When Can a Cop Legally Pull You Over?

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. It also marks the beginning of aggressive OWI-enforcement surrounding holiday weekends, with July 4 and Labor Day hot on Memorial Day’s heels. When pulled over by a police officer or state patrol officer, what are your rights? For that matter, when can they legally pull you over […]

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What is Aggravated OWI?

When it comes to operating under the influence (OWI) in Wisconsin, not all offenses are judged equally under state law. Aggravated OWI comes in to play when a person is operating while intoxicated along with other factors that make the situation more dangerous. Along with the extra word, aggravated OWI also comes with extra harsh penalties upon […]

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Revisiting What NOT to Do When Pulled Over by the Police

You may have recently heard the story of a Wisconsin stepfather arrested for blocking an officer from puling over his stepdaughter while she drove under the influence of alcohol. According to the Washington County Sheriff’s office, a deputy spotted “two vehicles traveling unusually close together” around 3:15 a.m. However, the car in the rear kept blocking […]

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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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Penalties of a First-Offense OWI in Wisconsin

If you are charged with a first-offense OWI in Wisconsin, what penalties do you face? Depending on the details of your case, a first-time OWI could result in jail time, fines, a suspension/revocation of your license or the requirement of installation of an ignition interlock device.  Operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) can carry steep […]

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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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