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Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in Wisconsin

It is no secret that the state of Wisconsin has relatively harsh laws when it comes to driving while under the influence of alcohol. Less well known are the state laws regarding driving while under the influence of other substances. Alcohol may be the most prevalent intoxicant, but operating a vehicle under the influence of most drugs, including many prescription and over-the-counter drugs, can result in an Operating Under the Influence (OUI) conviction. When considering situations in which a driver may be charged, the single biggest factor is whether or not drivers are actually impaired.

What is Impairment?

Legally, impairment is generally defined by criminal negligence or criminal recklessness. Both negligence and recklessness have to do with an individual engaging in behavior that "creates a substantial and unreasonable risk of death or great bodily harm to another." The defining difference between them is an awareness of the potential risks of their behavior. If an individual is unaware of the potential consequences of their actions, it is negligence. If they are aware, it is recklessness. These distinctions become more important when one considers the different types of substances that may cause intoxication and impairment and their relative functions.

What Substances are Considered Illegal?

Under Wisconsin statute 346.63, a person cannot legally operate a vehicle while under the influence of any intoxicant insofar as it renders them impaired. This includes not only illegal substances, but also illegally high concentrations of legal substances like alcohol or prescription drugs. It should also be noted that you cannot operate a vehicle with any detectible amount of an illegal substance in your bloodstream. This is where the distinction between negligence and recklessness become more important because some people may be operating a vehicle under the influence of prescribed drugs without being aware of their impairment.

How is a DUID Charge Different from a DUI?

In practice, they are essentially the same. A DUID charge is treated as a more specific form of DUI. It is important to remember that by operating a vehicle in Wisconsin, you have also agreed to participate in any ordered drug tests. This includes blood tests which will generally pick up traces of any drug that may be lingering in your system.

Both DUID and DUI charges are very serious and will greatly impact many aspects of your future should you be convicted of them. As such, it is important to be aware of the laws regarding them and their consequences. Any further questions you may have regarding Wisconsin DUID laws and their potential impact on your life may be answered by an experienced legal professional.

Consequences of Drugged Driving in WI

Drugged driving is one of the most serious risks facing drivers across the country. Due to the increased number of accidents related to drugged drivers, there has been an increased number of arrests related to this issue. In fact, statistics indicate that drugged driving fatalities surpass the number of drunk driving fatalities in the United States.

In Wisconsin and other states, there is an increased push for sharper penalties and more training for law enforcement. However, there are a few things to consider:

  • There is currently no standardized test available to measure the level of intoxication of a suspected drugged driver.
  • More training for officers could lead to a higher detection rate of drugged driving, which in turn would lead to more arrests.
  • Drugged driving is a complex issue with serious consequences, and drivers charged with this crime would be wise to defend themselves vigorously.

If you are facing charges related to impaired driving because of drugs, you do not have to face your situation alone. You would be wise to face this issue head-on, fighting for a positive outcome to your case as early as possible in the process.

A conviction for drugged driving could lead to time behind bars, penalties and other penalties that could change the direction of your life. A strong defense could be crucial for your future.

Defense for Drugged Driving Cases in Wisconsin

When facing the consequences that come with a possible conviction of impaired driving, it is normal to feel overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. You know that a strong defense is key, but knowing where to start can be confusing.

The first step in your strong defense strategy begins simply by seeking a complete evaluation of your case and explanation of your legal options. Your future and freedom may be at stake, but you do not have to navigate the criminal justice system alone.

Contact our Sheboygan Drug DUI attorney today to discuss your defense options!

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  • First OWI With .198 Blood Test Result Not Guilty
  • Second OWI With .20 Blood Test Not Guilty
  • OWI Reduced to Reckless Driving Charge Reduced
  • First OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • OWI - Homicide Case Not Guilty
  • Second OWI Chemical Test Refusal Charge Reduced
  • CDL Refuses Chemical Test Charges Reduced
  • First OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • Second OWI With .14 Blood Test Case Dismissed
  • Third OWI Offense Charges Reduced
  • First OWI With .136 Blood Test Result Charges Amended
  • OWI-1st/PAC-1st With .17 Breath Test Result Charges Reduced
  • First OWI Offense Case Dismissed
  • OWI Hit & Run Charge Reduced
  • Boating While Intoxicated Reduced to a Minor Boating Citation
  • First OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • CDL Client Refuses Chemical Test Charge Reduced
  • First OWI Offense Case Dismissed
  • Sixth OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • OWI With .17 Breath Test Result Charges Reduced
  • Dismissal of all Charges
  • Possession of THC Case Charges Dismissed
  • First OWI With .123 Blood Test Result Not Guilty
  • First Offense OWI/PAC Amended to Ordinance That Does Not Show-up on Driving Record Charges Amended
  • Third OWI With .16 blood test result Charges Reduced
  • First OWI With .23 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .09 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • Third OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • Client Escapes OWI-3rd Conviction Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .13 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • First OWI Chemical Test Refusal Charge Reduced
  • OWI - Homicide Client Avoids Prison Charge Reduced
  • OWI/PAC Amended to Inattentive Driving for Client with Commercial Driver's License Charges Amended
  • First OWI Offense Charges Reduced
  • After Two Years There's a Verdict Charges Reduced
  • OWI - Homicide Charge Reduced
  • Fourth OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .13 Blood Test Result Charges Reduced
  • Second OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .13 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • First OWI Chemical Test Refusal Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .09 Breath Test Result Charges Reduced
  • Third OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • OWI Prescription Drugs First Offense Charge Reduced
  • Second OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • OWI-First Offense Amended to Reckless Driving Ticket Charge Reduced
  • Fourth OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • OWI - Municipal Court Trial Case Dismissed
  • Seventh OWI Probation
  • CDL Client's Career is Saved Charge Reduced
  • Second OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • Second OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • Sixth OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .11 Breath Test Result Not Guilty
  • First OWI With .22 Blood Test Result Not Guilty
  • First OWI With .211 Blood Test Charge Reduced
  • Fifth OWI Offense Case Dismissed
  • CDL Business Saved Charges Reduced
  • Second OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • First OWI Offense Charge Reduced
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