Posted on Friday, November 22nd, 2013 at 6:34 pm
In a bid to discourage sex trafficking and prostitution, law enforcement officials in Wisconsin are initiating a program that seeks to educate people on the dangers of being involved in sex-related crimes.
According to Grand Chute Police Detective Scott Callaway, actions that the county has taken to overcome the prostitution problem in their area include prosecuting more sex crimes and instituting educational rehabilitation programs in lieu of jail time.
Appleton Police Lieutenant Steve Elliott said the city raised the penalties for sexual crime offenders in their area from mere citations to actual charges so as to deter prostitution in their area, noting that handing out mere citations “wasn’t an effective way of getting into the problem.”
Meanwhile, Outagamie County Assistant District Andrew Maier said the county is educating johns by sending them to a daylong “john school” where they are made aware of the societal damage that human trafficking can have.
Because our team at Kohler, Hart & Priebe knows that people in Appleton who are charged with sex crimes value their life, freedom, legal rights, and reputation, we do our utmost to defend them against criminal charges. Call us today at 414-271-9595 to discuss the charges you are facing and how we can help build a strong defense.
Posted on Friday, November 8th, 2013 at 4:55 pm
James Anderson, 37, faces charges of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, false imprisonment, battery, disorderly conduct, kidnapping, intimidating a victim, strangulation, and suffocation as a result of the allegedly violent incident that occurred on September 14.
According police witness Lucas Meyer, Anderson strangled his mother at their Kaukauna, Wisconsin residence before leading her at gunpoint to their family’s Appleton property, where his father was staying. Meyers indicated that Anderson’s mother had bruises on her neck, back, and hands in addition to facial cuts as well when they came to her aid.
If Anderson is convicted to the fullest extent he could face 123 years in prison.
If you are facing criminal charges, it is essential that you are represented by a skilled legal professional. Contact the attorneys at Wisconsin-based Kohler, Hart & Priebe at 414-271-9595 to find out what we can do to help you.
Posted on Monday, October 14th, 2013 at 8:00 pm
39-year-old Cary, Wisconsin resident Michael Scott Reck received a 45-year jail sentence for sex crimes by McHenry County Judge Sharon Prather after agreeing to a plea bargain on Friday, October 11.
According to Assistant State Attorney Sharyl Eisenstein, Reck fondled, molested, and otherwise sexually abused at least five children, ages 4 to 14, over six-month period.
Reck was charged and pleaded guilty to four crimes including predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, two counts of criminal sexual assault, and aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
If you or a loved one have been charged with a sex crime, you may be required to register as a sex offender for life. In order to avoid such life-altering consequences, you need an experienced defense attorney on your side. Please call 414-271-9595 to contact an attorney at Kohler, Hart & Priebe in Appleton today.
Posted on Monday, October 7th, 2013 at 7:29 pm
Twenty-six year-old Milwaukee resident Brandon Gladney received a five-year sentence from the Milwaukee County Circuit after selling over 25 guns to undercover government agents.
Gladney was convicted on October 4, according to a report released by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Since Gladney has a juvenile armed burglary conviction, he can’t possess a gun. According to court records, however, he raked in thousands of dollars by reselling guns from online stores and local retail stores.
The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents bought a total of 28 guns from Gladney as a part of a sting operation called Fearless, an undercover gun- and drug-bust operation.
Assistant District Attorney Karen Loebel said the ATF sting operation’s purpose was to “get guns off the street”.
Being convicted of a firearms offense or any other crime can have serious repercussions. If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, you need an criminal defense attorney who’s determined to get you the best possible outcome. Please contact an experienced Appleton attorney at Kohler, Hart & Priebe by calling 414-271-9595 to discuss your situation today.
Boston bombing suspect’s defense team asks for more time to contemplate defense against death penalty
Posted on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 at 9:53 pm
The defense team for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev last Monday, September 23 asked a judge to allow them more time to prepare for the defense against a death penalty sentence.
Tsarnaev’s lawyers said they have yet to receive prosecutorial evidence that they can base their arguments from to convince the judge that the defendant doesn’t deserve the death penalty.
A prosecutor said they plan to present their recommendation to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder by October 31. Holder will decide whether or not Tsarnaev will die or will be incarcerated.
Tsarnaev, who is facing federal capital charges in relation to the April 15 Boston bombing that resulted in the death of three people and the injuries of more than 200 others, will be tried in court.
Massachusetts does not have the state death penalty.
He is being held at a federal prison medical center outside Boston.
Experienced attorneys of Kohler, Hart & Priebe will ensure that our Appleton clients’ rights are protected and that they get to be represented at a fair trial. If you legal have been accused of a crime, contact us at 414-271-9595 today to speak with an experienced attorney.
Posted on Sunday, September 15th, 2013 at 6:50 pm
Thirty-three-year-old Plover resident Jose Luis Flores Aca admitted to killing his neighbor via strangulation, and then sexually assaulting the victim’s body before setting it on fire. Aca told police investigators that he choked 36-year-old Jamie Koch to death at her apartment on August 7, a report from WSAW-TV showed.
The report, which was published on Tuesday, September 3, added that Aca was jailed on a $1 million cash bond on charges of three felonies, including first-degree intentional homicide. Flores Aca will be preliminarily tried for his charges on September 11, and a judge will determine whether there was enough evidence presented so a trial can proceed.
If you are a resident of Wisconsin and are facing serious criminal charges, such as murder, the legal team at Kohler, Hart & Priebe can help you. Call our Appleton office at 414-271-9595 to find out how we can work with you on your defense.
Posted on Friday, August 23rd, 2013 at 6:12 pm
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced recently that the Pentagon has plans to revamp how the armed services handle sexual abuse complaints. Hagel’s initiatives include:
- Strengthening the enforcement of policies banning romantic relationships between recruiters, instructors, and green troops
- Supporting victims of sexual assault by providing them with legal advice and representation
- Thoroughly checking whether inspector generals on investigations of sexual assault are handling the cases properly
Posted on Monday, August 12th, 2013 at 7:34 pm
The defense and the prosecution James “Whitey” Bulger’s trial focused their closing arguments on Monday, August 5 on his ex-“Winter Hill” gang members’ testimonies.
The three, consisting of Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi, John “The Executioner” Martorano, and Kevin Weeks admitted to the 19 murders Bulger was accused of either committing or ordering in the 1970s and the 1980s. The former gang members also talked about Bulger’s involvement in extorting fellow criminals and local business owners.
Assistant U.S. attorney Fred Wyshak said that Bulger was “one of the most vicious, violent, and calculating criminals to ever walk the streets of Boston” in his closing statement for the eight-week-long trial.
Defense attorney J.W. Carney, on the other hand, accused the government of buying testimony from the suspects.
Martorano’s sentence was reduced to 12 years after admitting guilt to 20 murders and Weeks’ to five years after confessing involvement in five killings.
Our attorneys at Kohler, Hart & Priebe are experienced and knowledgeable in helping people in Appleton charged with criminal offenses defend themselves and their rights. Thus, if you need legal representation after being charged with a criminal offense, don’t hesitate to elicit our legal services by calling 414-271-9595.
Posted on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 at 8:58 pm
The Fond du Lac County Circuit Court sentenced 44-year-old New Berlin resident Joel Kennedy to 18 years of probation and one year conditional jail time on July 23 for charges of failing to report a crime, substantial battery, and first-degree reckless injury after he let a pit bull maul his 18-year-old son. Kennedy was found guilty of these charges last December.
According to the criminal lawsuit, Kennedy and his co-defendant Richard Lisko tied Joel Kennedy, Jr. to a wooden beam and let Lisko’s dog torment him for an hour or so.
Kennedy’s defense attorney said Kennedy “had no intention to harm his son.”
Should you be charged with battery or another criminal offense in Appleton, turn to the attorneys at Kohler, Hart & Priebe. When you call us at 414-271-9595, we can help you understand your legal options and begin working on a defense.
Posted on Saturday, July 20th, 2013 at 7:13 pm
Twenty-seven year old Hairspray star Amanda Bynes appeared in a Manhattan court wearing a turquoise wig and big sunglasses Tuesday morning, July 9, for charges of reckless endangerment and tampering with physical evidence after allegedly tossing a marijuana bong from the window of her 36th floor Manhattan apartment
She made a series of posts on the social media site Twitter during the early hours of Tuesday, which included topics ranging from her recent cosmetic surgery to the bashing of rapper Drake. Her tweets made no mention of her court appearance, however.
Bynes was arrested by the police last May when her building’s administrators reported to the authorities that she was rolling a joint and was smoking pot in the lobby. Prosecutors said the officers saw Bynes toss the bong out of her apartment window when they came to make the arrest.
If you need legal representation for your criminal charges, drug related or otherwise, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the attorneys of Kohler, Hart & Priebe by dialing 414-271-9595 today. We can help you evaluate your defense options.