Man Faces Sixth Arrest For Drunk Driving In Wisconsin

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Drivers in Wisconsin are keenly aware of the potential penalties for a drunk driving arrest. In the state, it is generally referred to as operating while intoxicated (OWI). If there is a conviction, the circumstances will determine the severity of the penalties. A key aspect of the case is the number of times the person […]

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Motorcyclist With Previous OWI Arrests Charged A Seventh Time

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Whenever there is an arrest for operating while intoxicated in Wisconsin, the driver will face the possibility of a conviction and the accompanying penalties. These may include jail, fines and a driver’s license suspension. If the driver has had previous OWI convictions, the challenges they face rise incrementally. Although it is understood that OWI (also […]

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Wisconsin Woman With Child In Car Arrested For Drunk Driving

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Wisconsin law enforcement is vigilant about drivers who may be on the road after drinking or using drugs. This means they will initiate traffic stops and investigate if they see signs of a driver who is under the influence. While this may be a worrisome experience for the driver, it does not necessarily mean there […]

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Why Having A Defense Attorney Matters

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

We’ve heard it in almost every crime movie and TV show: as the police arrest the villain, one of the officers informs them of their rights. One of these rights is the right to an attorney to defend them. This right originates with the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution, specifically the Sixth Amendment. The […]

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Convictions For Small Crimes Can Have Big Consequences

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

It is becoming increasingly clear that there are major problems with the criminal justice system in the United States, including racial and socioeconomic bias, wrongful convictions and overly harsh prison sentences. But there is also a problem with the way that the criminal justice system influences life in the rest of society. A criminal record […]

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