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Category: Drunk Driving

DO I NEED A LAWYER FOR MY FIRST OWI?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | September 26, 2021

You may be tempted to pay the fines, jump through the hoops and move on with your life. That course of action can expose you to criminal charges and the collateral consequences that come with having a criminal record. Additionally, any OWI can result in the suspension of your license, mandatory alcohol assessment, and the…
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Did You Know You Can Still Be Charged With an Owi if Your BAC Was Below the Legal .08 Limit?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | September 21, 2021

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation states, “if a police officer pulls you over and determines that you are impaired by alcohol and/or any other drug, you could be arrested and prosecuted, regardless of your BAC.” No matter what your BAC is, if you are driving “under the influence” you may be charged with an OWI,…
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Wisconsin OWI Laws

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | July 7, 2021

The Wisconsin Statutes state how much your fines will be elevated if you are charged with an OWI and your BAC was well beyond the legal .08 limit. -If your BAC was between 0.17 and 0.199 then your fines are doubled -if your BAC was between 0.20 and 0.249 then your fines are tripled -If…
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Consequences of a Fourth OWI in Wisconsin

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | May 25, 2021

If you are convicted of a 4th OWI in Wisconsin, your license will be permanently revoked if the offense occurred within 15 years of your last OWI. This law is due to the 2018 enactment of State Senate Bill 135. The enactment of this legislation proves that Wisconsin OWI laws are getting increasingly stricter. In…
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Ignition Interlock Devices in Wisconsin

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | April 7, 2021

According to Wisconsin Act 100, an ignition interlock device is required for “all repeat OWI offenders, all first time OWI offenders with an alcohol concentration of 0.15 percent or higher” and “all drivers who refuse to provide a breath or blood sample for a chemical test at a traffic stop”. In the event of a…
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How To Properly Handle a Traffic Stop

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | February 9, 2021

The Wisconsin State Patrol provides guidelines you should follow during a traffic stop. Pointers the state patrol provides entail placing your keys on your dashboard and keeping your hands in the officer’s line of sight. You should not reach for your license, registration or insurance cards until they are requested, in order to consistently keep…
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What Instrument Is Used to Test Your Blood Sample When You Are Charged With an OWI?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 20, 2021

If you are charged with an OWI, before evidence is presented in court, how does the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene measure your blood sample? Once your sample lands in the Wisconsin forensic lab, your blood sample will be analyzed using a chromatograph. Your blood alcohol content will be reported in units of grams per…
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Minimizing OWI Charges

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | January 13, 2021

If you are charged with an OWI, there are numerous ways your penalties can be minimized or dismissed. One of those ways is seeking the aid of an experienced attorney to prove the inaccuracies of blood, breath or urine tests. Each of these tests can each prove inaccurate due to a wide array of reasons….
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3 Standard Field Sobriety Tests

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | December 2, 2020

The three standard field sobriety tests conducted during a traffic stop include the horizontal gaze nystagmus, the walk and turn and the one-leg stand. According to research, these tests are not always accurate. It has been found that the horizontal gaze nystagmus is 77 percent accurate, the walk and turn is 68 percent accurate and…
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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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