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Levine Law’s Violent Crimes 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 personal injury due to battery, domestic violence, homicide, or other violent crimes. The Knowledge Base contains narratives for both prosecution and defense.

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No Need to Go It Alone, If Charged with Violent Crimes
When someone in Wisconsin gets arrested in connection with a criminal investigation, he or she may feel frightened and worried about the future…

Gun Violence: When Using a Gun is Legal
Gun violence is some of the most dangerous because of the weapons being used. A single shot has the potential to kill, putting others’ lives at risk…

Self-defense Claims Can Work in Your Favor
Violent crimes can involve several different acts, but the most common were aggravated assaults…

What Are Wisconsin’s Violent Crime Rates?
Violent crimes are among the worst that you can be accused of committing. Why? They’re seen as immoral, which makes them even more disgraceful in the eyes of the court…

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News Stories Involving Motivations for Violent Crimes in Wisconsin

Several factors can motivate an individual to commit a violent crime- such as murder or battery- and these factors range from mental health issues to problems in domestic relationships. Levine Law has compiled news stories that outline some of these reasons for violent crimes that occurred in Wisconsin.   Wisconsin Man Accused of Violent Crimes

News Stories Involving the Court System and Violent Crimes in Wisconsin

After a conviction for a violent crime, such as murder, Wisconsin’s justice system works hard to serve the proper sentence to those who are guilty and find peace for those who have been affected. Levine Law has compiled several news stories involving Wisconsin’s court system and its handling of violent crimes.   Man Convicted of

Two Men Accused of Violent Crimes Against U.S. Military Veteran

An incident took place at a home in Wisconsin that has led to two men being placed behind bars. Both are charged with violent crimes against an elderly U.S. marine veteran who was recently diagnosed with cancer. The men are accused of entering the veteran’s home, stealing $160 from him and taking his life. One of the

What Are Wisconsin’s Violent Crime Rates?

Violent crimes are among the worst that you can be accused of committing. Why? They’re seen as immoral, which makes them even more disgraceful in the eyes of the court. Many violent crimes have harsh penalties upon conviction. You might face many years in prison or heavy fines. According to a 2018 chart of Wisconsin’s violent

Here’s What You Need to Know about Violent Crimes in the U.S.

Violent crimes range in nature, but the basic similarity is that they all result in the pain and suffering of another person. Interestingly, a violent crime doesn’t have to result in actual physical injuries. Threatening violence can also sometimes result in violent crime charges. The good news about violent crime is that it has declined over

Self-defense Claims Can Work in Your Favor

Across the United States, over 1.2 million violent crimes took place in 2017. Nationwide, there was a decrease of .2% from the previous year. Violent crimes can involve several different acts, but the most common were aggravated assaults. Aggravated assaults made up around 65% of all violent crimes that were reported to the police or

Man Allegedly Spoke of Violent Crimes During Wisconsin OWI Stop

Any man or woman who is pulled over in a Wisconsin traffic stop will want to quite wary of he or she says to police. While the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects those in such situations from unlawful searches or seizures and the Fifth Amendment protects the right to remain silent without legal

Alleged Violent Crimes Are Not Constitutions of Guilt

As in all other states, violent crimes sometimes occur in Wisconsin. In fact, on a recent Monday, a man was arrested and charged with stabbing another man. The supposed crime took place in the wee hours after midnight at an apartment. The 42-year-old victim was listed in serious condition and was transported to a hospital

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses Wisconsin “Making a Murderer” Case

Perhaps there is no worse time to make the mistake of going without representation than when a juvenile is at issue. “Just telling it like it is,” unfortunately, is the defense strategy of choice for far too many people. Do not the mistake of thinking, “Well, the truth will out in the end.” Not every

No Need to Go It Alone, If Charged with Violent Crimes

When someone in Wisconsin gets arrested in connection with a criminal investigation, he or she may feel frightened and worried about the future. Such feelings are often intensified when the situation involves violent crimes. It’s no secret that there have been innocent people in the past sent to jail for crimes they did not commit; this

When Should Police Read Me My Miranda Rights?

Most people in America have at least a passing familiarity with their Miranda rights from their frequent use in television and pop culture. However, beyond knowing that they have the right to remain silent and have the right to an attorney, many people do not understand exactly when an officer must read them their Miranda

The Difference Between Assault and Battery Charges in Wisconsin

Aggravated battery (aggravated assault) is a criminal charge that has to be fought head-on with an experienced criminal defense attorney. You can’t think that you can just throw together a defense at the last minute because trying to do this can backfire on you. You may get years in prison. In these cases, you have

Did You Receive Assault Charges While Defending Yourself?

Any time that violence breaks out, there is the possibility of assault charges. Of course, the reality of the matter is that assault charges are often completely unfair and do not address how the altercation at the center of the charges came about. It is possible for a person to receive assault charges even if

Gun Violence: When Using a Gun is Legal

Gun violence is some of the most dangerous because of the weapons being used. A single shot has the potential to kill, putting others’ lives at risk. Normally, there is no good reason to use a weapon against another person. In your case, you were at home when someone broke in. You felt threatened, and

What constitutes “great bodily harm?”

In a series of posts, our blog has been exploring how those involved in any manner of physical altercation here in Wisconsin may face consequences far more serious than they anticipated owing to the state’s stringent battery laws. Indeed, last time, we discussed how felony-level charges can be brought when battery results in substantial bodily harm

Report: Wisconsin Prison Population Headed for a New Record

The nonpartisan Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, a group dedicated to “promot[ing] citizen education through solid, nonpartisan research,” released a fascinating and rather disconcerting report last week on the prison population here in the Dairy State. Specifically, the Alliance found that while the state’s prison population began to fall in 2008 following years of increases, it slowly started inching

When is battery punished as a felony?

Last month, our blog began discussing how even the most seemingly minor physical altercations can have serious consequences in that one person, simply wanting to put the matter behind them or dismiss it as nothing, may nevertheless find themselves placed under arrest for misdemeanor battery. While misdemeanor battery charges involve another person suffering bodily harm,

Why You Can’t Afford to Dismiss Battery Charges

It’s a situation that plays out in living rooms, barrooms, locker rooms, dorm rooms and all other types of locations on a daily basis: an argument erupts, tempers flare and a physical altercation ensues. While much of the time these rows are broken up relatively quickly, there are other times when things escalate out of

Case Examines Whether Motorists Require Concealed Carry Permit

Wisconsin lawmakers made history back in 2011 with the passage of Act 35, otherwise known as the concealed carry law. Perhaps not surprisingly, this landmark bill has encountered its fair share of criticism over the years and, in recent developments, is now the focus of a fascinating case of first impression in Kenosha County. Specifically,