Hurley Burish and Stanton, SC Attorneys at law

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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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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Non-Competes: Considerations for Both Employers and Employees

Author: Attorney Elizabeth L. Spencer Phone: 608-257-0945 Email: espencer@hurleyburish.com When an employer and an employee end their employment relationship, there are many loose ends that need to be tied up. One area that employees should review and employers should be monitoring is the status of any non-compete agreement and any restrictive covenants. The Law A […]

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Texting While Driving Legislation

Authors: Attorney John C. Mitby & Law Clerk Sarah E. Schuchardt Phone: 608-575-4077 Email: jmitby@hbslawfirm.com New Legislation Pending to Modernize Texting While Driving Statute The Wisconsin Association for Justice is promoting a bill that will modernize Wisconsin’s text messaging statute. The bill will expand the prohibited activities to entering, transmitting, or accessing data while driving. […]

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Wisconsin’s Implied Consent Law after State v. Blackman

By: David E. Saperstein Email: dsaperstein@hbslawfirm.com Phone: 608-257-0945 I see three big “take-aways” from last month’s surprising decision by the Supreme Court of Wisconsin (SCOW) in State v. Blackman1. The assertion that probable cause still matters in the context of Wisconsin’s beleaguered Implied Consent Law is perhaps the biggest take-away. Coming in a close second, […]

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