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Drunk driving penalties increased in Wisconsin at New Year

Drunk driving charges are unquestionably serious and carry serious penalties. The beginning of the New Year brought increased penalties for drunk driving in Wisconsin. Increased penalties for repeat drunk driving went into effect in Wisconsin with the New Year. Wisconsin is the only state, however, that treats a first drunk driving offense as a civil violation which the new law did not change. Under the new law, a fourth drunk driving offense will be considered a felony offense and can be punished by up to 6 years in prison.

Three Wisconsin men receive commutation for drug charges

Facing drug charges can be a difficult time for a defendant. However, enduring the consequences of a drug crime conviction can be life-altering. On top of the penalties associated with the crime, such as prison time and fines, the accused endures personal and professional hardships while they are in prison and once they are released. Therefore, even if an individual in Wisconsin is convicted of a drug crime and is serving time, it is important to note that there are criminal defense options even after a conviction.

Suppressing evidence collected during a field sobriety test

For most motorists in Wisconsin, being stopped by a police officer is both a serious and unnerving event. While traffic violations are considered minor, most drivers hate receiving a citation. The same goes for a drunk driving charge. Being accused of drunk driving is more than just a traffic offense. This criminal charge could carry with it serious penalties, as well as personal and professional consequences. Motorists facing a DUI charge will usually need to consider the criminal defense options available to them.

Who is the drug diversion program in Wisconsin available to?

Being accused of a drug crime can be very detrimental for residents in Wisconsin. Whether an individuals has a clean record or not, it is likely that even the allegations of a drug crime with tarnish a person's personal and professional reputation. Thus, it is important to consider not only defense opportunities but also alternatives to jail and prison sentences.

3 facts you need to know about a first offense OWI

You were driving home after a particularly fun night home when you went out of your lane slightly. In this instance, an officer saw you swerve back into your lane and pulled you over. He asked you to take a breath test, and now you've been arrested for operating while intoxicated (OWI).

Helping you assert a strong defense against a drug charge

Being accused of a drug crime is not something to take lightly. Such an accusation could tarnish an individual's reputation, making it difficult to maintain personal and professional relations in his or her community. Therefore, it is crucial that defendants take steps to protect their rights by developing a strong criminal defense.