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Delafield Underage DUI Lawyer

Getting a call from the police department is rarely fun. When that call from the police is to inform you they have your teenager in custody, it can be devastating. 

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, alcohol is the most widely used drug among teenagers, even though it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to consume alcohol. Though underage DUI incidents have decreased over the past few years, it is still a problem with serious consequences.


Waukesha County DUI Defense Attorneys

Police officers in Wisconsin must have substantial evidence to actually arrest someone for operating while intoxicated (OWI). There are a few things an officer may use to do this, and one common procedure is to request the completion of field sobriety tests, so they can gauge whether a driver is intoxicated while driving. 

The types of field sobriety tests used can differ from state to state, and sometimes between police departments and jurisdictions, but in general, a battery of three standardized tests is used. These tests are approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as being accurate a majority of the time:


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b2ap3_thumbnail_shutterstock_1031018551.jpgIf you have been charged with an OWI in Wisconsin, there are a variety of penalties you may face. While hefty fines and a loss of driving privileges are harsh penalties, they are not as intimidating as jail time. Let us take a closer look at the potential jail sentences for an OWI and how you may be able to avoid being locked behind bars.

Jail Sentences for Wisconsin OWIs



b2ap3_thumbnail_shutterstock_132707411.jpgIf you have been arrested for an OWI for the first time, you are likely scared and unsure of what to expect. Fortunately, a OWI arrest does not automatically mean a conviction and there are things you can do to ensure the best possible outcome for your case. Below is some information to help you understand what to expect from a first time OWI arrest and tips on what you should do if you have been arrested.

First-Time DUI Penalties

When you get arrested for an OWI for the first time, you may feel like you are the only one to go through this. It is important to understand that you are not alone—as thousands of people get pulled over for driving under the influence in Wisconsin each year.


b2ap3_thumbnail_shutterstock_414761317.jpgWhether you love football or simply enjoy the commercials, you will likely be watching the Super Bowl this month. While going out to sports bars and parties to watch the game is fun, it can be dangerous and lead to a DUI if certain safety precautions are disregarded. Here are six tips that can ensure you stay safe and avoid drunk driving on Super Bowl Sunday, one of the biggest drinking days of the year:

  1. Have a Plan. Instead of just deciding to drive somewhere to watch the Super Bowl last minute, you should have a plan well in advance. Your plan should determine where you will be watching, who you will be watching with, whether or not you will be drinking, and how you will get home safely.
  2. Designate a Designated Driver. It is a good idea to find a designated driver before going out to watch the Super Bowl. This individual should not drink during the festivities and take on the responsibility of driving you and anyone else who drinks home once the game is finished. 
  3. Provide Non-Alcoholic Beverages and Plenty of Food at Your Party. If you are planning on throwing a party for the Super Bowl, be sure to provide non-alcoholic beverages. You should also make sure that there is plenty of food so that guests who do choose to drink are not drinking on an empty stomach.
  4. Offer Your Home as a Place to Spend the Night. Since the Super Bowl is in February, the weather may not cooperate. If you are the party host and notice that the weather is poor and/or your guests are intoxicated, you should allow them to spend the night at your home.
  5. Utilize Ride Sharing Services. If you are hosting a party or attending one, ride sharing services like Uber can be useful. They can ensure that you or your guests make it home safely and eliminate the need to spend the night somewhere else. Ride sharing services may be a better solution than spending the night because many people have work the next day.
  6. Wear Your Seatbelt. You should always wear your seatbelt when in a moving vehicle. Unfortunately, there may drunk or reckless drivers on the road and you can protect yourself and potentially save your own life by simply wearing a seatbelt.

Contact Our Experienced Milwaukee County DUI Attorneys Today

Even if you do your part in staying safe and avoiding a DUI on Super Bowl Sunday, others may not. If you find yourself in an accident with a drunk driver or get pulled over for a DUI this February 4th, you should reach out to our highly skilled Milwaukee County DUI lawyers at 262-203-4916. 

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