Wisconsin Court of Appeals: Confession Provided By Mentally Disabled Man Under Police Pressure Admissible

August 13, 2019 | Criminal Defense Attorney

When the police interrogate a person who is suspected of a crime, they are trying to obtain evidence and, if possible, a confession. In order for a confession to be admissible in court, it must be made voluntarily, however, and the tactics that police often use when interrogating suspects may call into question whether a confession was voluntary or not. As a result, criminal defendants who have provided confessions while being questioned by police often move to have their confession excluded from evidence based upon the conduct of law enforcement at the time they made their confession.

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Is Marijuana Possession Legal in Wisconsin?

July 22, 2019 | Drug Defense Lawyer

Since the sale and possession of recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado in 2014, the attitude toward cannabis use and legalization has largely shifted across the United States. People in many states have seen cannabis-related propositions on ballots, and state legislatures have voted on many proposals involving medical marijuana, recreational marijuana, hemp, and the decriminalization of marijuana possession. With so many changes, it can be difficult to know the law and the potential consequences of marijuana possession.

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Do I Need a Lawyer for a Misdemeanor Charge?

July 9, 2019 | Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have recently been accused of a misdemeanor offense, you may be wondering whether you really need to retain an attorney. While it’s certainly true that misdemeanors are less serious than felonies, the fact is that any criminal conviction can result in significant legal and collateral consequences that have the potential to affect nearly every aspect of your life. For this reason, if you have been arrested or received a summons for any criminal charge – whether it’s a misdemeanor or a felony – you should absolutely call an Appleton criminal defense attorney as soon as you can.

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Questions to Ask a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Wisconsin Before Proceeding

June 21, 2019 | Criminal Defense Attorney

Part of having a successful criminal defense case is choosing the right lawyer to represent you. It’s a good idea to interview a few different lawyers from different firms like Hogan Eickhoff to help inform your decision. There are few characteristics to look for specifically regarding your attorney’s experience and familiarity with other cases like your own which will indicate if you’ve found the perfect match.

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How to Choose a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Wisconsin

June 13, 2019 | Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal cases involve very high stakes. After all, the outcome of a case determines whether someone serves jail time (or has other penalties inflicted on them). Being accused of a crime can be intimidating and making the wrong choice can lead to dire consequences.

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Do I Need a Criminal Defense Attorney in Wisconsin?

June 5, 2019 | Criminal Defense Attorney

There’s plenty of misconceptions regarding how the legal system works in Wisconsin. One of the most common (and most harmful) misconceptions is a defendant won’t need a lawyer because they’re not guilty. Another mistake is someone won’t contact a lawyer because so far, their case consists “only of accusations.”

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