Utah’s 0.05 BAC Limit – What Does That Mean for Other States?

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On March 23, 2017, Utah governor Gary Herbert signed into law a bill that will reduce the state’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for drunk driving from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. The new law is set to take effect in December of next year. The change makes Utah the only state in the nation…

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Wisconsin Lawmakers Seek Harsher Penalties for Drunken Drivers

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Following last year’s enactment of a new law making a fourth drunk-driving offense a felony (and imposing harsher penalties for subsequent drunk driving charges), this year, Wisconsin lawmakers are seeking to impose even harsher penalties for certain drunk driving-related crimes. Three new bills were introduced in February by Representative Jim Ott and Senator Alberta Darling,…

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What Evidence is Used in a DUI Case?

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You have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) and you are awaiting trial. You are concerned about the consequences of a conviction, but you are also wondering what exactly the prosecutor’s office has to use against you. Can you expect to go to court, simply deny that you were driving under the influence,…

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Could an Energy Drink Habit Lead to a DUI?

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Energy drinks – Red Bull, Monster, and others – have been a part of mainstream society for decades. Today, Red Bull alone sells billions of cans every year, and it is nearly impossible to find a convenience store or grocery store drink aisle that isn’t stocked with row upon row of brightly colored energy drink…

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Is the Breathalyzer Skin Patch in Your Future?

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OWI Defense Lawyers Serving Wausau and all of Wisconsin As our attorneys have previously discussed, the reliability of breath tests (“breathalyzers”) is often a major factor in cases involving charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) in Wisconsin. From calibration issues with testing equipment to police errors during the administration of breath tests, there…

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Can You Be Charged with DUI if Your BAC is Under 0.08 Percent?

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DUI or OWI in Wisconsin? Experienced Attorney in Wausua Can Help Protect You Most people are aware of the 0.08 percent blood alcohol content (BAC) standard for drunk driving. This is the “legal limit,” and anyone who is pulled over while driving with a BAC above 0.08 percent can be charged with driving under the…

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Do You Need an Attorney for Your First DUI?

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You Need a Knowledgeable Attorney in Wausau for a First DUI Charge If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, you may be wondering if it makes sense to hire an attorney. For most people, this comes down to money. Is it really worth it to hire a DUI lawyer (or, in Wisconsin,…

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Is there a Difference Between DUI and DWI in Wisconsin?

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Experienced Attorney Providing Legal Defense for OWI, DUI and DWI in Wisconsin If you have been arrested for driving under the influence in Wisconsin, one of the first issues that you will need to grapple with is the state’s terminology regarding drunk driving offenses. Wisconsin’s drunk driving laws are unique, and they do not actually…

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How to Handle Your Teen’s DUI Charge in Wisconsin

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As a parent, it can be heartbreaking to find out that your child has been arrested for drunk driving. Your child put himself or herself – and others – at serious risk, and now your child is facing the very real possibility that one teenage mistake could change his or her life forever. If your…

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New OWI Law in Wisconsin Makes 4th Offense a Felony

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recently signed a new law that makes a fourth offense for drunk driving or driving under the influence of an intoxicant or other drug (referred to as an “OWI”) a felony under all circumstances. The new law also enhances the penalties for fifth and sixth OWI convictions. In a published statement,…

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