A reduction in white collar prosecutions over the past two decades has resulted in a perception that the feds are letting people skate on federal crimes. Statistics from the Federal Bureau of Prisons state otherwise. The federal prison population increased more than 3%, from 151,283 at the end of 2020 to 156,542 at the end of 2021. Read more here.
Attorneys can skillfully use documentary evidence in the courtroom to fight for your rights. The use of this evidence could be what wins your case. Learn all about it here.
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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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.