Category Criminal Law

Steps in a Wisconsin Criminal Case: Part 1

Receiving a criminal complaint can be a scary experience, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the criminal process.  This post is intended to explain the steps from the fruition of a criminal case to the initial appearance.  The first step in a Wisconsin prosecution is the referral of charges from the arresting agency to the prosecutor’s […]

Wisconsin’s Mandatory Arrest Law in Domestic Violence Cases

In Wisconsin, a person commits the crime of domestic abuse by committing battery, inflicting pain or fear, or sexually assaulting a person in his or her family or household.  It is also a crime in Wisconsin to violate the terms of a restraining order.  Under Wisconsin law, special rules and procedures apply to domestic violence […]