Milwaukee Criminal Defense Blog

September 1, 2022
Can You Sue if Your Miranda Rights Are Not Read to You?

No. You can’t pursue legal action against a police officer simply for not reading your Miranda Rights to you during an arrest. A new Supreme Court ruling protects law enforcement from civil lawsuits filed by criminal defendants in this situation. However, this ruling does not prevent you from using an officer’s failure to read your […]

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August 1, 2022
The Difference Between Drug Trafficking and Possession

Being arrested for any drug-related offense is a shock. Your life can instantly come grinding to a halt, and you may be worried about what will happen next. This is understandable because your rights, your reputation, and your freedom are all on the line. Each year, about a quarter of all arrests in America are […]

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July 1, 2022
Can a School Fight Be Prosecuted?

This past May, a 12-year-old in Kenosha was charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly being involved in a school fight at her middle school. According to a CNN account, the girl was captured on video fighting another girl. An off-duty police officer attempted to break up the altercation. The story gets more complicated, as the […]

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June 1, 2022
What You Need to Know About a Cocaine Charge 

Cocaine possession is a serious charge in Wisconsin. Being caught with even the smallest amount of the drug can result in serious drug charges. If your cocaine charge turns into a conviction, your freedom and financial stability will be in jeopardy. At , we will help you understand what a cocaine charge can do to […]

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May 1, 2022
What’s the Difference Between a Removal of a Record and Expunging a Record?

If you were arrested, charged, or convicted of a criminal offense, you know the toll it can take on your life.  After an arrest, your focus likely shifts to the potential prospect of a prison sentence. If you are convicted of the charges levied against you, you have no choice but to satisfy the penalties […]

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April 28, 2022
How to Be Removed from a Sex Offender Registry

The criminal justice system comes down particularly hard on sex offenders. If you have been convicted of a sex crime, you are just one of roughly 750,000 people who appear simultaneously on the U.S. registry and on the registry detailing the location the offense was committed. About 250,000 of these listees are under supervision for […]

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March 1, 2022
Can I Get a Job with a Felony Conviction?

While the focus of prison time is often about punishment for wrongdoing, it can be easy to forget that incarceration is intended to be the beginning of an individual’s rehabilitation process. When a person’s prison term ends, they get a fresh start so that they can begin re-integrating into their communities. Much of the time, […]

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February 1, 2022
What Is the Difference Between a Federal and a State Charge? 

There are generally two different types of charges that a person can face. These charges are either state charges or federal charges. Distinguishing between the two can be challenging. Each state has the power to dictate its own code of laws prohibiting criminal behavior. Since each state has jurisdiction over its legal code, the penalties […]

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January 1, 2022
Five Ways to Avoid an OWI Charge

Everyone loves, and deserves, some downtime after a hard day’s or week’s work. Sometimes, that downtime involves relaxing at home and, sometimes, you want to go out and have a good time with friends or loved ones. It might involve a drink or two. Even attending a party, celebration, or work event may include indulging […]

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December 1, 2021
What Qualifies as Drug Paraphernalia?

If you were arrested for drug possession or possession of drug paraphernalia, you may feel hopeless and alone. But you don’t have to. The Milwaukee criminal defense attorneys of are dedicated to supporting our clients during this difficult time. We represent our clients and protect their rights within the criminal justice system. Our criminal defense […]

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Written by Michael Hart & Craig Powell

Last Updated : February 23, 2022