Drugs and other controlled substances are divided into five different schedules depending on accepted medical use, potential of leading to abuse, and likelihood of causing addiction. Anticipation is escalating as many are waiting for the decision on whether or not the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will reschedule marijuana from a Schedule I to Schedule II Drug. […]
We all know someone who has been charged with drunk driving, or possibly you have been charged yourself. When convicted of drunk driving, you face many consequences. Wisconsin DUI Penalties are complicated and subject to change. The penalties increase significantly for each additional DUI offense you have on your record. Among the many possible penalties […]
If you are headed out on the water to enjoy the long weekend, be mindful of drinks consumed while operating your watercraft. Increased patrols will be out looking for anyone Boating Under the Influence (BUI) as part of an initiative called Operation Dry Water.
Operation Dry Water
Operation Dry Water is a national BUI awareness and enforcement […]
Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. is pleased to announce Attorney Nathan J. Dineen has been selected as one of the 2016 “Wisconsin Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers magazine for the second year in a row.
Super Lawyers selects attorneys from law firms of all sizes and over 70 practice areas throughout the United States and London. […]
This week the Supreme Court issued its opinion in the case of Birchfield v. North Dakota. The issue in the case was whether, in the absence of a warrant, a state may make it a crime for a person to refuse to take a chemical test to detect the presence of alcohol in the person’s […]
Fourth Amendment Rights
The U.S. Supreme Court has questioned some states’ laws that make it a crime to refuse a breath or blood test without a warrant, and whether or not it is a violation of our Fourth Amendment rights. The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibits “unreasonable searches and seizures” particularly, in this case, […]
Do you text, check Facebook or catch up on e-mails while driving? Most of us live busy lives these days and every minute counts. It may seem like a time saver to catch up with our social lives and important emails while traveling from one place to the next, but this is never a good […]
A study was conducted at the University of Iowa to determine how alcohol, marijuana, and a combination of the two, can impair drivers. Though some states are legalizing marijuana, it is still illegal to drive under the influence. Volunteers willingly became drunk and stoned and got behind the wheel of a simulator to determine at what level […]
Own an iWatch or a Fitbit? Do you love your wearable technology? You can now add a device called “Skyn” made by the San Francisco based BACtrack to your wrist as well. BACtrack is a company that makes breathalyzers for law enforcement agencies. Recently BACtrack won the $200,000 grand prize at a National Institutes of […]
On Monday March 15, 2016 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated guidelines that place greater responsibility on doctors to stem the ever increasing problem of opioid use and addiction in America. According to the CDC, opioid’s killed 28,647 people in the United States in 2014.
The CDC reports that, since 1999, prescriptions […]