25 Aug 2022

Wisconsin in the midst of a constitutional crisis. Those accused of crimes without resources to hire an attorney regularly languish in jail waiting for legal representation as the State works to clear a backlog of an estimated 35,000 pending cases. Overcriminalization and a prosecution-oriented approach to public safety across the state have overwhelmed an already troubled system.

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19 Aug 2022

In 2021, Nearly 40% of the 18,000 law enforcement agencies across the nation failed to report crime data to the FBI’s national database. This was after a transition to a new collection system, causing huge gaps in national crime rates. Only 47% of Wisconsin law enforcement agencies reported a full year of crime data to the FBI. Click the link below to learn more details on this statistic.

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2022/08/15/see-if-police-in-your-state-reported-crime-data-to-the-fbi

29 Jul 2022

Generally, the police must obtain a warrant before searching property such as a car, house, computer, backpack, or purse. Although, there are exceptions to this law. For example, if you consent to a search of your car after a traffic stop, the police do not have to obtain a warrant. If you have other legal questions related to this topic, please do not hesitate to contact us at 608-572-7052.