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Q: Poessess Firearm - Dom Abuse or Child Abuse Injunction is the pending felony charge. How much jail time am I facing?

My record consists of no felonies or violent crimes, 2-4 misdemeanors, and the only drug charge is a minor THC possession ticket.

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Q: How do I get my bail money back when I was never formally charged with anything?

I'm in Wisconsin. Last October, I was taken into custody for domestic disorderly. It was complete nonsense, (had the police bothered to look at the video recordings, they would have known that). I bailed out, the DA declined to charge me. Now it's been over 12mos, misdemeanor statute of... Read more »

Q: If a person's registry requirement was changed by a state AG, does that change hold if they relocate to another state?

The WI AG changed the interpretation of the rule on which length of SORP registration was determined. Thousands of men and women, including myself, were changed from 15 years to lifetime registration even though their JOC did not require lifetime. This excluded us from housing assistance, and made... Read more »

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Q: my dad's probation officer wants to go into my room without a search warrant is he able to I'm not on probation.

My dad is on probation and his officer wants to come and check my room even though I'm 16 years old and not on probation is that aloud?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Divorce for Wisconsin on
Q: I fled my husband 18 mo nths ago after several violent assaults. My husband has filed for divorce in WI claim abandonmen

What can I do to stop this lie? Can I prosecute him after 18 months? Can I get an order of protection?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Aug 2, 2022

Your question appears to be, for the most part, questions of Wisconsin law, not Florida law.

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Q: In Wisconsin, if a signature bond is set per case, does the court require a down payment as a % of a signature bond?

A non-trustworthy individual has told me that they need X amount of money because it helps cover their $500 deposit with the courts. However, after reading their case, the language of the case is as below.

If any amount of cash was owed to the courts as a condition of bail, wouldn't... Read more »

David Patton
David Patton
answered on Jun 2, 2022

No money is required for a signature bond.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Greetings, In Wisconsin does Negligent Operation of Vehicle warrant probation?

I recently went to court for trial on a Class H felony. The public defender arranged a lower charge of negligent operation of a vehicle and 1count of Disorderly Conduct. I would like to know does this warrant probation?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 13, 2022

A Wisconsin attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. But based on the category chosen for the post, a car accident attorney is not likely to know this. They deal more with the civil law aspects of pursuing monetary damages, not criminal charges. You could repost... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Wisconsin on
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... Read more »

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Q: I have a criminal defense question.

I sold some ammunition in a private sale to an individual who was over 21 years old. I was contacted by a detective saying that the ammunition that I sold him legally, may have been used in a murder. Ammunition is not subject to background checks in Wisconsin so I did not ask to see a concealed... Read more »

David Patton
David Patton
answered on Jun 21, 2021

Most likely you were contacted as a witness. They may be trying to tie the Defendant to the gun by way of the ammo. I am not a civil attorney, but it seems unlikely that you'd face liability assuming you were acting legally when you sold.

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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: I just found out my ex husband was exposing himself to my daughter 10 years ago.

Happened "often" according to my 14 year old daughter. She was around 5 years old

David Patton
David Patton
answered on Apr 3, 2021

Call the police. That is a crime in every state. You should also consider retaining a lawyer to represent you and your daughter. You have rights as victims under Marcy's law. It also sounds like you may need to get any visitation schedule amended. We wish you luck and are thinking of you and... Read more »

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Q: Does the good time law still apply for wisconsin inmates?
David Patton
David Patton
answered on Apr 3, 2021

In Wisconsin, you can get up to 25% over your jail sentence reduced for good behavior. However if your jail sentence is a condition of your probation (probably with a prison sentence over your head), good time doesn't apply.

Furthermore, in Wisconsin, if your prison sentence was...
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Q: If drug trafficing charges were dismissed in 2018 can they turn around now and take me to court again?
David Patton
David Patton
answered on Mar 16, 2021

Unfortunately, if it was dismissed without prejudice, they can recharge. That being said, you might be able to use the delay to make hay at the trial.

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Q: If a informant say your not who they are looking for but officers proceed with the arrest is that illegal

Does that still give them probable cause?

David Patton
David Patton
answered on Mar 9, 2021

Just like a lawyer, I have to say - it depends. In this case, it depends on what other evidence they have that provides probable cause.

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Q: Will it will benefit me to hire a lawyer I currently have a public defender that says she can't give legal advice!

First criminal charges ever- I have 3 disorderly, damage to property and a battery! Re: 2grown adults having an altercation at a storage facility. I don't know what to do, I need advice ASAP. Please & Thank you!

David Patton
David Patton
answered on Mar 9, 2021

Just like any attorney - mileage will vary. If you aren't clicking with your PD or you don't trust them, it's definitely worth hiring an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Gov & Administrative Law, Identity Theft and Criminal Law for Wisconsin on
Q: State vs ex to court for unpaid support for 3 children. He just stole from her EPPIC card

The State is taking my daughter's ex boyfriend to court for unpaid child support for their 3 young children. He owes > 15K.

Daughter just discovered he stole and used her EPPIC card and spent $600 on Bitcoin. (She filed a police report). He stole her identity 18 months ago, along... Read more »

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Dec 20, 2020

The matter with the credit card is a civil matter, not a child support matter. These are independent actions. The State has filed an action to require him to pay support and arrears. If he has failed to pay for a sufficient length of time and the Child Support Enforcement has run out of options... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Immigration Law for Wisconsin on
Q: What can we do to fix all this?

My boyfriend has an Open - Bench warrant issued since 2011, because he didn’t showed up to the court because he signed a paper to get deported, so Ice took him in. On his case record it has his year of birth wrong it says “1991” but he’s from 1993 and he was 17 years old, but since he... Read more »

Kyndra L Mulder
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Kyndra L Mulder
answered on Dec 8, 2020

It is necessary to review your boyfriend's record in order to advise him.

Consult with an experienced immigration attorney.

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