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Can I be searched on probation? Act 79 searches explained

Court of appeals Anderson challenged the search at the trial court level and lost the argument. The Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court decision.  That court found that “Seeger had sufficient basis to believe that Anderson was subject to Act 79.”  Further supporting that decision, the court found “Seeger was familiar with Anderson, having…

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What is probation? What should I expect?

Withheld sentences vs. imposed and stayed sentences: When the court places the defendant on probation it also determines what to do with the underlying sentence.  Should the court announce a penalty on the front end for a failure of probation?  Or should the court wait and only sentence the defendant if he fails probation?  That’s…

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Wisconsin Criminal Felony Penalties

Felonies carry a variety of sentences: A 12 month sentence is much different than a life sentence.  One is painful.  The other is a complete restriction of our liberty for the rest of your life.  So, how do we break down felonies? Felonies range from Class A to Class I and carry different penalties.  Section…

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