Hurley Burish and Stanton, SC Attorneys at law

When Asserting Your Innocence Can Be a Crime

By: David E. Saperstein Email: dsaperstein@hurleyburish.com Phone: 608-257-0945 We are taught as children, and presumably we still teach our children, that telling the truth is a virtue; that there is nothing more important than the truth. One could argue that truth is elemental to a cohesive societal order. It is also a foundational, elemental principle […]

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Am I required to pay out my employee’s unused vacation time?

Authors: Attorney Elizabeth L. Spencer Phone: 608-257-0945 Email: espencer@hurleyburish.com Whether an employee is voluntarily leaving employment or an employer is terminating an employees’ employment, questions may arise on what wages are due. One key question that may arise is how will unused vacation time be handled and how is it required to be handled by […]

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I’ve Been Convicted of a Crime. Now what?

Author: Attorney Catherine E. WhiteEmail: cwhite@hurleyburish.comPhone: 608-257-0945 When plea bargaining or trial doesn’t go the way you wanted it to, the final judgment entered by the trial court may be just the beginning of the legal battle. The first step is usually a direct appeal. In a direct appeal, the defense attorney will usually file […]

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Using 28 U.S.C. § 2241 To Challenge an ACCA Sentence

Attorney Catherine E. WhitePhone: 608-257-0945Email: cwhite@hurleyburish.com A federal conviction for being in unlawful possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g), usually carries a 10-year maximum sentence. But under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), the defendant is instead subject to a 15-year mandatory minimum sentence, with a maximum possible sentence of […]

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What happens when a charity named in my estate plan goes defunct?

Attorney Thomas VercauterenPhone: 608-257-0945Email: tvercauteren@hurleyburish.com Recently, Dane County decided to end its partnership with the Henry Vilas Zoological Society, the nonprofit entity that supported the Vilas Zoo.  The county cited concerns regarding the large cash reserves that the nonprofit held and the accessibility of funds raised with the intention to support the zoo. Perhaps overlooked […]

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Divorced/Single with minor children and planning to move? Read this Primer on the Change in the Wisconsin Relocation Statute

Attorney Sarah SchuchardtPhone: 608-257-0945Email: sschuchardt@hurleyburish.com Wisconsin changed the relocation statute just over a year ago, which changed the process and what a parent must establish before getting approval to relocate with the minor child(ren) after a divorce or paternity judgment. Previously, a parent seeking to relocate only had to provide notice and an opportunity to […]

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New Department of Corrections Interpretation of Sex Offender Registry Statute Now Requires Thousands of Individuals to Register as Sex Offenders For Life.

Attorney Marcus Berghahn Phone: 608-257-0945 Email: mberghahn@hurleyburish.com Wisconsin law provides that an individual who has been convicted of a “sex offense” must register as a sex offender. A qualifying “sex offense” is defined in Wis. Stat. § 301.45(1d)(b). Unless the individual was convicted of the most serious offenses or was found to be a sexually […]

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An Expunged OWI Counts for Purposes of Determining Penalties for Subsequent OWIs

Attorney Sarah SchuchardtPhone: 608-257-0945Email: sschucardt@hurleyburish.com The Wisconsin Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling on December 21, 2018 in State of Wisconsin v. Justin A. Braunschweig, 2018 WI 113, that a prior expunged OWI must be counted when determining penalties for subsequent OWIs.  State of Wisconsin v. Justin A. Braunschweig, 2018 WI 113, ¶ 2.  The […]

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