As many Wisconsin residents know, drinking and driving is a serious crime. When an individual has been charged with intoxicated driving, it is crucial that a solid DUI defense strategy is developed and implemented. The potential consequences of a conviction like this are far too great to allow the allegations to go undefended. After all, a conviction can have a direct and negative impact on one's personal and professional life.
Speeding is one of the most common reasons to be pulled over. However, just because one is pulled over for speeding, it does not mean that he or she cannot leave with something much larger than a ticket for speeding. If police have reason to believe that a driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they may conduct a field sobriety test or Breathalyzer test. Alternatively, they may take the suspect down to the station for a blood test. This appears to be what happened to a 27-year-old woman from another state who was recently arrested in Wisconsin after what should have been a standard traffic stop for speeding; she now may need to mount a DUI defense.
Some Wisconsin residents might be unsure what to do if stopped by police under suspicion of drunk driving. Consequences incurred in the aftermath of a drunk driving charge can be quite serious. A strong DUI defense can help motorists accused of intoxicated driving avoid consequences such as revocation of a driver's license.
Drunk driving is a serious accusation in Wisconsin. Due to the scope of the problem, the state prosecutes OWI charges to the fullest extent of the law, making a strong criminal defense important for those accused of drunk driving. This is particularly true when a person is facing a fifth OWI charge and, potentially, a fifth conviction.
In our last post, we discussed how two Wisconsin state lawmakers, Reps. Eric Genrich, D-Green Bay, and Andre Jacque, R-De Pere, are expected to introduce a new bill in coming weeks that would propose permanent license suspensions for Wisconsin drivers who are convicted of five or more OUIs.
An extremely tough law against drunk driving is expected to be introduced in the Wisconsin Legislature within the next month or so.
You go out to dinner with friends. The restaurant is packed, which makes you feel a little anxious, so you order a drink to calm you nerves. You laugh and talk with your friends, and eventually the waitress comes by and asks if you’d like another drink. “Sure,” you say.
Wisconsin is one of many states where police officers use field sobriety tests in effort to determine if a driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
We often discuss ways of fighting drunk driving charges in the state of Wisconsin; however, if it is too late and you have already been convicted with an OWI and you have had your driver's license suspended as a result, you are probably wondering how you are going to get to get around, especially to and from work.
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