Wisconsin family fined for underage drinking party leading to crash

Although the weather still feels like winter, spring is almost here. For many Wisconsin students, that means high school or college graduation is just around the corner. If you plan to host a party and serve alcohol, you should know that in some cases, you could be held liable for any alcohol-fueled mayhem caused by […]

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Social host laws growing in popularity: Part II

In our last post, we began a discussion about social host laws. These laws, which have been enacted in various forms in approximately 28 states, were passed largely as an effort to reduce the prevalence of DUI accidents involving underage drinkers. Under social host laws, adults may be fined civilly or criminally if underage persons […]

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Social host laws growing in popularity: Part I

Teens all over America have transitioned from parties hosted on warm summer nights to parties held after football games and after challenging exams have left them ready for a little relaxation. The idea that teenagers should avoid party-going behavior which might lead to DUI charges is truly a no-brainer. However, the idea that parents might […]

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Waukesha and other Wisconsin schools now using breathalyzer tests

Spring is a busy and exciting time for high school students in Waukesha and around Wisconsin. Between prom, graduation, and the after-parties which usually accompany these events, there are many exciting nights to look forward to. But Wisconsin police realize that prom and graduation parties are frequently sources of underage drinking and subsequent drunk driving. […]

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Wisconsin police on high alert for underage drinking and driving

Earlier this week, we posted about a Wisconsin teenager who has been charged with four felonies for allegedly killing a man during a drunk-driving car accident. If convicted, the 18-year-old girl could spend up to 37 years in prison. The timing of this incident serves as a sobering reminder for all Wisconsin teens. During the […]

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