According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, there were 93 Milwaukee police officers in violation of laws in 2011, with about 35 driving drunk while off-duty and about 16 Milwaukee police officers committing acts of domestic violence. Many of these officers were disciplined internally, kept their jobs, and suffered little to no legal consequences.
Local Milwaukee Police Officer Fired for Drunk Driving
A Sergeant of 20 years experience with the Milwaukee Police Department was charged with drunk driving in May 2012. He crashed into a house and his Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) was more than twice the legal limit. The investigation by Internal Affairs also found he had been faking his time cards.
What Can You Lose with a Wisconsin DUI?
You could lose your job, your financial likelihood, and your reputation. You are likely to lose your driver’s license and freedom on the road. Unlike a Milwaukee Police Officer, there is a high chance you will not be able to appeal a dismissal from your job.
If you are pulled over for drunk driving, you assume the officer has not violated this law as well, but what happens if he has drunk driving on his records? There are Penalties for a Wisconsin DUI, so know your rights.
Hiring an Experienced DUI Defense Attorney
Attorney Nathan J. Dineen of Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. solely practices Wisconsin DUI Defense. He understands the concerns of his clients and works for the best possible solution. Contact Attorney Dineen at 1-800-805-1976 or complete a Free Case Evaluation. And remember to think before you drink.