Overview of Wisconsin’s penalties for OWI

People in Oshkosh and throughout the Fox Valley area probably dread getting pulled over by local police, especially after they have been out with friends or recently enjoyed a family or social gathering. They may well know that a drunk driving charge, called an OWI in Wisconsin, can carry some serious penalties. First-time offense Even […]

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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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Repeat OWIs times exponential costs can really add up

Drinking and driving can come with an avalanche of ramifications, but the price you pay for repeat offenses could rise exponentially. Almost 2,000 arrests are made every month in Wisconsin for drinking and driving. Being a part of that statistic of operating while intoxicated (OWI) can come with serious consequences, with the stakes only going […]

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The effects of a TBI can show up much later

Many incidents can result in people suffering serious injuries without them immediately realizing it. If you suffered injuries in a car accident, the adrenaline you feel could mask any pain or other symptoms that could point to a severe injury. It is not uncommon for injuries to show symptoms days or even weeks after an […]

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Where do Breathalyzers come from and how do they work?

Did you know that a former police officer turned college professor invented the first breath-testing machine? Dr. Robert Borkenstein, the accepted father of the Breathalyzer, wanted to find a way for law enforcement officials to determine whether someone had enough alcohol in his or her system to be drunk without a blood sample. That was in 1954. […]

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