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What is an occupational license?

Drivers who are convicted of impaired driving offenses in Wisconsin can be subject to many different penalties. Charges can include underage drunk driving, an OUI offense, driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs and more. In addition to jail time and fines, drivers may lose their driving privileges for some period of time. If this happens, drivers may be eligible to receive what is referred to as an occupational license.

What are Wisconsin’s laws relating to minors and consensual sex?

Every state in the nation has its own laws that govern criminal charges from drunk driving to homicide and more. Sex crimes are also governed on a state-by-state basis. Persons who live in Wisconsin should pay special attention to this state’s specific laws, especially when concerning minors as there are some distinct differences in Wisconsin when compared to other states.

What are the penalties for drunk driving in Wisconsin?

Drivers who are arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in Wisconsin should understand the state’s laws and associated penalties if convicted. Being armed with the right information can help people in the face of challenging times to navigate the often confusing world of lodging a successful defense against OWI, DWI or DUI charges.

Wisconsin sex offender registry program basics

People in Wisconsin who face sex crime allegations such as rape or other sexual assault charges should understand some of the basic information about the state’s laws. This includes an overview on the state’s sex offender registry program. Managed by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, the program requires the some, but not all, people convicted of sex crimes in Wisconsin to have their personal data collected and monitored by the state and communicated to various law enforcement organizations, neighborhood groups and more.

Field sobriety tests may be unreliable

Being convicted of an OWI in Wisconsin can be accompanied by serious penalties including costly fines, revocation of your driver’s license and even jail time, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. When a person is stopped by authorities who suspect him or her of drinking and driving, a field sobriety test may be performed. These tests are done to establish probable cause for an arrest. However, here at Craig Kuhary, Attorney at Law, we know that due to the subjective nature of a field sobriety test, it can be successfully challenged in the courtroom.

Questioning the validity of breath analyzer tests

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, over 26 percent of adults living in Wisconsin admitted in a survey that they had operated a vehicle while they were drunk in the last year. Wisconsin leads the nation in drunk driving with over 33,000 convictions in 2012.

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