Posted on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 4:03 am
Recently, Wisconsin State Representative Jim Ott introduced a bill that proposes making a third OWI offense a mandatory felony. Currently, people in Wisconsin are not charged with a felony until their fifth OWI. However, individuals who are charged with a fourth OWI within 5 years of their 3rd OWI offense will also face felony charges.
The proposed legislation would also make a sixth OWI and other subsequent OWI charges increase in felony category. Fines for each charge would also increase. The bill was introduced before congress’s Assembly Committee on Transportation with testimonies from families of drunk driving accident victims.
If you or someone you know is charged with a DUI or OWI, you will need an experienced lawyer to defend you against these charges. Contact the Milwaukee DUI/OWI attorneys of Kohler & Hart by calling 414-271-9595 today.
Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 at 4:18 am
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently analyzed statistics on traffic stops in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. According to their research, African American drivers in Milwaukee are 7 times more likely to be pulled over by Milwaukee police than white drivers.
The analysis included information on almost 46,000 traffic stops in Milwaukee. This data also showed that police pull over Hispanic drivers five times more often than white drivers in Milwaukee.
Furthermore, police were found to search the vehicles of African Americans twice as often as the vehicles of whites. Statistics showed no disparity between the rate that police found stolen property, drugs, or weapons in their searches in African Americans’ and whites’ vehicles.
Contact the Milwaukee DUI/OUI defense lawyers of Kohler & Hart by calling 888-565-7597, if you or someone you know was pulled over and wrongly accused of drunk driving.
Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 at 8:42 am
According to a study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 1 in every 50 adults involved in an anonymous telephone survey admitted to drunk driving at least one time in the previous month.
The survey polled around 210,000 adults in 2010. The results of the survey led CDC officials to estimate that there were more than 112 occurrences of drunk driving in the U.S. in 2010.
Research showed that men between the ages of 21-years old and 34-years old were the most likely to drink and drive. This demographic accounted for 32 percent of drunk driving occurrences.
If you or someone you know has been charged with a DUI, contact the Milwaukee DUI/OUI attorneys of Kohler & Hart at 888-565-7597 to learn more about how an attorney can help defend you against a drunk driving charge.