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OWI conviction, OWI injury charges, Milwaukee OWI injury attorneys, great bodily harm, Class F felonyBy: Steven McGaver and Jason Luczak

If you are accused of drinking and driving, you could be charged with one of several crimes, depending on the facts of your case. For instance, if someone was injured in an accident that may be attributed to your intoxicated driving, you will likely face even much penalties than what would be typical with an OWI conviction.

Due to the severe penalties associated with OWI injury charges, a criminal defense lawyer is necessary to defend your rights in court and to speak to prosecutors on your behalf. 

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Milwaukee slip and fall attorneys, slip and falls, catastrophic injuries, slip and fall accidents, slip and fall casesA routine trip to a shopping mall or supermarket can turn into a life-changing medical emergency due to fall hazards such as uneven flooring or wet walking surfaces.

These types of accidents are called slip and falls. Slip and falls can be caused by a lack of hand rails, missing warning signs, poor lighting, or unmarked steps.

Slip and fall accidents can cause grave injuries that can take months or years to heal. Some accident victims may never be the same. Unfortunately, the elderly are at an increased risk for falling accidents.

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estate and probate law, Milwaukee estate and probate attorneys, probate dispute, estate dispute, probate litigationLitigation concerning the handling of a loved one’s estate can be some of the most emotional and contentious legal battles that take place inside the courtroom. Usually, there are multiple parties involved with strong opinions as to how the decedent's property should be handled.

An experienced probate litigation attorney can help protect your rights in this difficult time both in and out of the courtroom.

Procedures and Processes that May Be Involved

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motorcycle accident injuries, wrongful death suit,  Milwaukee motorcycle crash attorneys, Wisconsin motorcycle accident, motorcycle crash statisticsMotorcyclists are a vulnerable group of drivers on Wisconsin roads. Motorcycles are much smaller than the cars and tractor-trailers with which they share the road, and motorcycles have fewer safety protections.

When a motorcyclist gets into an accident, injuries are likely to result. Moreover, motorcycle accident injuries tend to be severe among cyclists. The same cannot be said for drivers and riders of cars.

About Wisconsin Motorcycle Accidents

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Textalyzer, Milwaukee criminal defense attorneys, constitutional rights, DUI, distracted driversBy James Lewis

The dangers associated with texting and driving have prompted some states to take direct action to combat the issue. With the aid of Cellebrite, a technology company, police departments may soon be able to use a handheld device to determine whether a person has been using his or her cell phone while driving a car. Named after the breathalyzer device used to detect alcohol present in a driver’s blood, the “textalyzer” analyzes cellphone data and allows an officer to see when drivers last used their cell phone.

The “textalyzer” is plugged into a driver’s phone and allows officers to see if the driver was interacting with the phone while driving. The company behind the device, Cellebrite, claims that the “textalyzer” collects minimal data from a driver’s cellphone. For example, the “textalyzer” could tell an officer that a driver had sent a text message at 1:56 p.m., but the device would not tell the officer the content of that message. While this advance in road safety technology may aid officers in catching distracted drivers, the technology could infringe on privacy rights and violate the constitution.

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Milwaukee criminal defense attorneys, teen alcohol use, teen drug use, binge drinking, criminal justice systemby Jason Luczak and Steve McGaver

Alcohol and drug use by teenagers and young adults under age 21 is prevalent in Wisconsin. This conduct can have serious legal consequences, e.g., detectable levels while driving a motor vehicle; if arrested at a party that is raided; where firearms or fighting is involved; or controlled substances that are shared with a friend, who subsequently dies.

Recent Statistics on Alcohol and Drug Use

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dark store legislation, Assembly Bill 386, Assembly Bill 387, Wisconsin uniformity clause, property ownersBy Christopher L. Strohbehn

Max Baucus once said that “Tax complexity itself is a kind of a tax.” That statement is true in many ways.

Recently, a number of bills, Assembly Bill 386 and Assembly Bill 387, have been submitted in the Wisconsin Legislature at the behest of varying municipalities seeking to change the ways that properties are valued in this state for a specific class of property owners. These changes seek to make the use of tax valuation rules for certain properties much more complex by seeking to step outside of the valuation of the real property to include other financial data. In essence, they are seeking to complicate the state tax laws to require that certain property owners have to be separated and segmented into their own specific market rather than the general market as a whole. This runs afoul of not only common sense but also the uniformity clause of the Wisconsin Constitution.

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Milwaukee LGBT adoption attorneys, LGBT adoption, LGBT stepparent adoption, LGBT adoption lawyer, Wisconsin adoption lawWith the legalization of gay marriage nationwide, many couples have become interested in adoption as a way to build a family. It is estimated that two million LGBT people have a desire to adopt.

The most recent numbers show that there are 16,000 same-sex couples raising about 22,000 adopted children in this country. Moreover, there are about 594,000 same-sex couples in the U.S., and 115,000 of those households have children. Further, it is estimated that the number of children in the United States living with at least one gay parent ranges from 6 to 14 million.

Wisconsin Law on LGBT Adoption

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b2ap3_thumbnail_LGBT-custody-issues-Milwaukee.jpgChild custody issues involving one or more LGBT parent have changed dramatically in recent years, giving this group of parents more rights and protections. Even with these great strides, there are still issues and circumstances relevant to LGBT parents. 

Two common custody issues LGBT parents may encounter are:

  1. Legal parents seeking custody or visitation; and
  2. Non-legal parents seeking custody or visitation. 

Legal Parents Seeking Custody or Visitation

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rear-end car accidents, rear-end crashes, whiplash, brain injuries, Milwaukee auto wreck attorneysBeing hit by another car from behind is a common type of car accident. Often, these accidents are caused by speeding or inattentive drivers.

According to 2014 data, rear-end crashes account for about one-third of all car accidents. In that year, there were almost 2 million rear-end accidents reported. Of those accidents, about 2,000 were fatal. Moreover, 522,000 of these accidents lead to bodily injury.

Is Fault Already Determined?

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