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Wisconsin Supreme Court Permits Warrantless Taking of Blood from an Unconscious Driver

By: Attorney Marcus J. Berghahn Phone: (608) 257-0945 Email: mberghahn@hurleyburish.com Attorney Marcus Berghahn was interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Central Waters program about the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision.  Listen to the discussion here:  https://www.wpr.org/state-supreme-court-says-police-can-draw-blood-unconscious-drunken-drivers On July 3, 2018, the Wisconsin Supreme Court held in State v. Mitchell, 2018 WI 84, that police  could take blood […]

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Decides Handgun Case

If Transporting a Handgun in an Automobile, You Should Have a Concealed Carry Permit to Avoid Criminal Liability By: Attorney Marcus J. Berghahn Phone: (608) 257-0945 Email: mberghahn@hbslawfirm.com We previously wrote about a case in the Wisconsin Supreme Court dealing with the conflict of two statutes that address the carrying of a firearm in an […]

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Governor Walker Signs Important Revision to Wisconsin’s Asset Forfeiture Statutes Into Law Restoring Balance Between the Power of State and Rights of Its Citizens

By: Attorney Marcus J. Berghahn Phone: (608) 257-0945 Email: mberghahn@hbslawfirm.com On April 3, 2018, Governor Walker signed 2017 Wisconsin Act 211, a bill that changes the rules the State has to follow when it seeks to forfeit property after it has been seized in relation to a crime. The Act significantly changes Wis. Stat. § […]

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Get the Big Picture: Selfies—When a Self-Portrait Breaks the Law

By: Attorney Marcus J. Berghahn Phone: 608-257-0945 Email: mberghahn@hbslawfirm.com Selfies, self-portraits shared on social media, are common place, particularly among high school students. When sending selfies turns into sexting, three criminal laws are often implicated; all three could have serious consequences on those who send, receive or possess the images. Many social media platforms, like snap-chat, […]

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Hurley, Burish & Stanton, S.C. – Criminal Law Section 2016 Year in Review

The Criminal Defense attorneys at Hurley, Burish & Stanton, S.C. had numerous successes in 2016 ranging from the dismissal of OWI charges, the dismissal of a negligent homicide charge and two acquittals at jury trials. HBS has attorneys experienced in defending clients in a diverse array of state and federal offenses in administrative, trial and appellate courts. Take […]

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Wisconsin Supreme Court to Address Two Statutes That Regulate How Handguns May Be Transported

Author: Attorney Marcus Berghahn Phone: (608) 257-0945 Email: mberghahn@hbslawfirm.com The state and federal constitutions protect the right of citizens to bear firearms. While Wisconsin law creates a license that authorizes the individual to whom it is issued to carry a handgun concealed on their person, no license is required to possess a firearm. Problems arise […]

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Potential Consequences Collateral to a Criminal Conviction

Author: Marcus J. Berghahn In addition to the potential for a term of incarceration, a period of supervision, payment of supervision fees, fines, court costs and assessments to name a few, there exist a number of consequences that follow conviction of a criminal offense, regardless of whether the offense is classified a misdemeanor or a […]

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Frequently Asked Questions Upon Conviction in Federal Court

Author: Marcus J. Berghahn Among the most frequently asked questions by those convicted of a federal criminal offense (after “Am I going to jail and for how long?”) are, “When can I have my first conjugal visit?” and “Can I bring my golf clubs?” Such questions about imprisonment and supervision may, initially, to someone who […]

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