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Category: Drunk Driving

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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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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