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Video: When and Why the Police Can Pull You Over

February 12, 2020

Watch this video to learn more about when and why police can pull you over.

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Class A Felony in Wisconsin: Penalties, Defenses & Next Steps

February 7, 2020

 

 

 

According to Wisconsin law, a felony is a crime whose punishment could potentially result in a jail term of one year or longer. Crimes that fall within this category are assigned sentences within the Wisconsin State Prison System rather than in a county jail.

Within the broad category of felonies, crimes are further divided into a series of nine classes delineated by alphabetical titles, A through I.

Class A felonies represent the most severe punishments given in Wisconsin. Penalties include a lifetime sentence with further stipulations for repeat offenders and those with specific criminal records.

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Understanding Your Right to Refuse Field Sobriety Tests in Wisconsin

February 4, 2020

"Relax."

That's probably not the first thought in your head when you're being pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Wisconsin. But that's exactly what you need to do.

The outcome of the traffic stop, your potential legal case and even your freedom all depend on your ability to remain calm, polite, and focused throughout the stop.

Keeping your focus during on OWI investigation also helps you stay mindful of your legal rights so you can avoid making decisions which might further complicate your case.

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Video: What to Do After You've Been Pulled Over

January 29, 2020

Watch this video to learn what you should do after you've been pulled over.

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4 Ways To Ensure You've Selected the Best Madison Criminal Defense Attorney

January 15, 2020

When you're faced with criminal charges after an arrest or ongoing investigation, choosing the best Madison criminal defense attorney can be difficult.

Criminal investigations can place an immense amount of stress on those preparing to defend themselves in court. If you find yourself in such a situation, it’s important you seek legal counsel immediately. Although it’s in your best interest to act as quickly as possible, making an informed decision when it comes to selecting an attorney can have a drastic impact on the outcome of your case.

Here are four essential tips for to ensure that you make the right decision when it comes to a Madison criminal defense attorney:

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4 Things To Know About Ignition Interlock Devices and Wisconsin OWI

January 13, 2020

Among the penalties handed down for OWI charges in Wisconsin, Ignition Interlock Devices (IIDs) provide a preventive solution to drivers convicted of an OWI with a particularly high BAC level, or those who’ve been caught driving drunk repeatedly.

As the technology behind the devices becomes both cheaper and more efficient, these devices are increasingly being used as a measure to curb the potentially disastrous effects of OWI before they occur.

Since 2010, Wisconsin, among other states has passed legislation making these devices mandatory for individuals convicted of OWI under certain circumstances.

Whether you’ve been issued this device or not, all drivers should be aware of what these devices do, and under what circumstances you can be forced to install one into your own vehicle.

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3 Steps To Take During A Traffic Stop To Avoid Self-Incrimination For OWI

January 10, 2020

If you believe you’ve been stopped for OWI, you can expect to be asked a number of questions regarding your current state of sobriety as well as any recent activities prior to using your vehicle.

Keep these three steps in mind during the traffic stop.

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How Much Does an OWI Attorney Cost in Wisconsin?

January 1, 2020

Learn about the cost of hiring an OWI defense attorney in this video.

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Class B Felony in Wisconsin: Penalties, Defenses, & Next Steps

December 18, 2019

According to Wisconsin law, a felony is a crime whose punishment could potentially result in a jail term of one year or longer. Crimes that fall within this category are assigned sentences within the Wisconsin State Prison System rather than in a county jail.

Within the broad category of felonies, crimes are further divided into a series of nine classes delineated by alphabetical titles, A through I. 

Class B felonies represent the second most severe punishments given in Wisconsin, with a sentence of up to 60 years in state prison

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Hiring a Lawyer for First OWI in Wisconsin: 3 Reasons Why it's Critical

December 13, 2019



Maybe you or a loved one has been arrested for OWI in Wisconsin for the first time, and you’re trying to decide between representing yourself, using a public defender, or hiring a private lawyer.

Is getting your own attorney worth the money? The short answer is yes in nearly every situation.

While you don’t need a lawyer for a first offense OWI, there are several reasons why hiring an experienced OWI attorney could help you better understand your situation, get a reduced sentence, or even, in some cases, help save your license.

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