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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 […]

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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|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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

By |December 30th, 2016|DUI Defense|Comments Off on Avoid the Worst New Year’s Hangover – a DUI

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
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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 […]

By |November 23rd, 2016|DUI Defense|Comments Off on Increased Penalties for Drunk Driving Offenses