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Waukesha Criminal Defense Lawyer News and Information

Our Waukesha criminal defense lawyers are compiling a resource on current Wisconsin criminal defense issues and happenings. This information should not be interpreted as direct legal advice; Wolff & Sonderhouse believe an informed client is a powerful one, so we're providing useful and interesting news and resources on criminal defense in Wisconsin.

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Ignition Interlock Devices becoming more common
If you have been convicted of a DUI or an OWI in Wisconsin, part of your sentencing may include an Ignition Interlock Device (IID). These are breathalyzer machines that are required by law to start your vehicle. The IID is connected to the vehicle dashboard or a location of similar advantage. The device requires the driver to breathe into it... Read Full Article
Traveling to Canada with an OWI Conviction
Can I Travel to Canada with a DUI? In Wisconsin, the first offense of operating while intoxicated (OWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) can sometimes be a ticket that incurs a fee and a hefty amount of points on your driver's license, but it is not usually a felony. This matter is somewhat complicated if you plan on traveling across the... Read Full Article
First OWI in Milwaukee: More Important than You Realize
Skilled Milwaukee Drunk Driving Lawyers Help You If you're not paying attention, it's easy to get pulled over for an OWI (Operating a vehicle While Intoxicated). Maybe you were driving a car or truck. Maybe a motorcycle or snowmobile. It doesn't matter. You were operating it. Doing so while intoxicated potentially endangered your... Read Full Article
What to Do When Charged with Operating While Intoxicated in Wisconsin
From a Snowmobile OWI to a Boating OWI in Milwaukee Operating any form of vehicle while intoxicated - known in Wisconsin as an OWI - is a serious offense. The keyword is "operating". Drunk driving offenses can cover any sort of vehicle - truck, car, boat, snowmobile (snowmobile OWIs are surprisingly common in Wisconsin... Read Full Article
Words Alone Won't Keep You Out of Jail
Some Milwaukee Criminal Defense Attorneys Only Talk a Good Game When it comes to criminal defense, you can't just talk a good game. You have to win it. The skilled Milwaukee criminal defense attorneys at Wolff & Sonderhouse know how to win. We've done it for many others. We can do it for you. Most people simply don't know... Read Full Article
Hazardous Winter Driving in Wisconsin
Milwaukee Traffic Violation Attorneys Aim to Keep Your Family Safe As residents of Wisconsin, it's common to assume people should know how to drive when winter weather hits. Unfortunately this is not the case. By the time the first snow hits people have generally forgotten the winter safety tips they've used most of their lives... Read Full Article
Waukesha Criminal Defense Lawyers Help You Fight Severe Consequences of Multiple DUIs
You've put yourself in a very precarious place. In Wisconsin, the first DUI is usually a misdemeanor. The fine can be $300 to $450, depending on the circumstances. Your driver's license may be suspended for 6 to 9 months. These penalties are real enough, although the legal system is basically giving you a warning. You didn't heed... Read Full Article
Do You Know the Basics of Criminal Law Services?
Start with an Attorney Working for Your Best Interests Being charged with a crime is traumatic. But being charged with a crime is not the same thing as being guilty of it. You have the right to a strong legal defense, and everyone should be prepared by knowing the basics of criminal law services. Regardless of the severity of the accusation, the... Read Full Article
3 Reasons You Need a Divorce Attorney
Despite being in high demand, the services of divorce lawyers in Waukesha are still underrated. The time and stress involved with a divorce spreads beyond Milwaukee, serving as a major source of turmoil for separated couple across Wisconsin and the rest of the United States. Without delaying any further, here are the top 3 reasons you need a divorce... Read Full Article
New Wisconsin Drunk Driving Law
Many people claim the state of Wisconsin is soft on drunk driving, especially in Milwaukee. Reality is the state is getting much tougher when it comes to Wisconsin drunk driving laws. Governor Scott Walker recently signed into place a bill making every Wisconsin drunk driver spend a minimum of 30 days in jail when he/she has injured another person... Read Full Article
Best Advice from Waukesha Attorneys
Waukesha Criminal Defense Attorneys The criminal defense attorneys at Wolff and Sonderhouse always have your best interest in mind. Every day, local residents are booked in Waukesha County for criminal charges, ranging from domestic violence and theft allegations to drug possession and traffic offenses, including car accidents. Other advanced... Read Full Article
Wisconsin Attorney Gives Examples of How to Dismiss OWI
Milwaukee OWI Lawyers The Milwaukee OWI lawyers at Wolff and Sonderhouse are anxious to clarify important facts. First and foremost, DUI, driving under the influence, along with DWI, driving while intoxicated, are both officially classified in the state of Wisconsin as the charge of an OWI, operating while intoxicated. A false piece of... Read Full Article
Waukesha Attorneys' County Court Guide
Waukesha County Courthouse 515 W. Moreland BlvdWaukesha, WI 53188 Website Phone: (262) 896-8525 Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Our Waukesha attorneys want you to be fully prepared when you enter the county court system. We know it can be overwhelming to be drawn into the legal system, so we're here to help minimize excess stress. The Wa... Read Full Article
Wisconsin OWI Law Changes Could Include Sobriety Checkpoints
Wisconsin's OWI laws, referred to in common parlance as DUI, DWI, and drunk driving laws, last underwent significant change in 2010. The 2010 OWI changes included upping the penalty for a 4th time drunk driving offense to a felony and adding misdemeanor charges if a child was present in the vehicle. The new OWI laws also mandated an ignition ... Read Full Article
Wink Sentencing Delayed as Probe Continues
By Steve Schultze of the Journal Sentinel May 15, 2012 The sentencing of Darlene Wink, a former aide to Gov. Scott Walker, was delayed Tuesday until July 17 so Wink can continue to help prosecutors in an ongoing probe. Assistant District Attorney Bruce Landgraf asked for a long delay, noting "the prosecutions are not yet closed." The... Read Full Article