Jul 12th, 2018 by Gretchen Schuldt
134% increase in such charges in state since 2000 may force innocent people to plead guilty.
Jun 25th, 2018 by Margo Kirchner
Federal court overrules state court decision voiding law allowing jailing of drug-using mothers.
Jun 18th, 2018 by Gretchen Schuldt
Milwaukee police officers had no grounds for interrogating driver, appeals judge rules.
May 21st, 2018 by Shawn Johnson
Hikes fee for county-appointed lawyers but not lowest-in-nation fee of state public defender’s office.
May 15th, 2018 by Gretchen Schuldt
Blacks and Hispanics make up 57% of city population but 86% of pot cases in 2017.
May 13th, 2018 by Gretchen Schuldt
Circuit judges from 18 counties cite difficulties finding lawyers for indigent defendants.
May 9th, 2018 by Gretchen Schuldt
Wisconsin now imprisons a higher percent of people than national average and neighboring states.
May 3rd, 2018 by Gretchen Schuldt
List of attorneys in state willing to defend indigent clients declines 16% in last five years.
Apr 30th, 2018 by Gretchen Schuldt
50th in nation for pay to court appointed defense lawyers. Eau Claire judge calls for change.
Apr 25th, 2018 by Gretchen Schuldt
Blacks are 25% of county residents but were 86% of all marijuana arrests in last two years.
Apr 23rd, 2018 by Gretchen Schuldt
Most lawyers won’t work for $40 per hour, some came from La Crosse, 250 miles away.
Apr 19th, 2018 by Gretchen Schuldt
Hourly fee for court appointed lawyers so low they can lose money on cases.