Stiffer penalties are now coming in 2017 for people convicted of Operating While Intoxicated in Appleton, Oshkosh, and throughout Wisconsin. The new law becomes effective, kicks in, on Jan. 1, 2017. The new law makes a fourth OWI offense a felony and will also increases the maximum sentence for fifth and sixth offenses from three years imprisonment to five years imprisonment.
Petit & Dommershausen, S.C. would like to remind our friends and neighbors of the great options available for a safe ride home if you have had too much to drink. Should you or a loved one encounter a legal matter related to OWI, please do not hesitate to contact our firm at 920-739-9900.
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MY SON GOT ARRESTED. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
An arrest can be a parent’s or grandparent’s worst nightmare. Maybe your child or grandchild made a mistake. Or, even worse, your child or grandchild has been wrongfully accused of some criminal wrongdoing.
In the event one of your loved ones faces arrest or is taken into custody by law enforcement, you should be aware of the following information. Many times officers make an arrest based on alleged probable cause without an arrest warrant. This is a completely legal process. If an officer makes a warrantless arrest, your child or grandchild’s arrest must be reviewed by an impartial magistrate (judge or court commissioner) within 48 business hours of arrest. However, this does not mean your child or grandchild will go in front of the judge for a bail hearing at that time. If a magistrate determines that probable cause exists, your son or daughter or grandchild could still sit in jail for days or more before going to court.
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