What constitutes self-defense?

You may be up against severe penalties if you face violent crime charges. If you believe you acted in self-defense, how can you prove it? Can a person who provokes an attack claim self-defense? A valid claim of self-defense to criminal charges requires proof that you were responding to unlawful conduct against yourself or, in […]

How does marijuana affect alcohol intoxication?

Whether you are under the influence of marijuana, hard drugs, alcohol or prescription medication, it is unlawful to operate a vehicle while intoxicated. Generally, this means you cannot drive if you cannot safely handle your vehicle. You also cannot legally drive with a blood alcohol concentration over 0.08%. If you use marijuana before, during or […]

False confessions: Issues during the interrogation process

Although a suspect may sign a confession, it does not always mean that he committed the crime to which he confessed. Many people may wonder why anyone would admit to committing a serious crime if they did not, in fact, commit that crime. Yet, people do it and, as a result, many of those people […]

Can vaping cause you to fail an OWI breath test?

In Wisconsin, it is unlawful to operate a vehicle if you have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above 0.08%. While officers can smell your breath and monitor your actions, they are likely to want to gather more concrete proof of your BAC. Asking you to breathe into a testing device is how the […]

Are Breath test devices always accurate

When a Wisconsin law enforcement officer stops your car and suspects you are driving under the influence, he or she may have you take a breath test. Depending on the results of your breath test, the officer who stops you may have probable cause to place you under arrest for operating while intoxicated or driving […]