Over the past few years, news reports of Wisconsin's alcohol consumption and drunk driving records may have stained the state's reputation. After all, this is the only state where your first OWI offense is not a crime. However, a recent report from Mothers Against Drunk Drivers places the state under even harsher light.
For many kids in college or high school education doesn't happen exclusively in the classroom. The social activities they participate in do as much to define their educational experience as their actual classes. This might mean joining fraternities or sororities that ask for members to complete an initiation process. Or it might mean succumbing to peer pressure and playing a joke on someone else. While many of these bring a laugh or two, some could wind up bringing police officers to your doorstep. Participating in a prank doesn't make you a hardened criminal, but it could give you a taste of the criminal justice system you never thought you'd have, and can potentially have a big impact on your future. If this does happen to you, it's important to respond appropriately in order to avoid adding unnecessarily complications to your case.