What sobriety tests can I expect to take during an OWI stop?

Drunk Driving

With ample proof, a police officer who pulls over a drunk driver in Wisconsin can arrest them for operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI). You should always plan a sober ride, but when you know how a typical drunk driving traffic stop operates, you’re more likely to stay calm during the process. Besides a breath […]

4 reasons your OWI breath test may not be accurate

Drunk Driving

In the Badger State, if you have a blood alcohol concentration above 0.08%, it is against the law to drive a motor vehicle. If an officer suspects you of operating one while intoxicated, you are vulnerable to a variety of criminal and other consequences.  To confirm your BAC is over the legal limit, an officer may […]

Understanding Wisconsin’s ignition interlock device laws

Drunk Driving

A Wisconsin drunk driving charge has the potential to upend many parts of your life if it winds up leading to a conviction, and it may impact you financially, professionally and otherwise. In addition to paying fines, attending substance abuse treatment and possibly having to spend time in jail, you may also find that you […]

Second OWI offense? The penalties can be serious.

Drunk Driving

You’ve been through this before. The first time you got charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI), you paid a fine and lost your driver’s license for a few months. It wasn’t great, but it wasn’t such a big deal. This time, they’re threatening you with jail time. How do drunk driving charges work […]

MADD pushes for stricter drunk driving laws in Wisconsin

Drunk Driving

Drinking and driving remains a serious problem for Wisconsin motorists. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), a nonprofit organization committed to curbing the illegal act, is seeking to change that. MADD, which works across the United States and Canada, is specifically pushing for harsher penalties for first-time offenders in Wisconsin. The organization is asking lawmakers to […]