Aug. 26, 2016 – A man who pleaded guilty to selling a large amount of methamphetamine with his girlfriend in northwestern Wisconsin recently lost his federal appeal, despite his argument that the judge improperly calculated the quantity he sold.
July 6, 2016 – The U.S. Supreme Court, in a decision released June 23, 2016, ruled that police must obtain a warrant in drunk driving cases before seizing blood, but not for intoximeters. In this article, criminal lawyer Marcus Berghahn explains the ramifications.
Decided in June 1966, the landmark decision in Miranda v. Arizona, requiring police to give suspects “Miranda warnings,” turns 50 years old this month. In this article, criminal defense attorney Marcus Berghahn revisits Miranda as its stands today.
Heads up: More changes to landlord-tenant laws in Wisconsin. In this article, Delavan attorney Brian Schuk explains how Act 176 helps landlords remove problem tenants with “crime-free” notice provisions, changes to “notice” language, and other measures.
In 2005, Michael Belleau was civilly committed as a “sexually violent person,” after serving prison time for sexually assaulting children. When released in 2010, Wisconsin law required him to wear a GPS monitoring device for the rest of his life. Recently, a federal appeals court upheld the state law, reversing a lower court.