What Counts As Evidence In Sexual Assault

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Wisconsin laws broadly define sexual assault, with different degrees of sexual assault depending on the seriousness of the charge. Sexual assault may be anything from unwanted sexual touching through another person’s clothing to penetration or rape. If you’ve been accused of rape or sexual assault, you’re likely worried about your future and potential legal consequences […]

Accused of Sexual Assault? Here’s What to Do (and Not to Do)

Being accused of sexual assault is a terrifying experience. In many cases, the people who are accused feel like these allegations are coming out of nowhere and want to take immediate action to defend their good name – and their future. As someone accused of sexual assault, it’s important to know that the things you […]

Attorney Christopher Van Wagner: Legal Excellence on the 2023 Super Lawyers List

In a world where the legal landscape is constantly evolving, it’s essential to have individuals who not only understand the law but also know how to effectively advocate for their clients. One such individual is Attorney Christopher Van Wagner, who has once again proven his mettle by making it to the 2023 Super Lawyers List. […]

Can You Be Convicted for OWI Without a Breathalyzer?

Being pulled over by law enforcement for suspected drunk or otherwise impaired driving is no less than a harrowing experience. Whether this is your first time or you have been in this position before, you likely have many questions and wonder what will happen next. Will you be convicted? What will the consequences be? An […]

What Do I Do After Being Arrested For A Federal Crime?

Navigating the legal system after being arrested for a federal crime can be overwhelming, but it’s important to take action quickly to ensure that your rights are protected to the fullest extent of the law. Federal crimes are typically more serious than state crimes, and they carry heavier penalties. If you have been arrested for […]

What constitutes self-defense?

You may be up against severe penalties if you face violent crime charges. If you believe you acted in self-defense, how can you prove it? Can a person who provokes an attack claim self-defense? A valid claim of self-defense to criminal charges requires proof that you were responding to unlawful conduct against yourself or, in […]

How does marijuana affect alcohol intoxication?

Whether you are under the influence of marijuana, hard drugs, alcohol or prescription medication, it is unlawful to operate a vehicle while intoxicated. Generally, this means you cannot drive if you cannot safely handle your vehicle. You also cannot legally drive with a blood alcohol concentration over 0.08%. If you use marijuana before, during or […]

False confessions: Issues during the interrogation process

Although a suspect may sign a confession, it does not always mean that he committed the crime to which he confessed. Many people may wonder why anyone would admit to committing a serious crime if they did not, in fact, commit that crime. Yet, people do it and, as a result, many of those people […]

Can vaping cause you to fail an OWI breath test?

In Wisconsin, it is unlawful to operate a vehicle if you have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above 0.08%. While officers can smell your breath and monitor your actions, they are likely to want to gather more concrete proof of your BAC. Asking you to breathe into a testing device is how the […]