Judge vs. Jury Trial for a First-Time OWI Case

Wisconsin state statute provides for stringent laws when it comes to Operating While intoxicated (OWI) offenses. In addition to this, the law provides a mechanism for trial — bench trial and a jury trial. As such, if you are accused of a first offense OWI in Wisconsin, it is imperative to understand that you have a […]

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If I Get an OWI in Wisconsin, Do I Have To Tell My Boss?

You’re out having the time of your life with some friends. At least you were, until the flashing red and blue lights began to light up your rear-view mirror.  Just like that, you find yourself facing an OWI (operating while intoxicated) charge and are probably feeling overwhelmed by the life-changing consequences unfolding before you.   Important […]

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If Only It Were Always That Clear Cut…

During a period of time when capitols around the country are already on high alert as a result of recent events in Washington, D.C., a very unique OWI arrest took place at our state capitol building in Madison.  As reported by the Associated Press, a 44-year-old man drove his vehicle up the stairs of the Wisconsin […]

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Are Ignition Interlock Devices Mandatory for an OWI offense in Wisconsin?

Ignition interlock devices (IIDs) are a penalty you could suffer in some OWI convictions in Wisconsin.  IIDs are required under Wisconsin law during your first OWI offense if your BAC (blood alcohol level) is .15 or above, any repeat OWI offense, or if you refuse to chemical testing to determine your BAC level. You must […]

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Waukesha Criminal Defense Attorney Craig M. Kuhary has been Named a 2020 Super Lawyer

Why is being named a Super Lawyer considered such an honor? Super Lawyers selection process is notably accurate and poses as the most reliable third-party source for consumers to identify top lawyers in their state. The accuracy of the selection process is demonstrated by the 2013 patent it received by The United States Patent and […]

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Driving While Under the Influence of Marijuana in Wisconsin

An OWI charge is often associated with alcohol consumption. However, you can also be charged with an OWI for driving under the influence of illegal drugs such as marijuana. In fact, Wisconsin has some of the strictest marijuana tolerance laws while driving in the entire United States.  To put this into perspective, in Wisconsin, you […]

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Wisconsin Receives an F+ Grade for Covid-19 Prevention in Prisons

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Prison Policy Initiative granted an F+ grade to the state of Wisconsin for its COVID-19 prevention practices in prisons. The report in its entirety analyzed each state’s handling of COVID-19 in jails and prisons. Nine states received D grades, while the rest received F grades.  In the report’s analysis of Wisconsin, points […]

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Has an OWI arrest jeopardized your Wisconsin CDL?

If your occupation is a trucker or bus driver, the last thing you want is to lose your commercial driver’s license. However, the penalties in Wisconsin for driving under the influence when operating a commercial vehicle are severe and could seriously disrupt your career. Earning your CDL In the state of Wisconsin, anyone who operates […]

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Domestic abuse charges and their effects

People may receive domestic abuse charges in a variety of ways. Over the years, the courts have begun to crack down on such offenses, and those who are convicted may receive stiff penalties. Someone who faces a domestic abuse charge may find it helpful to understand what all it entails. The charge itself, as well as the […]

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Why have DUI arrests for women increased in recent years?

A 2014 study focused on drunk driving cases across the nation revealed that DUI arrests had increased for women while similar arrests for men had declined. Those responding, from judges to alcohol treatment professionals, confirmed that there was an upswing in the number of women going through the justice system. Why have DUI arrests for […]

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