Could drivers face jail for a first-time DUI?

A first-time DUI is a civil infraction in Wisconsin, the only state that does not criminalize the offense. Enjoying a little too much bubbly and getting behind the wheel may only leave you with a fine if it is the first time you have gotten pulled over for it. Now, however, a handful of lawmakers […]

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Even An Attorney Hires An Attorney When Facing DUI

A well-known personal injury lawyer was recently arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. A sheriff’s deputy spotted the attorney’s Lamborghini speeding in a 35 mph zone. When he pulled over the car, the deputy thought he smelled alcohol on the attorney’s breath. The attorney said he had not been drinking and refused a […]

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Are Sobriety Checkpoints Even Legal In Wisconsin?

Imagine driving home from a holiday gathering, only to come upon a sobriety checkpoint. Before you reached that destination, your driving performance may have been impeccable. No weaving. No unsafe maneuvers. Proper signaling. The highest standards of safety. Yet, you are forced to wait and subject yourself to sobriety testing. In 1990, the Supreme Court […]

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DUI defense needed to minimize the potential damage of an arrest

As many Wisconsin residents know, drinking and driving is a serious crime. When an individual has been charged with intoxicated driving, it is crucial that a solid DUI defense strategy is developed and implemented. The potential consequences of a conviction like this are far too great to allow the allegations to go undefended. After all, […]

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Woman may need DUI defense after being pulled over for speeding

Speeding is one of the most common reasons to be pulled over. However, just because one is pulled over for speeding, it does not mean that he or she cannot leave with something much larger than a ticket for speeding. If police have reason to believe that a driver is under the influence of drugs […]

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DUI defense can help those accused avoid serious consequences

Some Wisconsin residents might be unsure what to do if stopped by police under suspicion of drunk driving. Consequences incurred in the aftermath of a drunk driving charge can be quite serious. A strong DUI defense can help motorists accused of intoxicated driving avoid consequences such as revocation of a driver’s license. Having an experienced […]

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Wisconsin man faces 5th drunk driving charge

Drunk driving is a serious accusation in Wisconsin. Due to the scope of the problem, the state prosecutes OWI charges to the fullest extent of the law, making a strong criminal defense important for those accused of drunk driving. This is particularly true when a person is facing a fifth OWI charge and, potentially, the fifth […]

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Does the anticipated tough OUI law miss the mark?

In our last post, we discussed how two Wisconsin state lawmakers, Reps. Eric Genrich, D-Green Bay, and Andre Jacque, R-De Pere, are expected to introduce a new bill in coming weeks that would propose permanent license suspensions for Wisconsin drivers who are convicted of five or more OUIs. In supporting the lawmakers’ anticipated bill, an […]

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Permanent license revocation law to be proposed in Wisconsin

An extremely tough law against drunk driving is expected to be introduced in the Wisconsin Legislature within the next month or so. The Wausau Daily Herald reported that two state lawmakers from Brown County are planning to co-sponsor a bill that would permanently revoke the driver’s licenses of individuals who are convicted of drunk driving […]

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Flashing lights in your rear-view mirror…

You go out to dinner with friends. The restaurant is packed, which makes you feel a little anxious, so you order a drink to calm you nerves. You laugh and talk with your friends, and eventually the waitress comes by and asks if you’d like another drink. “Sure,” you say. Another hour passes, and your […]

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