Category: Criminal Law

I saw a news report the other day that talked about the increase in domestic abuse incidents not only in Wisconsin but throughout the nation. This increase is undoubtedly an unintended consequence of the quarantine orders associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus alone is putting extraordinary stresses on our personal health and finances as […]

With the surging popularity of “smart phones” we are all tied to our cell phones more than ever. Our smart phones are much more than a phone in the traditional sense. We have the capability to call, text, email, tweet, post, surf the internet, watch a movie, and much more with these new gadgets. All […]

Often times when a police officer makes an arrest, the officer will also seize your personal property. Depending on the facts of the arrest and the type of property seized by the police, reclaiming the property can be a long and frustrating process. This article briefly discusses the general authority of the police to seize property […]

Check out my latest video where I do my best to answer some questions that I have received related to the entry and search of college dorm rooms. For example, can the cops enter and search your room without a warrant? What about a RA or other University employee? I answer those questions and a […]

Our Wisconsin Supreme Court recently decided a case that has sparked some controversy about whether a person can lawfully drive away from a police officer who knocks on his or her car window during a traffic stop.  Judging by some media reports of this case, one would think that we all have nothing to fear […]

I was asked recently whether a citizen needs to identify himself/herself to a law enforcement officer. Watch this short video below to find out. If you feel you need attorneys in Madison, contact us.

With the rise of websites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube, we are documenting and sharing more aspects of our lives than ever before. Litigators have quickly realized that an opposing party’s social media pages can contain valuable and easy-to-access evidence.  For example, in a personal injury case, defendants often search plaintiffs’ Facebook and Twitter accounts […]

What is Sexting? “Sexting” generally refers to the act of sending sexually explicit messages, photos, or video primarily between mobile phones. Over the last several years the number of people “sexting” has increased while the ages of the people creating the sexual explicit images seem to be decreasing. Seizing upon the popularity of sexting, there […]

The Plaintiff’s, Charlie Neitzel and the families of Bradley Schultz, Lianne Thomas, Lindsey Stahl, and Katrina McCorkle in the case against the City of Crandon and Forest County, Forest County Case No. 08 CV 100, will file an appeal of Circuit Court Judge Mangerson’s decision to dismiss their case. As a result of this decision, […]