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Wisconsin teen faces criminal charges over e-bike

There are few things more nerve-wracking than the prospect of being accused of a crime. While the criminal justice system can be overwhelming to an adult, it can be especially so for a juvenile. Unfortunately, a teen in Wisconsin is now likely wondering about the decisions he must make now that he faces criminal charges.

The incident that led to the 15-year-old male's arrest are said to have happened one afternoon on a day in late July. According to reports, the teen entered a garage and took an electric bicycle. Reports indicate that the owner was nearby and yelled for the teen to stop, but he continued.

Tips to prevent motorcycle injuries

Riding a motorcycle can be a very satisfying experience. The freedom on the road is something you can only get from riding a bike. That said, it can also be an extremely dangerous activity if you do not take the proper precautions.

Motorcycle deaths have dropped in recent years, but they still significantly outweigh the amount of injuries caused by passenger vehicle accidents. In 2017, 5,172 people died in a motorcycle accident. Furthermore, you are 28 times more likely to get killed riding a motorcycle than you are in a car or truck.

Charges filed in fatal Wisconsin car accident

When driving, there are a variety of different traffic signals and signs that each driver must obey. Though it may be easy for some to overlook the importance of these laws, failure to obey them can have serious consequences. In fact, the failure to obey a stop sign is believed to have been the cause of a recent fatal car accident in Wisconsin.

The accident happened one evening on a day in early July. According to reports, a 19-year-old male was headed north on a Wisconsin road when he failed to stop at a stop sign. As a result, his vehicle allegedly struck a vehicle before hitting a business.

Woman suspected of OWI after Wisconsin traffic stop

Most drivers have likely had an experience in which they have forgotten to turn on their headlights while driving. While this is typically a relatively minor issue, a woman in Wisconsin now faces OWI allegations after a traffic stop. The woman reportedly remained hospitalized in the days following the incident after she was injured during it.

An officer with Wisconsin State Patrol claims he noticed a driver driving without headlights during the early morning hours of a day in late June. The officer claims that he attempted a stop. However, the driver continued heading south, ultimately turning the wrong way on an interstate off ramp.

Fatal Wisconsin car accident under investigation

When driving, it is easy to become complacent. Unfortunately, a single moment of inattention could ultimately lead to serious consequences. For example, police in Wisconsin are investigating a car accident that reportedly caused one woman's death.

The incident happened just before 6 p.m. on a day in late May. According to reports, the driver of a northbound vehicle drove onto the shoulder of the road before losing control and crossing the center line. Unfortunately, the vehicle reportedly struck a southbound vehicle.

Owner, airline sued re dog bite incident on airplane

There is no doubt that animals play an important role in the lives of many people in Wisconsin and across the country. For some, they can even provide them the support that many people need to safely and comfortably function each day. Unfortunately, a recently filed lawsuit related to a dog bite brings attention to the potential harm some some animals are capable of causing.

The incident that led to the lawsuit happened on a Delta Air Lines flight in 2017 and involved an emotional-support dog; both the airline and the dog's owners are named as defendants in the case. The plaintiff claims that when he took his window seat, the dog and his owner were already sitting in the middle seat. He further claims that the dog was sitting in the owner's lap, a violation of an airline policy that requires large emotional-support animals sit on the floor.

IID often follows drunk driving charge in Wisconsin

Law enforcement officials in Wisconsin often have a strong desire to keep drivers who are under the influence of alcohol off the roadways. While this is understandable, accusations of drunk driving can have significant consequences. For example, many first-time and repeat offenders are often required to have an ignition interlock device installed.

The purpose of this device is to prevent people who are under the influence of alcohol from driving on the roadways. Under current Wisconsin law, those convicted of drunk driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.15 or higher and repeat offenders are required to install an IID. The device is mounted on the vehicle's dash, and the person must "hum and blow into the mouthpiece." If the person's BAC is lower than 0.02, the car will start, and he or she can begin driving.

I got into a bar fight. Am I going to jail?

Wisconsin is no stranger to its love for celebration. Oftentimes, college students and sports fans find themselves in a bar scuffle, turned brawl after consuming too many drinks. One of the most common questions people ask is whether a bar fight will land them in jail. What people need to know is that it all depends on the circumstances.

Circumstances are everything when defending yourself against criminal charges of disorderly conduct. You can’t make any assumptions about any final consequences immediately following an event. An attorney will answer any questions you have and compare your claims against the laws and statutes that pertain to the situation.

Fatal car accident under investigation in Wisconsin

There are certain things that safe drivers do whenever they are behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. Unfortunately, even those who always avoid distractions while driving and follow all traffic laws may not be able to avoid the negligent actions of others. In fact, Wisconsin police are still investigating a car accident that resulted in a fatality.

The incident happened during the early morning hours of a day in April. According to reports, the now-deceased 62-year-old victim was headed south on a Wisconsin highway. Meanwhile, a 49-year-old man was driving a tractor-trailer westbound, hauling packages for the U.S. Post Office through a private company.

When is it time to replace your child’s car seat?

With all of the cute toys, blankets and tiny little straps, you might be a little bit attached to your baby’s first car seat. Or maybe you are sick and tired of lugging it around and can’t wait for your child to ride on their own.

Whether you are looking forward to moving on to a booster seat or not, you should know that there are specific times when you need to replace a car seat.

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