Jonas’ client was cited for OWI after being involved in a car accident (while driving on a probationary license). The client was also cited for possession of THC from the same incident. Jonas successfully negotiated the OWI down to a reckless driving ticket, and the THC ticket was held open for a period of good […]
(1) No person may drive or operate a motor vehicle while: (am) The person has a detectable amount of a restricted controlled substance in his or her blood. Wisconsin Statutes § 346.63(1)(am) […]
(1) No person may drive or operate a motor vehicle while: (b) The person has a prohibited alcohol concentration. Wisconsin Statutes § 346.63(1)(b) […]
(1) No person may drive or operate a motor vehicle while: (a) Under the influence of an intoxicant, a controlled substance, a controlled substance analog or any combination of an intoxicant, a controlled substance and a controlled substance analog, under the influence of any other drug to a degree which renders him or her incapable of […]
You and a friend are driving home after 1 a.m. from a party. Some friends at the party, including your passenger, had been smoking marijuana (“weed”), but you had chosen not to. Your passenger starts smoking the remnants of a joint in the car as you drive her home. You refrain from smoking with her, […]
Do you need a doctor to remove a swollen appendix? If the answer is “Yes,” then you’ve already answered the question posed in the title to this Q & A. Certainly an OWI(Operating While Intoxicated) — Wisconsin’s abbreviation for “DUI,”which means”driving under the influence”) — is not as potentially life-threatening as an appendix that is […]
Those of us who regularly and zealously challenge illegal searches and seizures in criminal and traffic cases were handed a victory of sorts (victory with a very small “v”) by the Wisconsin Supreme Court last month. In State of Wisconsin v. Antonio D. Brown, 346 Wis.2d 98, the defendant was convicted in Milwaukee County of […]
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