Court ruling could benefit OWI/DUI defense with blood samples

In Wisconsin when there is a law enforcement investigation to determine if a driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the evidence is a critical factor in the outcome of the case. For operating while intoxicated or driving under the influence, drivers can face severe penalties including jail, fines, lost driving privileges and […]

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When are ignition interlock devices ordered for drivers?

An ignition interlock device is a mechanism that an individual may be required to install in their vehicle if they are convicted of a drunk driving charge. Wisconsin recognizes several different situations from which ignition interlock device orders may arise. While many individuals may have heard of these devices, not everyone may understand what the […]

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When is ignition interlock required after an OWI?

People in Wisconsin drive their vehicles every day in order to get to where they need to go each day. While people take this for granted, being able to legally drive is considered a privilege and people need to follow the rules if they want to maintain their privilege to drive. If they do not […]

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News report says Wisconsin DUI law has a “loophole”

Our readers in Wisconsin likely know that one of the potential penalties for a drunk driving conviction is a court-order to have an “ignition interlock device” installed in any vehicle the offender might drive, once the person’s driver’s license is re-instated. For those who do not know, an ignition interlock device, or “IID” for short, […]

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Officials examine Wisconsin OWI laws

Wisconsin is the only U.S. state where a first-time DUI charge is not a criminal offense. That means those who receive one may only get a traffic citation instead of harsher punishments such as a prison sentence or a criminal charge on their record. Because of this, officials in the state say they want to […]

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Woman suspected of OWI after Wisconsin traffic stop

Most drivers have likely had an experience in which they have forgotten to turn on their headlights while driving. While this is typically a relatively minor issue, a woman in Wisconsin now faces OWI allegations after a traffic stop. The woman reportedly remained hospitalized in the days following the incident after she was injured during it. […]

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IID often follows drunk driving charge in Wisconsin

Law enforcement officials in Wisconsin often have a strong desire to keep drivers who are under the influence of alcohol off the roadways. While this is understandable, accusations of drunk driving can have significant consequences. For example, many first-time and repeat offenders are often required to have an ignition interlock device installed. The purpose of […]

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Drunk driving suspected in fatal Wisconsin car accident

Car accidents can happen at any time for a variety of reasons. When a car accident results in a fatality, many people — law enforcement officers included — want someone to blame. In fact, a man in Wisconsin now faces multiple criminal charges because it is believed that he caused a fatal accident; drunk driving […]

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Proposed law seeks to expunge Wisconsin drunk driving convictions

Often, regardless of what the accusation is, a criminal conviction can have a significant impact on the rest of a person’s life. This is true even if the person never commits another crime again. Two lawmakers in Wisconsin have recently proposed a bill that could potentially limit the damage that a first-time drunk driving conviction could […]

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Wisconsin drunk driving charge vacated

Anyone who has watched dramatizations based on law enforcement officers has likely seen a show in which an officer’s actions are based upon a “hunch.” While such action may ultimately be successful on television, it may not be in real life in Wisconsin, depending on the circumstances. In fact, a court has recently overturned a drunk […]

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