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What is the difference between federal and state law?

As you may know, there are two types of courts in the United States. There is the federal court system and the state court system. While federal laws apply to everyone in the United States, state laws apply only to the people who are in a particular state. Although there are also what are known as local laws, they are actually somewhat grouped in with state laws because the local laws only apply to people in a particular state and then only in a particular area of the state.

Cocaine charges in Wisconsin can have serious implications

If you have been arrested on cocaine charges, it could be a big mistake to not take Wisconsin's drug charges seriously. You could potentially face serious penalties that could include several months or even several years behind bars. You could also face serious monetary fines, especially if you are charged with multiple crimes such as possession, trafficking and distribution.

Wisconsin man faces 40 years for child porn with young girls

A 26-year-old man who pleaded guilty back in April for underage pornography is facing a 40 year federal prison sentence for allegedly making pornographic images of four young girls who reportedly were between the ages of 2 and 3 years of age. The man will also have to live the rest of his life under supervision upon his release.

The consequences of sex offender registration in Wisconsin

The thought of being placed on a sex offender registry can be a truly frightening one. The registry is available as a searchable online database for anyone to see. A person who is required to register as a sex offender can lose employment and housing opportunities. They also face the potential shame of everyone knowing about their crime.

3 computer crimes you may not know about

Although computers have made a lot of our everyday tasks easier, they also bring their share of problems. Technology has advanced so quickly, it is sometimes hard to know where the line is between what is considered a non-criminal act on a computer and what actually is.

What is a Ponzi scheme?

The Ponzi scheme is a type of con or scam that was reportedly first performed by a man named Charles Ponzi in New England back during the 1920s. Ponzi began his scheme by initially purchasing a small amount of international mail coupons that he would use show to investors as part of his pitch to convince people to invest. Ponzi reportedly would tell investors that he could give them a 50 percent return on their investment in as little as 90 days.

Bosch pleads guilty in Wisconsin ballplayer doping scandal

Anthony Bosch, 50, who is facing federal criminal charges in one of the biggest doping scandals in United States history, entered a plea agreement on Tuesday. He has agreed to plead guilty to one count of distributing testosterone.

What is the legal Age of Consent in Wisconsin?

In the eyes of the law, the Age of Consent is the age at which a person is considered old enough to be capable of giving consent to, as well as legally able to engage in, sexual acts. Currently in the state of Wisconsin, the Age of Consent is considered to be 18 years of age.

Wisconsin man faces drug, homicide charges in death of friend

A 24-year-old West Bend, Wisconsin, man is facing drug and homicide charges after allegedly providing the heroin that killed his 22-year-old friend in an overdose. The man has been charged with a felony count of heroin possession along with a first degree reckless homicide charge.

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