Posted on Monday, February 17th, 2014 at 6:03 pm
A volunteer for the 4-H program in Calumet County has been charged with two counts of child enticement and sexual assault of a teenage girl.
Chance J. Ujazdowski, 30, of Hortonville could be sentenced to 62 years in prison if he is found guilty of all of the charges filed against him. The charges against Ujazdowski are related to incidents that occurred in Outagamie County. Allegedly, Ujazdowski initiated an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old girl involved in the 4-H program.
Assistant District Attorney Peter Han noted that, aside from the two incidents of sexual assualt in Outagamie County, there had been other incidents in a different county that occurred in February of 2013. Ujazdowski’s defense attorney, James Long, asked the court to assign a bond for his client based only on the Outagamie County charges.
If you have been charged with severe criminal charges, hiring legal counsel could optimize a favorable outcome in court. The attorneys of Kohler, Hart & Priebe represent Appleton people that face criminal charges. Call 414-271-9595 to speak with a member of our legal team.
Posted on Friday, January 31st, 2014 at 3:15 pm
First-term Florida Representative, Trey Radel, announced his resignation on Monday, January 27. Radel faced pressure from fellow congressmen to resign after a November 2013 arrest relating to cocaine possession.
Radel said “it is my belief that I cannot fully and effectively serve as a United States Representative to the place I love and call home, Southwest Florida.” To a letter that he addressed to House of Representative Speaker and Ohio Rep. John Boehner, Radel apologized for his arrest in Washington, D.C.
Political news site Politico first covered the news of his resignation, which was confirmed by Radel’s aide. Radel had first dismissed the issue and returned to Congress earlier this month.
Criminal charges can threaten to ruin the convicted party’s personal and professional relationships. If you are facing criminal charges in Appleton, the experienced lawyers of Kohler, Hart & Priebe have the knowledge and confidence to represent their clients. Call 414-271-9595 to speak with a member of our legal team today.
Posted on Friday, January 24th, 2014 at 9:09 pm
On Friday, January 17, Kirk Riddle, a former employee of Kohler Co., was sentenced to 90 days in jail for embezzlement and theft.
In addition to prison time, Riddle was sentenced to three years of probation. He allegedly embezzled $117,000 from his employer to pay for escort services. In addition, he stole two $6,000 toilets from his company to install in his home.
During his hearing, Riddle thanked Kohler Co. and apologized for taking advantage of their finances. Riddle’s attorney cited alcoholism as the reason for Riddle’s behavior.
Sheboygan County Circuit Judge Timothy Van Akkeren subtracted the 41 days that Riddle had already served from his 90-day jail term.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 at 8:22 pm
A woman who is a citizen of the United States and who admitted to plotting to kill a Swedish artist for allegedly offending Muslims received a sentence of 10 years in jail. Fifty-year-old Colleen Larose, who admitted that she was involved in a plot to kill the artist, is known online as “Jihad Jane.”
Larose was formerly potentially facing a life in prison, but the judge handling her case approved a government petition to have her sentence reduced due to the assistance she gave to federal investigators. After the request was granted, prosecutors still sought several decades in prison due to the perceived danger Larose posed.
If you are charged with a federal offense in Appleton, a defense attorney with Kohler, Hart, & Priebe can help you craft a strong defense, giving you a chance to possibly get acquitted or receive lesser charges. Find out more about the resources and experience we have and how we can put it to work for you by calling 414-271-9595 today.
Posted on Friday, December 13th, 2013 at 4:11 pm
Portage County Circuit Judge Thomas Eagon gave 29-year-old Plover, Wisconsin resident William Bennett a sentence term of 12 years in jail on Tuesday, December 3, in addition to penalties of seven years of initial confinement and five years of supervision for selling heroin from a public housing unit on 3031 Rosalie Parkway in Plove.
Eagon chose to not give the recommended four- to five-year sentence to Bennett, but chose to go with the recommendation of Portage County Assistant District Attorney David Knaapen to give Bennett a 12-year sentence.
The increased penalty was given based on the fact that Bennett was out on bond and waiting for updates on his cocaine dealing charges in Waukesha and Dane Counties when he was arrested for heroin dealing charges in Plover, Knaapen said.
Should you need a skilled criminal lawyer to defend you against drug crime charges in Appleton, our experienced attorneys at Kohler, Hart & Priebe can help. Call us at 414-271-9595 today to discuss your specific charges and defense options.
Posted on Sunday, December 8th, 2013 at 7:25 pm
Wisconsin resident, James Kruger, 36, was accused of a crime spree that spanned Grant, Iowa, and Dane counties. The crimes that Kruger allegedly committed in September include robbery, kidnapping, and a high-speed car chase.
Kruger’s court date was delayed after he was found incompetent for trial. Grant County Circuit Judge, Robert VanDeHey ordered Kruger to be committed to a mental institution for up to one year based on a psychiatrist’s report.
Kruger’s attorney, Rose Oliveto, said Kruger will participate in another competency hearing in Iowa County on Tuesday, December 10. The psychiatric report used in the Grant County hearing will also be used for the Iowa County hearing.
The process of facing criminal charges can be time-consuming and tedious. Legal advice from an experienced criminal defense attorney is often vital in successfully opposing harsh charges. If you have been accused of criminal activity in the Appleton area, contact Kohler, Hart & Priebe, at 414-271-9595.
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.