Summer is coming to a close. As we make plans with friends and family to hit the road and get in some last minute trips, it is important to remember to stay safe while driving. Holiday weekends always see an increase in road accidents and fatalities, many as the result of drinking and driving. Keep […]
A new device has been developed as an alternative to blood and breath tests currently being used in DUI cases to determine the blood alcohol level content of a suspected drunk driver. The device could also be used by an individual wishing to monitor their own alcohol level while drinking to ensure they are safe […]
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 […]