Several Wisconsin Republicans are hopeful that the newly sworn-in Democratic Gov. Tony Evers will want to help them get all drunk driving convictions criminalized in the state.
The best way to prevent a drunk driving arrest is fairly obvious: Don't drink alcohol before driving -- not even a drop.
As most Wisconsin drunk driving defendants already know, they will remain "innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt" by the prosecution. This means that every defendant will have the opportunity to tell his or her side of the story in court while employing a variety of criminal defense strategies to reduce the chances of conviction.
Getting an OWI is a big deal in Wisconsin. It could mean facing heavy fines or penalties. You could lose your license or struggle to maintain your job.
You didn't mean to get behind the wheel while you were drunk, but you felt you had no other choice. Your friends left you at the bar, and you didn't want to go home with someone you didn't know. You misplaced your wallet and phone, so how else could you get where you needed to go? With only your keys in hand, you got in your vehicle. Moments later, that ended up being a bad decision that led to OWI charges.
Getting charged with a DUI is a negative that impacts every aspect of your life. Even without a conviction, it's possible to have the arrest impact your ability to work or do what you have to in your daily life.
When you are caught driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you may have your license revoked or suspended. What exactly happens next comes down to the specifics of your case, but if you do lose your license, you need to know what to do next.
Living in Eau Claire, you know that there are plenty of people who like to drink. In fact, it is common for people to have an alcoholic beverage every once in a while. Some people take it too far, though, and they end up causing accidents or being arrested by the police.
If you refused a breath test, then you may realize that you could face a mandatory penalty of a year's license revocation. All drivers in Wisconsin must submit to chemical testing upon request so long as they are stopped for a legitimate reason and are believed to be intoxicated.
An OWI or DUI can quickly change your life for the worst, which is why you need to defend yourself early on if you're accused of a crime. It's not enough to know that you're innocent or believe that there has been a mistake. You need to work with someone who can protect you and your interests.