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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Waukesha County judge charges two in friend’s fatal drug overdose

In March, we wrote that a Wisconsin woman faced criminal charges for supplying the heroin that caused a friend’s accidental overdose. Even though drug use is a personal choice, those who supply illegal drugs or illegal prescription drugs to someone who overdoses can face serious consequences. A man and woman stand trial in Waukesha County […]

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Intervention programs help reduce repeat OWI offenses: Part II

Earlier this week, we began a discussion about pretrial intensive supervision programs (ISPs). These programs are operating in 11 Wisconsin counties (including Waukesha) and were first introduced in Wisconsin in 1993. Pretrial intensive supervision programs offer a humane and effective solution to the problem of repeat OWI offenses. They are a collaborative effort between repeat […]

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Intervention programs help reduce repeat OWI offenses: Part I

Wisconsin has tough drunk driving laws. In some cases, these laws are tough enough to keep first-time OWI offenders from violating again. However, strict fines, penalties and jail time will do little to stop many repeat offenders. This is because repeat offenders often struggle with untreated addiction to alcohol. With this in mind, more than […]

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Waukesha man faces six felony counts for alleged child sex crimes

We have often posted about Wisconsin’s hard-line stance on sex crimes. Those who are charged with a sex crime can face literally hundreds of years in prison because of the classification of sex crimes as felonies. Additionally, those who are suspected of a sex crime are often charged with several felonies at once. A recent […]

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Waukesha’s ban on residence for sex offenders creates problems

Earlier this month, a 70-year-old Oconomowoc man was released from prison after serving 17 years for sexual assault. The Department of Corrections (DOC) originally planned to place him in Waukesha because of its abundant supply of housing, transit services and access to social services. However, the new city ordinance has barred him from being placed […]

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Waukesha City Council Sends Message To Sex Offenders: Stay Away

Once someone has been convicted of a sex crime, it is likely that his life will never return to normal. Because of our strict sex offender registry requirements, a convicted sex offender will be publicly branded for the rest of his life, even after he has served his sentence. Wisconsin’s sex offender registry requirements are […]

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