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Convicted of an OWI on A Commercial Driving License

I have a Commercial Driver’s License and I’m arrested for OWI – now what?
You see the police in your rearview mirror. Your heart sinks. You drank a few beers with dinner. Your mind races. What happens if you’re arrested for drunk driving in Wisconsin with a commercial driver’s license? If you hold a Commercial Driver’s License […]

By |April 17th, 2017|Daniel R. Skarie, DUI Defense, Nathan J. Dineen|Comments Off on Convicted of an OWI on A Commercial Driving License

Officer Resigns After Misconduct Uncovered

On March 28, 2017 Green Bay police officer Mike Rahn resigned after accusations of falsifying information in police reports. Officer Rahn covered a wide range of cases, including but not limited to drunk driving, drugs, and prostitution.
Many Cases Under Investigation
About 500 cases are being reviewed after it was discovered that several written police reports contained […]

By |April 17th, 2017|DUI Defense|Comments Off on Officer Resigns After Misconduct Uncovered

Drunk Driving DUI Defense Lawyers Appleton Wisconsin

Experienced Drunk Driving DUI Defense Lawyers in Appleton Wisconsin
The experienced drunk driving defense lawyers at Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. represent clients located in Appleton including Outagamie, Brown, Winnebago, and Calumet counties. If you or a loved one is accused of DUI, you need immediate, tough, aggressive representation. Contact Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. immediately.
Free Initial […]

By |April 13th, 2017|Appleton, Attorney Dineen, Daniel R. Skarie, DUI Defense|Comments Off on Drunk Driving DUI Defense Lawyers Appleton Wisconsin

Luis vs 6th Amendment

United States Supreme Court says you have the right to hire the attorney of your choosing:
Let’s suppose you’re accused of a financial crime. As part of its investigation the government freezes your assets. All of your assets – even those entirely unrelated to the crime you’re accused of. In cases like these it was the […]

By |April 12th, 2017|DUI Defense|Comments Off on Luis vs 6th Amendment

Is Using Your Smartphone While Driving as Dangerous as Drunk Driving?

More than ½ of all trips that ended in a crash included some sort of distraction from a mobile phone. That’s what new data from thousands of drivers suggests. Furthermore, the data suggests that in nearly ¼ of the crashes the driver was using his or her smartphone within one minute prior to the crash […]

By |April 10th, 2017|Daniel R. Skarie, DUI Defense|Comments Off on Is Using Your Smartphone While Driving as Dangerous as Drunk Driving?

Prosecutors Caught Spying on Defense Attorneys – Could This Impact Your Drunk Driving Case?

The US Attorney’s office in Kansas possessed of hundreds of confidential recordings of attorney client communications. The communications were intercepted at a private facility in Leavenworth, Kansas. Is there a risk of prosecutor’s spying on your Wisconsin drunk driving case? Read more to find out.
Over 227 Phone Calls and at Least 30 Videos Recorded Without Attorneys’ Knowledge

It is […]

By |April 5th, 2017|Daniel R. Skarie, DUI Defense|Comments Off on Prosecutors Caught Spying on Defense Attorneys – Could This Impact Your Drunk Driving Case?

Utah Adopts .05 Percent Blood Alcohol Limit for Drunk Driving – Will Wisconsin?

Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed a bill last Thursday reducing the state’s blood alcohol limit for drivers to .05 percent – the strictest in the nation. Utah is the first state in the nation to adopt a .05 percent standard. Utah was also the first state to adopt a .08 standard nearly thirty years ago. […]

By |April 4th, 2017|Daniel R. Skarie, DUI Defense|Comments Off on Utah Adopts .05 Percent Blood Alcohol Limit for Drunk Driving – Will Wisconsin?

Massive Lab Scandal affecting Driving Under the Influence of Drugs Cases

23,000 people convicted of low-level drug offenses in Massachusetts are expects to have their cases dismissed next month. That’s a lot of cases. Why? Because of a rogue chemist. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ordered district attorneys from several counties to decide which, among roughly 24,000 cases, they can realistically attempt to re-prosecute. Some […]

By |March 30th, 2017|Daniel R. Skarie, DUI Defense, DUI Drugs|Comments Off on Massive Lab Scandal affecting Driving Under the Influence of Drugs Cases

Wisconsin Drunk Driving Penalties Increase January 1st

Wisconsin lawmakers passed a bill to increase the penalties for repeat drunk driving offenders and to align the penalties to those of our neighboring states. Changes will be made to penalties for convictions of a fourth or subsequent OWI charges occurring on or after January 1, 2017.
Fourth-Offense OWI
There will no longer be any differentiation between fourth-offense […]

By |December 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Wisconsin Drunk Driving Penalties Increase January 1st

Turning a Blind Eye to Drunk Driving

A drunk driving charge carries with it not only the penalties enforced by the law, but also the stigma attached to it.  Some may judge those with a conviction for being careless, reckless, or irresponsible.  Many preach to their children to never, under any circumstance, get in a vehicle with a driver who knowingly had […]

By |December 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Turning a Blind Eye to Drunk Driving