Hurley Burish and Stanton, SC Attorneys at law

Every Day Matters:  What constitutes “a day” for jail credit purposes?

By: Attorney David E. Saperstein & Law Clerk Sarah E. Schuchardt Phone: 608-257-0945 Email: One of the more inconsistent practices of circuit courts in criminal sentencing hearings over the years has been the calculation of jail credit earned by a defendant prior to the sentencing hearing.  Depending on the jurisdiction, or even sometimes the […]

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Am I Entitled to My Ex-Spouse’s Social Security Benefits?

Authors: Attorney Daniel J. Schlichting & Law Clerk Sarah E. Schuchardt Phone: (608) 257-0945 Email: A divorced spouse can receive a portion of their ex-spouse’s social security benefits. However, there are certain requirements in order to be eligible: You must be unmarried; You must be at least 62 years old; Your marriage to your […]

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Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law

Author:  Attorney Elizabeth Spencer Phone: 608-257-0945 Email: The Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law (WFDL), Chapter 135 of the Wisconsin Statutes, is a far reaching collection of regulatory laws that govern supplier and dealer relationships and provides numerous protections to the dealers. Unlike, the majority of states with industry specific dealership laws, the WFDL covers almost […]

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Important Changes to CCAP Relating to Criminal Cases: Acquitted and Dismissed Cases Will Be Removed from CCAP Two Years after the Disposition

Author: Attorney Marcus J. Berghahn Email: Phone: 608-257-0945 The Director of State Courts, Randy Koschnick, announced that he will implement recommendations made by a study committee regarding the length of time certain case information is publicly available on CCAP. When the changes are implemented, those cases in which criminal charges are dismissed or which […]

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Craig Sager and the Age Old Estate Planning Question: To Probate or not to Probate?

Craig Sager was a popular sports reporter, primarily for the NBA, and perhaps best known for his loud attire and flashy wardrobe. Sager passed away from leukemia in December of 2016, survived by his second wife and five children (three from his first marriage and two from his second). Sager’s last will and testament, which […]

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Federal Regulation of Drones: UAS Integration Pilot Program

Authors: Attorney John C. Mitby & Law Clerk Sarah E. Schuchardt Phone: 608-575-4077 Email:   Drones continue to grow in popularity and are available to buy for both professional and recreational use. As popularity has increased, state, local, and federal governments have been tasked with formulating regulations to govern drone usage. The Small Unmanned […]

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What Constitutes Sufficient Proof of a Prior OWI Offense?

By: Attorney David E. Saperstein & Law Clerk Sarah E. Schuchardt Phone: 608-257-0945 Email:   Prior OWI convictions are not elements of subsequent OWI offenses; however, these prior convictions are used at sentencing in order to determine the penalties for the present offense. The State has the burden of proving convictions for prior OWI […]

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Legislature Considers Positive Change to Wisconsin’s Expungement Law

  By: Attorney David E. Saperstein & Law Clerk Sarah E. Schuchardt Phone: 608-257-0945 Email: It is a well accepted fact that a criminal record will have a negative impact on many aspects of a person’s life — including employment opportunities, housing, educational opportunities, personal relationships and self esteem. For this reason, we as […]

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