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Kuchler & Cotton

Sep 19, 2017

Ehrfurth likes a good underdog story

From bartending to helping clients avoid Operating While Intoxicated convictions, Christopher Ehrfurth has found success because of his ability to sympathize and communicate with people.

Nov 22, 2016

ON THE DEFENSIVE: Should juries really be searching for the ‘truth?’

Jury instructions are a central part of any criminal trial.

Feb 18, 2016

Cotton gets jump-start into law career

Criminal defense attorney Anthony Cotton got a head start on law school.

Oct 6, 2014

ON THE DEFENSIVE: Defense lawyers are too hard on Scalia

Justice Antonin Scalia has been the target of considerable invective, largely because of his support for the death penalty.

Aug 6, 2014

ON THE DEFENSIVE: Technology a constant threat to clients’ privacy

In a rare unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in Riley v. California that police must secure a warrant before searching a cellphone owned by a criminal suspect.

Jul 7, 2014

ON THE DEFENSIVE: Children need shields from adult courts

In the past decade, there have been a series of U.S. Supreme Court decisions interpreting the Eighth Amendment, which prohibits “cruel and unusual punishment,” as it applies to juvenile defendants.

Jun 11, 2014

Judge approves mental evaluation request in stabbing case

A 12-year-old who allegedly stabbed another girl 19 times will be mentally evaluated to determine whether she is competent to proceed to trial, a Waukesha County Court commissioner ruled Wednesday.

May 6, 2014

ON THE DEFENSIVE: Recognizing a court’s inherent authority

Few motions in criminal cases cause more confusion than those based on a court’s inherent authority.

Apr 1, 2014

ON THE DEFENSIVE: Defense of liberty should face no obstacles

Criminal defense attorneys have few tools they can use to learn about the prosecution’s case.

Feb 6, 2014

ON THE DEFENSIVE: Criminal justice system powerless against addiction

There is a crisis in this country. Considerable numbers of otherwise good people have become addicted to opiates.

Dec 4, 2013

COURT GESTURES: 50 shades of Craig

It didn’t exactly start like most 7th Circuit Court of Appeals opinions do. This one was written a little more, well, provocatively …

Nov 25, 2013

How to get out of the office for a much-needed break

Some attorneys think they can’t afford to take vacations, but others argue they can’t afford not to.

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