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DUI enforcement in Wisconsin heightened over the summer months

Enforcement officers in Wisconsin are taking driving under the influence, or DUI, violations seriously this summer. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, over 300 agencies across the state will be on duty through Labor Day weekend in an attempt to discourage drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel and remove those who choose to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol from the state's roadways.

Similar attempts have been made in the past. Officers issued almost 1,000 citations during the same time period in 2012. The campaign, called "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," operates throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

Pulled over? Take the charges seriously.

If you were pulled over under suspicions of DUI in Wisconsin, either during this campaign or any other time, it is important to take the charges seriously. Even a first offense can come with serious penalties. As of September, 2012, these penalties can include:

  • Up to $300 in monetary penalties.
  • Driver's license revocation of six to nine months.
  • In some cases, installation of ignition interlock device may be required.

Installation of an ignition interlock device is only required in some cases. The device, which requires a driver to provide a breath sample before it allows the vehicle to start, is generally required when a driver is accused of having a blood alcohol content at or above 0.15. The device is installed on the driver's primary vehicle for one year. The costs of maintaining this device are generally paid by the driver. The cost can vary, but some estimates released by Wisconsin's Department of Transportation put the annual cost over $1,000.

The impact of a DUI conviction spans beyond these criminal penalties. In addition to fines and the potential of an ignition interlock device monitoring the driver's blood alcohol content whenever the driver attempts to drive, it can be more difficult to find employment and housing. Both businesses and rental agencies can conduct background checks or ask applicants to disclose any criminal history. A DUI conviction would appear on the applicant's criminal history, potentially leading an employer or future landlord to further question the qualifications of the applicant.

As a result, it is important to take these charges seriously before they become a conviction. If you are charged with a DUI in Wisconsin, various defenses may be available. For example, if an enforcement officer did not follow the law when stopping your vehicle, any evidence confiscated during the stop may not be admissible in court. This could lead to a reduction or even dismissal in charges.

Every situation is unique. Contact an experienced Wisconsin DUI lawyer to discuss your case and better protect your legal rights.

Contact the lawyers at Melowski & Singh, in Sheboygan, to schedule an appointment by calling 920-294-1414.

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  • First Time OWI Case Dismissed Case Dismissed
  • OWI/PAC - First Offense With Accident Amended to Reckless Driving Charge Reduced
  • OWI/PAC Amended to Inattentive Driving for Client with Commercial Driver's License Charges Amended
  • CDL Client Refuses Chemical Test Charge Reduced
  • Fifth OWI Offense Case Dismissed
  • OWI-First Offense Amended to Inattentive Driving Charges Amended
  • Second OWI With .10 Blood Test Not Guilty
  • First OWI With .11 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • Operating Vehicle With a Controlled Substance Not Guilty
  • Third Offense Amended to Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle Case Amended
  • First OWI With .11 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • First OWI Amended to Reckless Driving Charges Amended
  • Third OWI With .16 blood test result Charges Reduced
  • OWI Reduced to Operating Left of Center Charges Reduced
  • Complete Dismissal of Third OWI Case Dismissed
  • BAC First Offense Amended to Reckless Driving Case Amended
  • CDL Refuses Chemical Test Charges Reduced
  • First OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .11 Blood Test Result Not Guilty
  • First OWI Offense Not Guilty and Lesser Charge
  • Power Lineman Client First OWI Charge Reduced
  • Third OWI Offense Charges Reduced
  • Landmark Win in the Wisconsin Supreme Court for Dennis Melowski Case Dismissed
  • Third OWI Offense Case Dismissed
  • First OWI With .196 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • First OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • Third OWI Offense in Ozaukee County Case Dismissed
  • OWI-5TH Reduced to OWI-1ST Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .174 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • Criminal Paraphernalia and Third OWI Charges Reduced
  • First OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • First OWI Chemical Test Refusal Charge Reduced
  • First OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • Second OWI With .21 Blood Test Case Dismissed
  • First OWI With .138 Blood Test Result Charges Reduced
  • OWI - Municipal Court Trial Case Dismissed
  • Second OWI With .15 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • Third OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • Third OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .09 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .13 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • OWI - Homicide Case Dismissed
  • First OWI With .12 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .15 Blood Test Result Charges Reduced
  • Third OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .11 Blood Test Result Case Dismissed
  • First OWI With .18 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • OWI-1st/PAC-1st With .17 Breath Test Result Charges Reduced
  • First OWI With .12 Blood Test Result Case Dismissed
  • Fifth OWI Offense Case Dismissed
  • Fourth OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • Boating While Intoxicated Charge Reduced
  • Third OWI Offense Case Dismissed
  • Sixth OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • Complete Dismissal of OWI-2nd/PAC-2nd Case Dismissed
  • First OWI With .20 Blood Test Result
  • Second OWI Dismissed Case Dismissed
  • First OWI With .123 Blood Test Result Not Guilty
  • Client Escapes OWI-3rd Conviction Charge Reduced
  • Second OWI Offense Not Guilty
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