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National change in OWI law could affect Wisconsin defendants

Last month the issue of whether a nonconsensual blood draw requires a search warrant was addressed by the United State Supreme Court in Missouri v. McNeely, 569 U.S. __ (2013) (decided April 17, 2013).  The following is the Court’s holding: “The question presented here is whether the natural metabolization of alcohol in the bloodstream presents …

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Your license has been suspended because of an OWI, how to get reinstated

Wisconsin law requires a driver who has been found guilty of an OWI/drunk driving offense (or found to have probably committed such an offense by a Department of Transportation administrative law judge) to have their driving privileges suspended or revoked for at least 6 months.  To reinstate your driving privileges you must comply with Wisconsin …

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Effective Plea Negotiation in Wisconsin Criminal Cases

National studies indicate 95% of charged criminal cases result in some kind of negotiated settlement commonly known as a “plea bargain.”  The criminal justice system could not function if every defendant exercised their right to trial – there are simply not enough courtrooms, judges, jurors or prosecutors to try every case.  However, the government has …

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You were arrested for drunk driving. Now what?

In 2010, Wisconsin law enforcement made 35,577 arrests for OWI/drunk driving offenses. Like any task performed numerous times, OWI/drunk driving investigations vary in how well they are performed. If you were arrested for an OWI/drunk driving offense, and believe you were not intoxicated or that the police erred in their investigation, it is important to …

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