West & Dunn’s criminal defense attorneys bring a vast amount of experience to the table, having represented hundreds of individuals charged in criminal cases in both state and federal courts. Our attorneys are also experienced with criminal traffic matters and drunk driving defense. In addition, our litigators serve as members of the Critical Response Team for the US Concealed Carry Association.
Most people have heard of someone “pleading the 5th” in connection with a criminal investigation. This right arises under the 5th Amendment, which prohibits someone for being prosecuted twice for the same alleged criminal activity. However, many people are not as familiar with the Separate Sovereigns Doctrine, which permits the same alleged criminal activity to be prosecuted by both a state court and a federal court.
Wisconsin Supreme Court resolves alleged statutory conflict to determine that it is illegal to carry an uncased, loaded handgun in your glove box without a concealed carry license.
Under what circumstances law enforcement officers may ask a motorist if he possesses a concealed carry permit or weapon during a routine traffic stop?
Recent developments under Wisconsin allow for withdrawal of consent to blood testing in connection with arrest for drunk driving.