Across the political spectrum, Wisconsin residents agree that expungement laws need to be expanded to afford a clean slate to more individuals who have been justice impacted. With that level of agreement, it’s time that Wisconsin legislature act and give people the second chance that everyone deserves.
Governor Evers’ “Badger Bounceback agenda” introduces the proposition to legalize marijuana in Wisconsin. Evers feels as if we should join other states in their move to legalize marijuana’s recreational use.
According to Evers’ official website, his “2021-23 budget proposes legalizing and taxing marijuana, much like we already do with alcohol.”
It is projected that the legalization of marijuana would generate upwards of $165 million for our state.
Governor Evers additionally hopes to make changes to criminal penalties that result from marijuana related crimes in Wisconsin.
Additionally, the agenda proposes the infusion of $10 million into efforts to overhaul the “outdated” juvenile justice system.
Jury trials were suspended by the state Supreme Court last March, due to the spread of COVID-19. However, they are now set to resume in Dane County on June 1st. This determination has been finalized by Dane County judges.
Certain cases will be prioritized over others. When prioritizing cases, factors such as “ongoing incarceration, victim issues, severity, age of the cases, and public safety” will be taken into consideration.
In Wisconsin, the risks of getting behind the wheel while under the influence are widely discussed. However, what is not often detailed is the fact that prescription and over-the-counter medications can actually land you a Wisconsin OWI.
According to The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, legal prescription and over-the-counter medications can lead to impaired driving. These medications include antidepressants and even allergy medicines. View more information here.
If you are seeking aggressive OWI defense, contact Jasti & Khandhar. An effective attorney is paramount when your freedom and reputation are both in jeopardy.