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Homicide Charge Dismissed for Hart Law Firm Client

The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office has dropped first-degree reckless homicide charges against a 16-year-old represented by firm partner Richard Hart. Matthew McMillan is now home after being held in custody following the fatal shooting of 14-year-old Tariq Akbar in 2015 after a fireworks display. McMillan was facing the possibility of up to 45 years Read More

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What Rights Do Crime Victims Have?

  To assure each individual of a given court case is treated equally, there is a set list of rights that have been deemed by the state and federal government. The defined list of rights as well as the individual deemed a “victim” will be established by the court system in the given state. A Read More

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Grand Jury vs. Criminal Trial

There’s a great deal of confusion between the ideas of grand jury vs criminal trials that can cause a lot of stress for someone who doesn’t understand the two independently. When looking at the two kinds of cases it’s important to understand they’re two completely different things and to help illustrate this we’ll break them Read More

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Main Defenses to DUIs and DWIs

DUIs and DWIs can offer severe and expensive penalties, especially if you’re a repeat offender. In Wisconsin, charges can even vary across the state. There are ways to defend you against a DUI or DWI charge; defenses relating to the arrest, affirmative defenses, and common defenses are a few categories of options. Affirmative defenses exist Read More

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Actions to Take When Charged with Fraud

Fraud is a serious crime, even though it is not physical. Fraud is wrongful deception intended to result in financial or personal gain. This should not be confused with embezzlement, which is when someone entrusts you with their finances or assets. Fraud involves taking action upon lies and misrepresentation. There are a few important actions Read More

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Understanding Consequences of Hate Crimes

Hate crimes, or bias-motivated crimes, are criminal acts committed because of a person’s race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, or disability. The motive behind the particular act is the main difference between hate crimes and other crimes. These crimes can range anywhere from assault, rape, and murder to vandalism, robbery, and harassment.  It’s crucial to Read More

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Juvenile Court System | 5 Steps Involved in the Juvenile Court Unit

The Juvenile Court Services Unit provides supervision and services to minors from ages 10 to 17 years that have been adjudicated delinquent by the Juvenile Court. The goal of supervision in Juvenile Court Services is to assist children in meeting the requirements of supervision and return them to an orderly and productive life in the Read More

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Legal Consequences of False Accusations

Being falsely accused of a crime, such as sexual assault or abuse, can be a terrible thing. Besides the severe consequences in the criminal system, people have also lost the ability to get a job, lose professional licenses and certifications, live peacefully, and have suffered emotionally as well.  Even during the court process, victims of Read More

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What is Embezzlement?

Although embezzlement is in the same relative category as fraud, it has its own distinct differences. Crimes of embezzlement are filed under criminal law, and they carry serious punishment even though there is no physical injury. Embezzlement is when a person was trusted to manage someone else’s money or property, and they steal it for Read More

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Steps to Obtain a Restraining Order

A restraining order is a court order that instructs the respondent not to contact, harm, or harass you, to stay away from you or to move out of the house. A restraining order is a big step, yet very important to acquire if suffering from harassment or in danger of harm by another individual. Remember, Read More

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Q: What is a divorce?

A: A divorce is the legal termination of marriage. All states require a spouse to identify a legal reason for requesting a divorce when filing the divorce papers with the court. The reasons given when filing are referred to as the grounds for divorce.

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