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Q: If Bond conditions state there's a no contact between two people can the person who is not on bond still send messages?

I'm on bond it states that I cannot have contact with a person or their residence, but they continue to message me multiple times a day. Is this legal

Sarah Schmeiser
Sarah Schmeiser
answered on Aug 10, 2021

Yes. If you are on bond for a crime and the Court orders you to have no contact with someone you are the one constrained, the other person is not. However, if there is an issue with this contact and you want it to stop, you may be able to take other action such as requesting a restraining order... View More

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Q: For the purposes of an SBA loan application, is a DUI considered a "criminal offense"?
Sarah Schmeiser
Sarah Schmeiser
answered on Jun 9, 2021

A DUI is a criminal offense in all states except for Wisconsin. In Wisconsin a first offense DUI is usually a traffic ticket and not a criminal offense.

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Q: For a second 2nd dui, but the first was more than 10 years ago (in 2003) Do we have to install an interlock device.
Sarah Schmeiser
Sarah Schmeiser
answered on May 13, 2021

The law in Wisconsin does state that if you have a previous first offense DUI that was more than 10 years ago and you now have another first offense, you are required to have the ignition interlock device installed. In practical terms, if the information sent in to the Department of Transportation... View More

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