding an inquest and why it was ordered.  Criminal defense…

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2nd Degree Intentional Homicide Charge for Kenosha Student

15 year old Kenosha student charged with homicide A 15 year old Kenosha high school student faces  2nd degree intentional homicide charges.  Prosecutors allege Timothy Carson and a fellow classmate at Bradford High School were fighting over a girl and that they arranged a fight in a park.  While the fight didn’t occur as planned, an altercation…

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