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property tax appeal, property taxes, Wisconsin property taxes, Milwaukee appeals lawyer, tax appeals processBy: Chris Strohbehn

Every year business owners go through the ritual of opening up their notices from their municipality or an assessor to see how much the municipality is charging for property taxes that year. Of course, that ritual often ends with a groan and perhaps a feeling that for whatever reason this is not right. What can you do to make it right?

Call Your Assessor

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Milwaukee juvenile justice attorneys, drug trafficking, drug trafficking laws, juvenile criminal charges, juvenile offendersBeing arrested and charged with a crime is a serious matter for any person; however criminal charges are especially concerning for juvenile and young offenders and their families. Wisconsin’s juvenile justice system is complex. Therefore, it is important to understand the consequences that minors may face, especially if the charges are serious enough for the juvenile to be charged as an adult and what defense options exist.

Wisconsin Laws and Policies

Prior to 1996, all juvenile court cases were handled pursuant to the provisions of Chap. 48, Wis. Stats. Since that time, juvenile delinquency cases are handled under Chap. 938, Wis. Stats. and Child in Need of Protection and Services (CHIPS) cases under Chap. 48. The so-called “reforms” enacted in 1996 harshly criminalized Wisconsin juvenile law, e.g., carved out an age group of children (17 year olds), who are now always prosecuted and punished as adults, lowered the delinquency age to 10 years old, and allowed for automatic waiver of children to adult court depending on the type of felonies they are charged with. Most children 10 years and older who face charges of violating the criminal law will be tried in juvenile court if they are under the age of 17. However, there are a number of situations in which a minor may be charged as an adult. These include:

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drug trafficking offenses, Wisconsin drug trafficking laws, Milwaukee drug crime defense lawyers, drug possession, drug possession convictionby Ray Dall’Osto & Steven McGaver

While criminal charges can result in serious consequences, those who are arrested and charged with drug crimes, particularly those involving opioids and distribution, will face zealous prosecution and a significantly greater risk of incarceration. Charges related to the possession of controlled substances are serious, but accusations of drug trafficking (sale and/or distribution, possession with intent to deliver and manufacturing) are more likely to result in severe punishment, as well as a felony record. Those facing drug charges should make sure they understand the nature of the charges and their options for defense.

Drug Crime Statistics

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Milwaukee criminal defense lawyers, healthcare fraud, upcoding, identity theft, improper billing, false insurance claimsHealthcare is one of the largest industries in the United States with billions of health insurance claims being processed every year and trillions of dollars spent on medical care. The massive size of this industry and the complexity of insurance coverage and billing methods has led to prevalent abuse of the system as people and organizations seek to fraudulently enrich themselves. Healthcare fraud is common, and people should be aware of the possibility that they may face serious criminal charges if they commit this type of offense.

Common Types of Healthcare Fraud

Healthcare fraud can be committed by medical providers, patients, or other people or organizations involved in the healthcare system. Some common forms of healthcare fraud include:

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Milwaukee medical license defense lawyers, medical license defense, HIPAA breaches, HIPPA violations, HIPAA regulationsThe Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was created to protect people’s privacy and ensure that their medical records are kept safe and secure. When doctors, nurses, hospitals, or other medical providers violate HIPAA rules, they can face serious penalties, including civil fines ranging from $100 for an unknowing violation to an annual maximum of $1.5 million for willful neglect that has not been corrected as well as potential criminal prosecution.

In addition to civil and criminal penalties, medical professionals who commit a HIPAA violation may face the loss of their Wisconsin medical license. In order to avoid these severe consequences, it is important to understand the potential ways a violation can occur and take steps to correct any existing issues.

Common HIPAA Violations

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Milwaukee criminal defense lawyers, defending against OWI, OWI charges, field sobriety tests, OWI casesBy Ray Dall’Osto and Brianna Meyer

Being pulled over by a law enforcement officer for a traffic stop is stressful; however, the possibility of being arrested for OWI (Operating While Intoxicated, also called DUI) can make things much worse. If you are pulled over for a traffic stop or on suspicion of drunk driving, it is important for you to understand your rights. If you don’t know how to assert your rights, you have none.

The Right to Avoid Self-Incrimination

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Milwaukee pedestrian accident attorneys, hit-and-run accidents, pedestrian accidents, pedestrian injuries, filing insurance claimsAny car accident can be a frightening experience, but pedestrian accidents are among the most dangerous — people on foot are likely to suffer serious injuries even in a low-speed collision. A hit-and-run accident in which a driver does not stop his or her car or remain at the scene of the collision after striking a pedestrian can be especially devastating. Victims are often unsure of their options for pursuing compensation for their injuries.

Protecting Your Rights to Compensation

Under Wisconsin law, drivers who strike another vehicle or a pedestrian with their car are required to stop, investigate the accident, exchange information with others involved in the accident, and provide aid and assistance to anyone who was injured. Failure to do so is a crime and can result in misdemeanor or felony charges, depending on the extent of the damages.

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construction defect allegations, commercial litigation, construction defects, Milwaukee commercial litigation attorneys, comparative negligenceContractors and construction companies take a great deal of pride in their work ensuring that the buildings and construction projects they work on meet standards for quality and safety. Unfortunately, situations can occur in which a contractor is accused of performing shoddy or substandard work, and allegations of construction defects may involve damage to a property or bodily injuries. If you are facing these types of allegations, it is important to work with a skilled commercial litigation attorney who can help protect your rights and provide you with a defense against these claims.

How Can a Wisconsin Litigation Attorney Help?

An attorney can provide a wide variety of services in cases involving construction defects, including:

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Milwaukee prenuptial agreement lawyers, Wisconsin prenup, marital property agreement, marriage and finances, spouse’s rightsIf you are planning to get married, you are likely looking forward to a future of happiness and partnership with your spouse. However, you may also wish to make sure you are protected should your marriage ever come to an end. A prenuptial agreement can be beneficial, especially if you or your fiancée earn a high income or own a business or if one of you has children from a previous relationship. This type of agreement can provide peace of mind that your financial interests will be protected, and it can help you avoid conflict if you decide to get a divorce.

What Can Be Included in a Prenup

Under Wisconsin law, a prenuptial agreement is also known as a marital property agreement and can include the following:

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Milwaukee personal injury lawyers, Uber driver car accident, Uber driver car liability, Uber lawsuit, liability insurance policyModern technology has brought many conveniences to our lives, including the ability to find transportation through ride-sharing apps like Uber. These services make it easy to be picked up and dropped off wherever a person needs to go. Moreover, they allow drivers to supplement their income through the use of their personal vehicle. However, the increasing number of Uber drivers on the road means that car accidents involving these drivers are likely to occur. People who have been involved in a collision with an Uber driver should understand their options for receiving financial compensation.

Uber Insurance Policies

Uber drivers are covered by the company’s liability insurance policies, although coverage varies depending on whether a driver is waiting for a ride request, traveling to pick up a rider, or transporting a rider in their vehicle.

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