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Are phishing and fraud the same thing?

Charges related to alleged Internet crimes can be confusing for the uninitiated. For many, it seems like some of the individual charges are actually one and the same. As with any criminal charge, it is important to learn exactly what the allegations against you really are before entering into any legal proceeding.

Avoid wrongful violent crimes convictions with good legal counsel

If you have ever wondered whether legal representation was the same across the board, you might be in for an awakening. While all attorneys have received an education about the law and passed their bar exams, defendants charged with violent crimes should not hesitate to choose their attorney with care. The reason for such caution is that many attorneys have different areas in which they may possess a great deal of knowledge and experience. By learning more about the background of an attorney and his or her practice areas, defendants are better able to make a choice that meets their defense needs.

Wisconsin drug manufacturing: Elements and consequences

A conviction for manufacturing or cultivating illegal drugs can completely devastate one's life. Wisconsin, like other American states, takes a harsh stance against such criminal activity and prosecutors are known to vigorously pursue convictions for the manufacture of illicit drugs. Those who are facing charges of manufacturing or cultivation would be wise to learn as much as possible about the charges themselves and the possible consequences should a conviction occur.

Not all homicide allegations lead to a murder conviction

If you or someone you know is currently involved in a homicide investigation, you may be experiencing feelings of panic or extreme anxiety. Of course, this is a perfectly normal reaction and it is wise take the matter seriously. However, but before you let these negative feelings take control, it can help to learn more about homicide in Milwaukee and other areas of Wisconsin.

Medical marijuana in Wisconsin

All across America, marijuana laws seem to be undergoing change, huge change in some states. This leaves many Wisconsin residents wondering where the law stands for them and what they can or cannot get by with in terms of marijuana possession in the state. While there have been some changes regarding the medical use of marijuana in Wisconsin, most users are still far from exempt if they are caught in possession of the substance.

When is drunk driving a felony in Wisconsin?

Drunk driving awareness is climbing all across the nation, and Wisconsin is no exception. In response to what lawmakers believe to be a growing threat to public safety, the laws pertaining to drunk driving have become more and more severe. This means that in certain cases, drunk driving can be charged as a felony or a federal crime and in turn, the punishment associated with such charges is also more severe.

Breaking down the different types of Internet crime

In today's technology-infused environment, Internet crimes are becoming more and more prevalent. In fact, some people charged with Internet crimes may not have known what they were doing was wrong, believe it or not. If you or someone you know is looking at any type of allegation involving wrongdoing on the Internet, take a look at the following types of crime you could be charged with.

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