OWI Can Hinder Your Custody Rights

Criminal issues such as this can play a role in determining child custody and visitation issues. Staying on the right side of the law is the best way to ensure you have a place in your child’s life. Source: https://www.weau.com/2021/10/23/man-suspected-3rd-owi-offense-2-year-old-passenger-with/

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Important DUI Do’s and Dont’s

If you are arrested for OWI, DO NOT threaten officers. DO contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. Source: https://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/woman-arrested-for-owi-threatened-to-kill-officers-swore-at-hospital-staff/article_ff7f3fa5-1bec-58c6-8475-028ca0993cbf.html

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OWI Conviction

If you are convicted of an OWI, then you may suffer a lengthy suspension or revocation of your license. However, you can gain your driving privileges back to a certain extent by obtaining an occupational license. After applying for an occupational license, you must file a SR22 insurance certificate with the Wisconsin Department of Motor […]

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OWI and Wisconsin Driving Point System

Wisconsin’s Driving Point System In many cases in life, gaining points is considered a positive occurrence. From sports games, to store reward systems, to competitions of any sort, people typically aim to collect points. However, points being added to your driving record is not a situation that anyone hopes for. An OWI conviction in particular […]

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Court ruling could benefit OWI/DUI defense with blood samples

In Wisconsin when there is a law enforcement investigation to determine if a driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the evidence is a critical factor in the outcome of the case. For operating while intoxicated or driving under the influence, drivers can face severe penalties including jail, fines, lost driving privileges and […]

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When are ignition interlock devices ordered for drivers?

An ignition interlock device is a mechanism that an individual may be required to install in their vehicle if they are convicted of a drunk driving charge. Wisconsin recognizes several different situations from which ignition interlock device orders may arise. While many individuals may have heard of these devices, not everyone may understand what the […]

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When is ignition interlock required after an OWI?

People in Wisconsin drive their vehicles every day in order to get to where they need to go each day. While people take this for granted, being able to legally drive is considered a privilege and people need to follow the rules if they want to maintain their privilege to drive. If they do not […]

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News report says Wisconsin DUI law has a “loophole”

Our readers in Wisconsin likely know that one of the potential penalties for a drunk driving conviction is a court-order to have an “ignition interlock device” installed in any vehicle the offender might drive, once the person’s driver’s license is re-instated. For those who do not know, an ignition interlock device, or “IID” for short, […]

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Officials examine Wisconsin OWI laws

Wisconsin is the only U.S. state where a first-time DUI charge is not a criminal offense. That means those who receive one may only get a traffic citation instead of harsher punishments such as a prison sentence or a criminal charge on their record. Because of this, officials in the state say they want to […]

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