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Levine Law’s Criminal Defense Knowledge Base provides resources, legal information, and news stories pertaining to individuals who have been accused of, are facing charges for, or have been affected by criminal activity. The Knowledge Base contains narratives for both prosecution and defense.

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Protecting Your Rights During a Traffic Stop
Seeing the blue flashing lights behind you is never the way that you want your day to go. However, a simple traffic stop may become something much more…

Do You Understand Robbery and Burglary Charges?
If you recently received property crime charges, the time to begin building your legal defense is now. Your prosecutor is already building the case against you…

How Do I Fight Back If I Was Illegally Searched by Police?
Milwaukee is a diverse city with a history and stigma of law enforcement treating certain populations with tactics that are questionable at best…

Yes, Felons Have the Potential to Obtain Firearms Legally
Since you have a felony from past mistakes, you know that you may not be able to have a gun. If you do have one now and never got rid of it, you could…

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Theft, Robbery and Burglary Charges

Despite the fact that the public often uses theft, robbery and burglary interchangeably in conversation, these are distinctly different charges, and do not mean the same thing in the eyes of the court. If you or someone you know faces charges related to one or more of these crimes, you should examine your legal options

Protecting Your Rights During a Traffic Stop

Seeing the blue flashing lights behind you is never the way that you want your day to go. However, a simple traffic stop may become something much more serious, depending on your behavior. Understanding how to protect your rights during a traffic stop is only useful if you know what to do before the blue lights appear.

Do You Understand Robbery and Burglary Charges?

If you recently received property crime charges, the time to begin building your legal defense is now. Your prosecutor is already building the case against you, and without a strong legal defense to protect your rights and your privileges, you may suffer significant consequences that affect every area of your life. Many people think of

Locked Inside a Beer Cooler: What Would You Do?

There comes a moment in everyone’s life where we have to make a decision between pleasure and pain, between comfort and discomfort, and between making the most of a bad situation or miserably doing nothing. Perhaps this kind of decision-making process played a role in a Wisconsin man’s alleged choice after he got locked in

What’s the Difference Between Robbery, Burglary and Theft?

Sometimes, a seemingly small difference between two actions can have huge consequences. When it comes to criminal charges, the difference between a theft charge and a robbery charge might mean a relatively small fine or similar punishment, or serving serious jail time. While it is never desirable to face criminal charges, it is generally more

Yes, Felons Have the Potential to Obtain Firearms Legally

Since you have a felony from past mistakes, you know that you may not be able to have a gun. If you do have one now and never got rid of it, you could get a shock when you’re arrested for having an illegal firearm. “Don’t people in the United States have a right to bear

How Do I Fight Back If I Was Illegally Searched by Police?

Milwaukee is a diverse city with a history and stigma of law enforcement treating certain populations with tactics that are questionable at best. Depending on your racial and economic background, you may find yourself facing very unfair charges, especially when it comes to drug charges. In recent years, many people have found compelling arguments that

Proposed Bill Calls for Major Changes in Handling of Body Camera Footage

Over the last several years, an increasing number of law enforcement agencies here in Wisconsin and across the nation have adopted policies requiring officers to be outfitted with body cameras that record any interaction with the public. This move has been hastened in large part by public outcry over the longstanding lack of transparency concerning

Junk Science in the Criminal System

If you watch the legal dramas on television, then it’s likely you’ve seen your favorite legal team win again and again with evidence that involved forensic science. Forensic scientists take the evidence gathered at a crime scene by investigators and proceed with a chemical and physical analysis of that evidence. To determine the class and

Pew Research: The Tide in Federal Prosecutions About to Change

Every so often, media outlets in Wisconsin and throughout the country produce reports covering the incarceration rate in the United States. Most stories agree that no other country jails as many people per capita than here at home. Data released late last year from the Bureau of Justice Statistics indicates a trend developed had in recent

Bipartisan Bill Calls for Tough Solutions to Gun-related Crime

In the private sector, it’s not uncommon for establishments to take their time ramping up operations in the weeks after the end of the always tumultuous holiday season, as there is inventory to replenish, staffing levels to reassess and business goals to set. There is no such option in the public sector, however, as the