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November 2014 Archives

How common are drug crimes?

While you may notice drug crimes referenced often in television and the movies, how common are these in actuality? The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependance has gathered some key statistics that shed light on this, not only in Wisconsin, but across the United States.

Keeping up with Internet laws in Wisconsin

As the Internet changes and develops, so do the laws and crimes that are associated with it. To some degree, this just means that crimes that have existed for a long time move over into the realm of Internet crime. For example, it was possible to steal someone's identity back in the 1950s if you had the right paperwork, but most identity theft is now done on the Internet.

Wisconsin man receives 63 months for sex crime charges

A 34-year-old Milwaukee man has been sentenced to 63 months in prison after pleading guilty to transportation for prostitution in August. The man, who was indicted back in December, was also initially facing charges for inducing travel to engage in prostitution and sex trafficking before pleading guilty to the transportation for prostitution charge.

Wisconsin domestic violence and federal gun laws

Although the verdict for most domestic violence cases is decided in state courts, once you are convicted for domestic violence, there are also federal laws that can come into play. One of these is a federal gun law that states that it is illegal for those who are convicted of domestic violence to possess a firearm.

Wisconsin man faces charges for alleged sexual assault of girl

A 33-year-old West Bend man is facing criminal charges for allegedly having sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl. The man has been charged with attempted first-degree sexual assault of a child, sexual exploitation of a child and two counts of causing a child under the age of 13 to view or listen to sexual activity.

What is copyright infringement?

A copyright is a legal right that provides protection to artists who create original works of authorship. An authorship is defined as anything that is considered literary, artistic, musical or dramatic. Copyright protection applies to both an artist's published and unpublished work.

Understanding the white collar crime of forgery

Forgery is a crime that generally involves creating a false document or writing a fake signature with the intent of passing the document, or signature on a document, off as if it were real. Forgery can also involve making an imitation of an item of value, such as historical papers, corporate documents, or even paintings with plans to pass the items off as if they were the originals.

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