So You’re Charged With A DUI: What’s Next?

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For many individuals who are charged with a DUI, this will be their first encounter with the criminal justice system, or even their first time in a courtroom. They may be uncertain about how swiftly things will proceed, what steps will come next, or what rights are important to assert. If you’ve never been involved…

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How To Challenge The Results of Your DUI Test

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After a night out with friends, perhaps you were stopped by police while on your way home to bed. Or maybe you were headed to a sporting event with friends when a cop noticed what appeared to be a beer can in someone’s hand. In either of these instances, a seemingly innocent event can turn…

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Multiple OWIs and The Risk of Felony Conviction

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While the thought of criminal prosecution for one OWI may be overwhelming for many, the reality is that repeated offenses for driving while intoxicated are not uncommon. Under Wisconsin law each additional offense raises the level of punishment imposed and increases the risk of jail time. Despite the best efforts of one recent defendant, Wisconsin…

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Can You Get a DUI on a Private Street?

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You probably already know that driving under the influence (DUI) is illegal on public streets. But what if you’re driving on a private street? Many states actually do prohibit drunk driving on certain private properties. DUI On Private Property in Wisconsin Although it might vary according to the state you live in or the state…

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Consent to Blood Draw Issues

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As most people know, the results of a blood draw can make a significant difference in the charges you face at a traffic stop. It’s for this reason that giving consent to the blood draw in the first place can be so important. It is your right as a citizen to either give consent or…

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Is a DUI Permanent on My Record?

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Driving Under the Influence (DUI) carries many immediate consequences, including penalties such as driver’s license suspension, fines, probation, jail time, ignition interlock device installation, drug and alcohol classes, or an alcohol home monitoring unit. But there are long-term consequences, as well, and one of those is the effect of the offense on your driving and…

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Will I Have to Do Jail Time for a DUI in Wisconsin?

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If you’ve been charged with a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge, you could face consequences that affect you for the rest of your life. Unfortunately – although it isn’t something that happens all the time – you could also face jail time. This is one reason it’s crucial that you have an experienced DUI…

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Is DUI a Felony in Wisconsin?

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Most people are aware of what’s at stake if they are caught drinking and driving. Besides the dangers associated with drunk drivers, you also face a number of fines and penalties if you end up with a drunk driving charge in Wisconsin. In fact, there’s a chance that your Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge…

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How Should I Conduct Myself During a Field Sobriety Test?

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Field Sobriety Test

When the police make a traffic stop in Wisconsin on suspicion of drunk driving, one of the things they will often do is ask the driver to submit to field sobriety tests (FSTs). Unlike the breathalyzer test, in Wisconsin, unless you are a commercial driver, you are not required to submit to the FSTs. Wisconsin’s…

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