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Avoid the Worst New Year’s Hangover – a DUI

The New Year is a time of reflection and celebration.  If you choose to go out with friends or family, make sure you designate a sober driver to ensure a safe ride home and avoid a New Year’s DUI charge.  Not only will the traffic be more congested due to travelers and party-goers, you will […]

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How Wisconsin Ranks on the Mothers Against Drunk Driving Report

Wisconsin OWI’s often make national headlines, as we supposedly lead the country when it comes to alcohol consumption.  However, Wisconsin ranked surprisingly well on this year’s Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s National Progress Report which rates the states’ drunk driving efforts.

The report uses a five-star grading system to rate states on their implementation of proven drunk driving […]

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Increased DUI Charges over Thanksgiving Weekend

As we prepare for the long Thanksgiving weekend, keep in mind there will be an increase in Thanksgiving DUI enforcement underway.  Thanksgiving is known as much for turkey, football, and spending time with family as it is for being the most dangerous time to be on the road.
Increased Travel + Increased Drinking = Thanksgiving DUI
The […]

By |November 23rd, 2016|DUI Defense|Comments Off on Increased DUI Charges over Thanksgiving Weekend

Increased Penalties for Drunk Driving Offenses

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. Senate Bill 455, now Act 371, changes penalties for convictions of a fourth or subsequent driving under the influence of an intoxicant or other drug (OWI) charge.
Changes to a Fourth-Offense […]

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New “Potalyzer” being Developed to Detect Impaired Driving

Can a “Potalyzer” assist in the detection of impaired driving?  The observable way to determine alcohol intoxication is by testing the blood, breath, or urine.  When pulled over for a DUI in Wisconsin, a person will most likely undergo a breath and blood test, depending on whether or not he or she refused to submit […]

By |October 24th, 2016|DUI Defense, sobriety tests, Uncategorized|Comments Off on New “Potalyzer” being Developed to Detect Impaired Driving

2015 Wisconsin Act 389

Governor Scott Walker signed a bill earlier this year which has been passed by the legislature and enacted into law, Act 389.
Ignition Interlock Devices
The previous law typically required the installation of an IID  in an offender’s vehicle for those who refuse to take a preliminary breath screening test or the person has a total of […]

By |October 17th, 2016|DUI Defense|Comments Off on 2015 Wisconsin Act 389

Drunk Driving During Football Season

In Wisconsin we are known for our beloved Green Bay Packers as much as we are for our drinking.  During football season, they go hand in hand whether tailgating at Lambeau or watching the game at a friend’s house or local establishment.  As a result, more of us are drinking and driving.  Don’t ruin your […]

By |September 12th, 2016|DUI Defense, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Drunk Driving During Football Season

Alcohol with Energy Drinks May Lead to OWI

We live in a nation where we are over-worked, over-tired, and over-stressed.  However, when the weekend arrives, many like to de-stress and head out on the town to have a few cocktails with friends.  In order to be able to last the evening, many turn to a certain type of mixed drink.  A variety of […]

By |August 26th, 2016|DUI Defense|Comments Off on Alcohol with Energy Drinks May Lead to OWI

Increased DUI Patrols through Labor Day to Crack Down on Drunk Driving

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 […]

By |August 19th, 2016|DUI Defense, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Increased DUI Patrols through Labor Day to Crack Down on Drunk Driving

New Device Developed as Alternative to Blood and Breath Tests

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 […]

By |August 17th, 2016|DUI Defense, sobriety tests, Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Device Developed as Alternative to Blood and Breath Tests