Murder Sentencing Guidelines – Minimum to Maximum for Every State

Skip to State by State Overview of Murder Sentences The minimum and maxiumum sentence for murder varies depending on the jurisdiction and the specific degree or classification of the murder charge. In the United States, for example, minimum sentences can differ significantly among states and even within different degrees of murder (e.g., first-degree, second-degree, and … Read more

Wisconsin Hit and Run Laws

Yes. If you leave the scene of an accident without exchanging information and rendering reasonable assistance, you are guilty of a misdemeanor if the accident involves property damage or a felony if anyone dies or suffers serious injuries. Quick take: Leaving the scene of an accident in Wisconsin Wisconsin hit-and-run laws provide five affirmative defenses … Read more

Wisconsin Child Support Laws

Wisconsin child support laws aim to ensure that upkeep laws are enforced, and no child suffers economic hardship from divorce or separation or the lack of a paternity establishment. That is according to the state’s department of social services.  However, in practice, these laws may, in some scenarios, be ‘unfair’ to one parent.  For example, … Read more

Wisconsin Sexting Laws

There are no specific laws in Wisconsin related to sexting currently. This means that according to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the dissemination of sexually explicit images depicting a minor constitutes child pornography. Consequently, the state punishes sexting under its child pornography laws. Quick take: Teens above 17 will face trial in adult court. … Read more

Wisconsin Statute of Limitations

Statute of Limitations as they apply to the state of Wisconsin

Statute of Limitations WI- Summary Wisconsin’s statute of limitations establishes a deadline before which civil cases – such as lawsuits – must be filed in the state. In relation to criminal charges, it also prevents prosecutors from charging an individual with a crime after a specified period of time has passed. The statutes of limitations … Read more

Wisconsin Whistleblower Laws

Statute of Limitations as they apply to the state of Wisconsin

A Summary of Wisconsin Whistleblower Laws Wisconsin is an employment-at-will state. This means employees can be discharged from work for any reason or no reason. However, there are a few exceptions to this doctrine that are used to protect employees from wrongful retaliation. These exceptions include common law protections and statutory protections. Statutory protections are … Read more

Wisconsin Lemon Law

Lemon laws as they apply to the state of Wisconsin

Wisconsin Lemon Laws Wisconsin’s lemon laws state that if the buyer or lessee of a vehicle finds a major fault in it – which the manufacturers are unable to fix even after 4 valid attempts by the vehicle manufacturer to repair it – the manufacturer is liable to repurchase or replace the faulty vehicle. This … Read more

Wisconsin Car Seat Laws

Child Car Seat Laws as they apply to the state of Wisconsin

A Summary of Child Car Seat Laws in Wisconsin Wisconsin law requires children less than 1 year or those who weigh less than 20 pounds to ride on a rear-facing seat. Children who are at least 1 year old and weigh 20 lbs., but are under 4 years and weigh less than 40 pounds are … Read more

Wisconsin Recording Laws

Wisconsin Recording Law Summary: Is Wisconsin a One Party Consent State? Wisconsin recording law stipulates that it is a one-party consent state. In Wisconsin, it is a criminal offense to use any device to record or share use communications, whether they are wire, oral or electronic, without the consent of at least one person taking … Read more