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How you appear in court could affect your DUI case

If you have recently been charged with drunk driving, you likely have a lot of concerns on your plate. At the top of that list of concerns is doing your best to avoid serious consequences, including a conviction for the DUI charge. As a result, you want to do what you can to prepare for your upcoming court appearances and case overall.

Working on your criminal defense strategy is certainly an important part of your ordeal. However, it is also wise to not focus solely on the big picture and to remember that the details also matter. In fact, how you appear in court could have a bigger effect on your case than you realize.

1 accused of drunk driving after crashing into a lake

Losing control of a vehicle and veering off the road can be a scary experience under any circumstance. Even if a driver walks away from the crash relatively unscathed, dealing with the aftermath could still prove intimidating, especially if allegations of wrongful behavior arise. One person has been arrested and accused of drunk driving following an incident in which a vehicle veered off a bridge and crashed into a lake in Wisconsin.

The incident reportedly began after authorities claimed to have received information about an erratic driver on a recent Wednesday evening. They say that the driver had veered off the road and collided with a concrete barrier before driving off of a nearby bridge and crashing into a lake nearly 100 feet below. The driver was reportedly able to escape the vehicle and swim away and was rescued from the lake soon thereafter.

Late-night traffic stop leaves 1 accused of drunk driving

When faced with a stressful and intimidating experience, knowing how best to respond or react to the situation can be a challenging feat. In some cases, certain reactions may only leave others with increased suspicion of the presence of wrongful behavior. A 43-year-old man has been arrested and accused of drunk driving after allegedly attempting to flee the scene of a traffic stop on foot in Wisconsin.

According to reports, the incident took place on a recent Saturday night when authorities received complaints about a driver who was swerving back and forth in traffic. Police say they were able to locate the vehicle and initiate a routine traffic stop. However, after stopping the vehicle, they claim the man attempted to run away from the scene on foot.

Reports of erratic behavior lead to drunk driving charges

In some cases, it may take little more than a minor deviation in path on the part of a driver to leave others nearby with concerns for their safety. Similar scenarios could prompt witnesses to call and report the presence of erratic behavior to authorities. A recent incident in which a complaint was filed about erratic driving patterns has reportedly left a man in Wisconsin facing drunk driving charges. 

Law enforcement agents advised that they received reports about a driver who was exhibiting erratic behavior on a recent Thursday night. According to reports, a witness claimed that the man was struggling to maintain proper lane control. Police say they were able to locate the vehicle in question soon thereafter and state that a traffic stop was initiated.

Pedestrian accident leaves 1 accused of drunk driving

While dealing with the aftermath of an accident can seem stressful and daunting, attempting to flee the scene of a crash is never advisable. Such a decision may only increase suspicion of wrongful behavior and could also leave a person facing additional charges in relation to the incident. A 25-year-old man in Wisconsin is facing multiple charges after he was accused of drunk driving and fleeing the scene of a pedestrian accident.

The incident reportedly began after a police officer allegedly witnessed a vehicle strike a pedestrian in a parking lot on a recent Sunday. According to reports, police claim the driver proceeded to flee the scene of the incident. They say they were able to locate the vehicle soon thereafter and initiate a traffic stop and say that as they were speaking with the driver, they noticed he appeared to be exhibiting signs of impairment.

How can a DUI arrest or conviction affect future job searches?

Finding work is often difficult even under the best circumstances. When individuals have questionable aspects of their past or a conviction for a crime following them, they may worry that their chances of obtaining gainful employment are even slimmer. Unfortunately, a conviction for DUI could have an effect on jobs you seek in the future.

Fortunately, the court has not yet convicted you of the charge. A police officer may have pulled you over after suspecting you of drunk driving, and the traffic stop may have ended with your arrest. However, that does not mean that you are guilty. You undoubtedly want to defend against the allegations as best as possible, and understanding how your future careers could be affected by a conviction may give you even more incentive to combat the charges.

Incident leaves tourist facing drunk driving charges in Wisconsin

One person has been arrested on suspicion of operating a vehicle while under the influence following reports of a disturbance involving a tourist in Wisconsin. Being accused of unlawful behavior while visiting another area can be a stressful and daunting experience. Those who face drunk driving charges under similar circumstances might not be fully prepared to handle what comes next and the outcome of the situation could have a significant impact on their lives.

Authorities say the incident began after they responded to reports of a disturbance at a local establishment on a recent Monday. They say that a man attempted to drive away from the scene of the incident soon thereafter, allegedly crashing into a police car in the process. Authorities say they followed the vehicle to a nearby parking lot and while speaking with the driver, they claim to have noticed signs of unlawful behavior.

Head-on crash leaves 2 accused of drunk driving

A recent head-on collision that is said to have taken place in Wisconsin has reportedly left two individuals facing allegations of unlawful behavior. Simply being accused of drunk driving can be stressful enough as is, and when facing such a situation, the average person might not be fully prepared to handle the situation alone. Those who encounter a similar scenario could find it beneficial to focus on what comes next by seeking guidance as soon as possible.

The incident reportedly took place after authorities received information about an accident on a recent Saturday morning. According to reports, the incident occurred when a driver lost control of a vehicle and shifted into oncoming lanes. This vehicle proceeded to collide head-on with a second vehicle and witnesses claim the driver who caused the crash fled the scene on foot soon thereafter.

Claims of erratic driving behavior lead to drunk driving charges

It is no secret that being involved in a traffic stop can be a harrowing process under nearly any circumstance. Those facing a similar scenario might not always be fully prepared to handle what comes next, especially if the situation leads to allegations of unlawful behavior. A 54-year-old man in Wisconsin could be in search of guidance after he was accused of drunk driving during a recent traffic stop.

The incident is said to have occurred on a recent Monday after authorities say they came across a driver who was exhibiting erratic behavior. After allegedly seeing the vehicle shift in and out of the lanes of traffic while changing speeds frequently, police initiated a traffic stop. While speaking with the driver, they claim to have caught a strong odor of intoxicants coming from within the vehicle and say they spotted an open container of alcohol inside.

Young mother charged with impaired driving and other offenses

A young mother and her infant were recently injured in a rollover crash that occurred in Sheboygan at the end of May. According to investigators, the woman was allegedly impaired at the time of the crash. She is now facing various criminal charges which, per Wisconsin law, can have severe consequences if she is ultimately convicted. 

According to reports, the 25-year-old was traveling northbound on Interstate 43 a little before 6 p.m. on May 31 when, for reasons unknown, her vehicle rolled over. When first responders arrived on the scene, they found the car upside down in the southbound lanes. No other vehicles were involved in the wreck. 

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