The actions you take before, during, and after a traffic stop can have a major impact on your OWI defense. Please read these tips and keep them in mind the next time you see the flashing lights in your rearview. Find a Safe Place to Pull Over We know getting pulled over is stressful even… Continue reading “What Should I Do When the Cops Pull Me Over?”
Wisconsin has a mandatory arrest law for domestic violence cases. In the event of a police officer being called to the scene, they are required to use their best judgment to find out who the predominant aggressor is, and arrest them. The Maciolek Law Group has extensive experience defending a variety types of domestic abuse… Continue reading What is the Mandatory Arrest Law?
Juvenile arrests in Wisconsin have faced a sharp decrease in recent years. Not only are arrests decreasing in rural counties, but in urban counties also. These arrests are majorly for non-violent crimes. Follow the link to discover the statistics for your county. https://kidsforward.org/research/juvenile-arrests-wisconsin/
Convictions for First offenses are civil, not criminal, but the penalties include large fines and a loss of driving privileges for six to nine months. Conviction for a second or third offense results in a permanent criminal record, mandatory minimum jail sentence, and lengthy loss of driving privileges. A fourth or higher offenses are felony… Continue reading Civil and Criminal Consequences of OWI
Being arrested for drug possession does not mean you have to be convicted, have to serve time, or deal with the consequences of having a criminal record. By starting your defense as soon as possible after an arrest, you give your defense attorney the best chance of limiting your exposure to these outcomes. Some of… Continue reading Common Defenses for Drug Possession Charges
Penalties will increase with each offense. For example, a 10th OWI comes with fines up to $50,000 and a prison sentence of 4 to 15 years. http://www.wisconsindot.gov/Pages/safety/education/drunk-drv/ddlaw.aspx
Charges in federal court usually involve high-level agencies of the Federal Government like the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), or the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE), or Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). It is crucial to have a defense attorney with experiencing taking on powerful adversaries in the federal court system.
Federal crimes are a different ballgame with different procedures, stronger opponents, and harsher penalties. Not just any criminal defense attorney will do when your rights are on the line.
Should you fight OWI charges? Yes. Here are three reasons why.
Addiction is not a crime, but it is often treated as one. Up to 69 percent of the prison population as recently as 2016 had a substance abuse need. This was before the peak of the ongoing opioid epidemic. Of that 69%, nearly two thirds were considered to have a high risk of reoffending. It… Continue reading Addiction is Not a Crime