Gov. Scott Walker’s recently unveiled biennial budget proposal outlines a measure to create “conflict offices” that would result in the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office retaining more criminal cases.Read More »
The federal panel that sets sentencing policy eased penalties this year for potentially tens of thousands of nonviolent drug offenders. Now, defense lawyers and prisoner advocates are pushing for similar treatment for a different category of defendants: swindlers, embezzlers, insider traders and other white-collar criminals.Read More »
More than half of all black men in Milwaukee County have spent time in prison, according to a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee study.Read More »
Attorneys who are appointed to cases by the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office are paid $40 per hour.
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Sometimes lost in the debate over gun control is the fact that this country needs meaningful change to the way in which mental health treatment is ordered, offered and executed.Read More »
Boston - The recent vote by the U.S. Sentencing Commission to apply its newly reduced sentencing guidelines for crack offenses retroactively has spurred debate among defense attorneys, prosecutors and law enforcement officials.Read More »
A fundamental principle of the American justice system is individuals should not be subject to criminal prosecution and penalties unless they intentionally engage in inherently wrongful conduct or conduct that they know to be unlawful.
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