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What are some strategies used to reduce the number of OWI offenses in Wisconsin?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | September 29, 2020

It is illegal for a driver to operate a motor vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol level) at or above .08 percent in Wisconsin. If an individual has three or more previous DWI convictions, their illegal BAC while operating a vehicle lower to .02 percent. The looming pandemic has resulted in ridesharing applications such as…
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Wisconsin’s New Mandatory Sentencing For Repeated OWI Convictions

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | March 16, 2020

Motorists facing a fifth or sixth charge for operating while intoxicated may require a strong defense to avoid a serious felony-level punishment. On February 28, 2020, Wisconsin’s governor signed into law tougher penalties for OWI offenses. Individuals convicted of a fifth or sixth OWI may receive a mandatory minimum sentence of at least six to…
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How A DUI Conviction Can Ruin Your Career

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 16, 2020

Facing DUI/OWI charges always represents a serious situation in Wisconsin. If convicted, you could spend a considerable amount of time in prison, plus have to pay a large fine. But have you ever considered how a DUI/OWI conviction could negatively impact your career? Unfortunately, a DUI/OWI conviction could stop your career in its tracks, especially if…
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All about ignition interlock devices

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | November 22, 2019

In Wisconsin, driving while under the influence of alcohol or another intoxicating substance is operating while intoxicated. According to this state’s laws, ignition interlock devices are part of the penalty for drivers in certain situations involving OWIs. In these situations, judges do not have the discretion to decide whether or not a person may install…
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4 things to know about an occupational driver’s license

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | September 4, 2019

Mistakes often lead to unintended consequences. A common mistake is driving after having a drink with dinner. While you may think that you are fine to drive, the legal limit for alcohol in Wisconsin is rather low, so even one drink could put you over it. This means you could end up with a DUI…
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New minimum penalty for 4th OWI in Wisconsin

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | May 28, 2019

Wisconsin was known for lax laws regarding drinking and driving, but the state continues to tighten them. The possible fines continue to go up, the penalties grow more demanding, including possible time in jail, and other oversight such as an ignition interlock device with its installation fees. Those with an occupational license will be hit…
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Review of penalties for drunk driving in Wisconsin

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | February 14, 2019

Most Appleton residents probably know the basics of what could happen to them if they get convicted of a drunk driving charge, which is legally called in OWI in the state of Wisconsin. For example, they probably know that there will fines and a license suspension, and jail may even be on the table. Even…
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Teens face drunk driving and child endangerment allegations

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | September 27, 2018

Any Wisconsinite who is facing allegations of driving while intoxicated must understand the short and long-term consequences they will deal with if they are convicted. Not only will it impact their driving privileges, but it can lead to jail time, fines and other penalties. Depending on the situation and if there are multiple offenses alleged,…
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Child injured, woman killed in motorcycle drunk driving crash

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | August 30, 2018

In Appleton and across Wisconsin, it is important to remember that drunk driving charges are not limited to driving a car or a truck. Motorcyclists can also face drunk driving charges. Motorcyclists are just as susceptible to an arrest for operating while intoxicated as anyone else. The charges and the penalties for a conviction can…
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Man charged with drunk driving after passing out in drive-through

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | August 16, 2018

Anyone who is facing allegations of driving under the influence in Appleton and throughout Wisconsin should remember the litany of consequences they will face should there be a conviction. These can include a driver license suspension, an arrest, fines and other penalties. A strong defense can be imperative to combat these charges, especially when there…
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