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Were you arrested for boating under the influence?

Boating under the influence charges happen frequently in Wisconsin's waterways. In fact, some Wisconsin boaters may have been arrested and charged with BUI even though they are innocent. This is partly because the very nature of being on a boat with friends can result in an inappropriate arrest.

How To Deal With A Drunk Driving Charge In Waukesha, Wisconsin

In Wisconsin's Waukesha County, a drunk driving charge is formally referred to as Operating While Intoxicated (OWI). There are various ways to be charged with an OWI offense, including driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher; driving under the influence of an illegal drug or other controlled substance; driving with a noticeable measure of restricted or controlled substance in the blood; or driving under the influence of any intoxicant such as alcohol, prescription or over the counter medication, or an illegal or controlled drug.

Milwaukee man accused of 8th drunk driving offense

A DUI charge can happen to any Wisconsin resident who takes the risk of driving after drinking alcohol. However, in some cases, a Wisconsin driver will find him or herself facing drunk driving charges again and again. Drivers need to be very careful after being charged with multiple DUI offenses because the punishments will get more severe with each consecutive conviction.

Wisconsin gets an award for use of ignition interlock devices

No one likes to have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle. In fact, it's an extreme inconvenience to have to blow into the device, and also embarrassing when passengers are in the car with you. Nevertheless, these devices play a crucial role in allowing those convicted of DUI to get back on the road as soon as possible.

Charged with drunk driving? You may have to go to DUI School

It is easy to go out with friends to a party or a bar and have a few too many. Imagine having a night out and on your way home, a police officer pulls you over. The officer charges you with driving under the influence. A DUI charge can come with some very serious consequences. If convicted, you could face jail time, large fines and probation. Furthermore, a conviction on your record could limit future job prospects.

The extended costs of operating under the influence charges

If being charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol were like most other driving-related charges, you could simply settle the matter by paying a fine and moving on with your life. But DWI, DUI and OWI charges are far more complicated. The state of Wisconsin takes drunk driving offenses very seriously and is prepared to hand out very severe penalties for those who are convicted.

The extended costs of operating under the influence charges

If being charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol were like most other driving-related charges, you could simply settle the matter by paying a fine and moving on with your life. But DWI, DUI and OWI charges are far more complicated. The state of Wisconsin takes drunk driving offenses very seriously and is prepared to hand out very severe penalties for those who are convicted.

Was your DWI arrest legal?

In general, a police officer can stop a driver if she has reasonable suspicion of criminal behavior. Furthermore, an officer that thinks you have committed a crime can stop and detain you for a brief period while she conducts a limited investigation. Perhaps this is what happened to you while you were driving home from the weekly family dinner at your parents' house.

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