It’s all the hype – Justin Bieber has been pulled over for drunk and drugged driving. A breath test reported his Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) at .04, which is below the legal limit for a person of legal drinking age. However, Bieber is only 19, which means it is illegal for him to drive with any amount of alcohol in his system. He also admitted to smoking marijuana and taking prescription drugs.
Arrested for Drugged Driving
A DUI is not limited to alcohol, or even illegal drugs. The drugs prescribed to a person by a doctor can result in a DUI arrest. Prescription drugs have warning labels about not operating heavy machinery or driving until knowing how the drug will affect you. These warnings do not mean that a person is impaired by the drug while driving, until a certified Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE) can determine impairment. A drug panel from a blood sample must also be taken to determine the amount of the prescription drug in a person’s system. A person with drug amounts above the therapeutic range is considered “too” impaired to drive. A citation for DUI will be issued.
Although legal in a few states, marijuana is still illegal in many states. The states where marijuana is legal do have issues about how to accurately depict a level of intoxication. Driving under the influence of marijuana will result in a DUI.
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Wisconsin DUI Defense Attorney Nathan J. Dineen practices 100% DUI/OWI charges in Wisconsin. Whether drunk driving, drugged driving, or under-aged drivers with alcohol in you system, Attorney Nathan J. Dineen is the best defense for your DUI charge. He is Certified Forensic Drug and Alcohol Attorney, Certified Field Sobriety Test Instructor, and Certified Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE). Contact Attorney Dineen at 877-384-6800 for a Free Case Evaluation of your DUI.
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A second offense Wisconsin OWI is a misdemeanor charge. The penalties for a second offense DUI are much harsher than a first offense. Not only will you face license suspension and a fine, an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) must be installed, jail time will be served, and you will face a burden to your personal and professional life.
The Cost of a Second Offense DUI in Wisconsin
Not only will you face up to $1,100 (plus court costs) financially, but a Wisconsin OWI second offense will also cost you your time…in jail. A second offense drunk driving conviction will face 5 days to 6 months in jail. The amount of time in jail could cost you your job, unless you qualify for Huber work release.
Second Offense OWI Penalties on Wisconsin Driving Privilege
Your driver’s license will be revoked for a period of 12 to 18 months, with a 45 day waiting period before being able to apply for an Occupational License. The waiting period is one year if your previous offense occurred within 5 years. Your second offense misdemeanor drunk driving charge will also require the installation of an Ignition Interlock Device on all vehicles in your name.
Hire Attorney Nathan J. Dineen for the Best Defense for your Second Offense OWI
Wisconsin DUI Defense Nathan J. Dineen has the knowledge and experience to aggressively fight your second offense Wisconsin DUI. Attorney Dineen practices 100% OWI Defense in Wisconsin. Contact Attorney Nathan J. Dineen at 877-384-6800 for a Free Case Review.
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Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. would like to congratulate Wisconsin DUI Attorney Nathan J. Dineen and Attorney Michael Cohen (Eau Claire, WI) on becoming the first Wisconsin DUI Attorneys to be Certified in Drug and Alcohol Analysis. Wisconsin DUI Defense Attorney Nathan J. Dineen attended and completed the ACS Forensic Drug and Alcohol seminar in Chicago, Illinois. He was one of 12 attorneys to attend this seminar, and one of two from Wisconsin. Attorney Dineen and Attorney Cohen are the first attorneys in Wisconsin to become certified in drug and alcohol analysis.
The ACS Forensic Drug and Alcohol Lawyer Certification is a hands-on 80 hour course of the science to understand and attack blood and/or breath test for alcohol and drugs. The seminar focuses on the effect of drugs on a person from the point of view of the motorist suspected of driving under the influence of drugs. The attorneys had hands-on experience with the instruments used for testing for drugs and gained an understanding of how different drugs affect motor skills and how long each drug remains in the human body.
Attorney Nathan Dineen continues to demonstrate through alcohol and drug certification and trial experience how he truly is one of the state’s most knowledgeable and experienced DUI Defense Attorney. If you have been charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, contact Wisconsin DUI Defense Attorney Nathan J. Dineen at 877-384-6800 for a Free Case Review.
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Do you prefer regular or diet soda when ordering a cocktail? While diet soda has zero calories, it can also raise your Breath Alcohol Concentration (BrAC). The Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research journal published a recent study by Cecile A. Marczinski and Amy L. Stamates on the effects of regular vs. diet soda on breath alcohol concentrations. The overall finding: diet soda increases breath alcohol readings for both men and women.
Determining the Effects of Diet Soda for a Wisconsin OWI
The participants drank vodka mixed with regular soda, vodka mixed with diet soda, and a placebo. The participants had each drink in three separate sessions. Each participant was given a Breathalyzer test and made self-assessments about how drunk they felt as well as their willingness to drive. Overall, the BrAC readings were 18% higher when alcohol was mixed with a diet soda, but the participants rated no difference in drunkenness between either drink.
Arrested for a Wisconsin OWI
If you have been drinking diet mixers and have been arrested for a Wisconsin OWI, contact Wisconsin OWI Defense Attorney Nathan J. Dineen. Attorney Dineen will fight your breath test result to get the best possible outcome for his clients. Contact him at 877-384-6800 for a Free Case Review.
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While growing up, many remember taking part in the D.A.R.E. program through school. As just another speech to listen to (or fall asleep to), the point was to warn of the dangers of taking drugs and alcohol. Some states have noticed how words flow through one ear and out the other of these middle school students. In order to catch their attention, kids in New Mexico were “arrested for drunk driving” and put through mock hearings with real officers, judges, and court employees, with the hopes of making this a state-wide program.
These students were put through the legal process in order to understand what it’s like to be arrested for DUI, the fines that must be paid, and in some cases, jail time that must be served. While the students got to return home after the program was through, the penalties of driving drunk in Wisconsin will affect your life for more than a few hours. Implementing a hands-on program for these teenagers to understand the consequences of drinking and driving hopes to curb underage drinking and instill ideas of safer, alternative rides home after drinking as adults.
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Have you been arrested for a Wisconsin DUI? You may wish you were a teenager in a DUI prevention program, but don’t let this unfortunate event define your life. Contact DUI Defense Attorney Nathan J. Dineen at 877-384-6800 for a Free Case Review. Attorney Dineen is a Certified Field Sobriety Test Instructor and Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE). Don’t settle for the rest, when you can have the Best. Contact DUI Defense Attorney Nathan J. Dineen to schedule your consultation.
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