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Can I get out of my DUI? How much will it cost?
I was pulled over Sunday (Jan 29th) morning and blew a .09 on the breathalyzer.
.09 is above the legal limit. To determine whether this case has any defenses or motion issues you'll need to hire an...
Does Wisconsin's implied consent law allow a person arrested for DUI to consult with an attorney before submitting to a test?
Can a person arrested for DUI in Wisconsin call an attorney before being asked to submit to any form of testing to gather information about whether its best to take the test or refuse? And if yes, do officers have to provide phone books to the person arrested for a DUI in Wisconsin?
No, WI does not recognize any such right. All the officer is required to do is read the Informing the Accused form verbatim.
Why wasn't I told my license would be suspended/revoked for longer than agreed upon after the plea agreement was finalized?
I was offered a plea agreement where my 3rd owi (1st was over 26 yrs ago, 2nd was over 11 yrs ago) was reduced to a second, due to there being no records available on the 1st. Part of the agreement was a 17 month suspension/revocation of my drivers license. The plea was entered and the judge signed off. About a week later I received a notice from the DOT saying my license was being suspended/revoked for 24 months plus 38 days. Essentially 8 months longer than agreed upon in court. My attorney said, opps! I forgot to tell you that would happen. WHAT??? Why offer me a deal in exchange for my guilty plea if he, the DA and the judge know that isn't what is actually going to happen? I feel deceived and do not understand how this can be legal. Any ideas, suggestions? Thank you.
You have the option of paying your attorney to schedule a hearing and move to withdraw your guilty plea if you were...
2nd DUI in Wisconsin. Does that mean I will survive jail time?
2nd DUI in Wisconsin. Does that mean I will survive jail time?
Jail is mandatory, and the vast majority of people do survive it.
Can someone explain a little more
I was reading the state vs. Carter on how an out of state Illinois absolute sobriety tickets will count as prior owi offenses. However, I was reading a blog about how this case and decision does not apply to all states or instances is this true? What are you opinions?
It applies to OWI charges in WI, that is the case only stands for the proposition that IL absolute sobriety convictions...
What do I do if I missed a court date in September of 2015 for Driving With a Suspended license in Illinois?
I am currently on probation in Wisconsin. I was in Jail in Dane County WI from Dec 2015 to June 2016. Illinois never extradited me. According to the court records I have a failure to Appear with a $3000 fine in Illinois. The reason I missed court in Illinois is because I was currently absconding from probation in Illinois. I have my life back together and want to know the best course of action. Apparently to what it reads it says that I have a Misdemeanor A punishable up to 2500 bucks and 1 year in jail. What do I do?
I'm not licensed to practice in Illinois, but missing court often leads to a bench warrant. I'd suggest contacting an...
CDL eligibility after multiple OWI,DUI
I have never had a cdl , I have three DUI's one in 2012 and two in 2014. It was a bad time in my life and I have then been much more responsible. On the rare occasion if I drink I dont drive period. I dont question how many drinks or how long, its anything and no driving. I am running a successfull construction business but need a cdl to transport my equipment legally. Wisconsin says 3 major violations result in a lifetime cdl ban, even if you were in a passanger car. I didnt have a cdl, does this disqualify me from ever getting one? Expungment is out of the question , wisconsin does not do that. The law is unclear if the driver has never had a cdl to begin with.
The federal regulations are not unclear. § 383.51 ("Disqualification of drivers. (a) General. (1) A person required...