Hurley Burish and Stanton, SC Attorneys at law

Nuts and Bolts Series: Criminal Court in Wisconsin Vol. 1 – Bail and Pretrial Release

Author: Attorney David E. SapersteinPhone: 608-257-0945Email: dsaperstein@hurleyburish.com This practical series, “Nuts and Bolts,” is intended to demystify the process of being charged with a crime in Wisconsin state (circuit) courts. The court process can be overwhelming. Knowing what to expect from the process may make it less confusing and unpredictable, and hopefully less stressful. Will […]

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On False Statements & Talking to the Police

Author: Attorney Marcus BerghahnPhone: 608-257-0945Email: mberghahn@hurleyburish.com We advise our clients to not speak with law enforcement without first seeking the advice of counsel.  Because when speaking with law enforcement you have two choices:  tell the truth or say nothing at all.  Anything short of the truth—even when law enforcement knows the statement to not be […]

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Parking Enforcement, Chalk, License Plates Readers and the Fourth Amendment

Author: Attorney Marcus J. BerghahnPhone: 608-257-0945Email: mberghahn@hurleyburish.com Given that parking tickets are probably one of the most common and annoying types of police contacts that a citizen may have, it’s not surprising that a smart attorney found the right case to challenge the manner in which parking restrictions were enforced:  by chalking tires.  In Madison, […]

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Wisconsin Business Closings and Mass Layoffs in the Time of Coronavirus

Authors: Attorney John C. Mitby and Attorney Elizabeth L. SpencerPhone: 608-257-0945Email: jmitby@hurleyburish.com, espencer@hurleyburish.com As employers continue to cope with the consequences of the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic they may face the unfortunate decision of having to engage in mass layoffs of employees or close their business entirely. Wisconsin employers need to be aware of the […]

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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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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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