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Can I get my OWI lessened to reckless driving?
The officer followed me for over a mile, from the outskirts of town, through town, and multiple corners, before pulling me over for crossing the center line on a road the doesn't have a painted, distinguished, line. Also, in our town, there is odd and even parking in the winter time. During that night the vehicles were to park on the side of the road in which I was driving, forcing me over, past the middle of the road. Also, there was snow earlier that week and the roads were covered enough that you couldn't see the blacktop. In this, the officer had also found a small amount of marijuana and a pipe, which he said he could not charge me with because he illegally searched my car. This is my first offence and since the event the county police officers have been driving past my work and home.
Under WI law, drunk driving charges can't be amended without a finding by the court that it is not against the public...
What do you generally see from first DWI?
What are the most common results that you see from first offense DWI with a refusal? There is nothing else on my record and there were no damages or injuries.
Hopefully this link can help you out. http://dui.drivinglaws.org/resources/dui-refusal-blood-breath-urine-test/wisconsin.htm
I got a DUI in FL in 2008. I was unable to make the court date due to divorce and relocation. Do I need a lawyer?
I currently live in WI and I need to get this situation behind me. The case is still open as far as I know. I'm not sure what course of action to take. I can't go to FL because I was recently diagnosed with cancer and all of my care takes place here not to mention I would lose my job. I don't know if the case could be transferred here or how that works. Any advice would be helpful. Thank you for your time.
It would be best to contact a criminal defense attorney in Florida in the jurisdiction where the DUI occurred to advise...
What constitutes "undue financial hardship" for the an IID exemption?
I only have one vehicle and recently had an OWI with a refusal. I see there is an exemption to the IID for undue financial hardship. I am trying to figure out what constitutes that as there are no explicit details. Is this up to the judge to decide based on the evidence?
As you surmise, what constitutes undue financial hardship is for the court to decide, but unless you have no...
Can an underage passenger in a vehicle be tested for drinking alcohol?
My son was at a house party and drank 1 beer. He asked his friend to drive after he drank. They were stopped for a third brake light not working. The third brake light is located in the rear window. They had my son, the passenger, give a breathalizer. He blew.007 and was given an underage drinking ticket. Can they stop you for the third brake light being out? The other 2 properly worked. Can they ask a passenger to do a breathalizer? He was underage but not driving. Please let me know if this is legal in wisconsin.
Law enforcement officers have a right to identify all occupants of a vehicle that has been pulled over. This usually...
Why was my boyfriend not arrested hit and run when I have no interlock system on my car?
A while back my live in boyfriend drank some rum and look my car while I was sleeping. How received an OWI and was required to have the interlock system on his vehicle. He woke me up the next morning and told me crashed my car hitting a parked vehicle and left it. He wanted me to report it stolen. An officer came to my house not long after. He admitted to driving my car with out permission. The officer took his name and gave him a ticket for hit and run. He not even force to appear in court. Why was he not ticketed or arrested that day?
You'd have to ask the officer, or try obtaining a copy of an police report related to the hit & run charge.
Does "falsifying display of plates" count as a legal stance of suspicion especially if the same officer has cited one before?
I owned a vehicle, and the title was a lost title, so I was unable to register it, because of this, I simply used my old plates from a previous vehicle I owned. I was cited multiple time for false display of plates by the same officer, I then proceeded to try and find the title through the auction that sold the vehicle. Weeks later I was pulled over for the display of plates again, forced to wait for a k9 unit, and slapped with an OWI/DUI 2nd. Would a false display of plates give an officer reasonable cause for suspicion, and would a lawyer be able to reopen this case based on the recent ruling of the Supreme Court that forcing one to wait for a k9 unit is a violation of the 4th amendment?
There was recent Supreme Court case law on this question, I believe. You would realistically need an attorney to help...
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