February 2017 Archives

Heroin in Wisconsin: The penalties you could face

Everyone makes mistakes, and using heroin is typically one with heavy penalties. Even if you only possess the drug, the penalties for having it on your person are severe. Fortunately, you can fight any charges placed against you. There are options, like explaining that the drugs aren't yours or showing you have a prescription for a particular medical condition potentially from an international doctor.

What you should know about boating under the influence

Boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious offense. It can lead to accidents, injuries and deaths. Drivers who boat under the influence can be pulled over in their boats, just like if they were in a land vehicle. Sometimes, there are DUI checkpoints on lakes, rivers or even the ocean, which helps prevent dangerous drivers from operating their boats.

5 men have their drug charges commuted in Wisconsin

Drug sentences aren't always the same, and for some people caught between laws, it can be a difficult change to bear. For instance, when some states made marijuana legal, those who had been jailed for marijuana use and served time were treated differently than people who use the drug today. For some, commuting their sentences is an option. A commuted sentence is available from several sources, like the judge or the president in some cases.

BAC tests are not always reliable

If police recently pulled you over with the suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, they probably asked you to perform a number of field tests to determine if you were impaired. If you had difficulty with any of these challenges, the officer may have asked to test the level of alcohol in your blood system.


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