Saturday, March 7, 2015
Wisconsin is among the states that rate the highest in drunk driving. In fact, more than 33,000 people were convicted for drunk driving offenses in the state in 2012. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, alcohol-related crashes have killed 223 people and injured almost 3,000 in the same year, accounting for approximately 36% of deadly traffic crashes. Being the 43rd state to lower the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) to 0.08% since 2003, the laws for Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) have become tougher and offenders are bound to face some very serious fines and penalties. If you’re charged with drunk driving in Wisconsin, you will need a skilled Waukesha lawyer or other attorneys in your locality to disprove the accusation or help lower the penalties.
Friday, March 6, 2015
It’s distressing enough to be arrested and made to spend time in jail over drug possession charges, and even more so if a person is completely innocent of them. TheFreeThought.com recently published an interview with a law enforcement officer from Florida (whose identity was withheld), who confessed to planting drug evidence and fabricating drug charges to arrest innocent people. The practice, also called flaking, is a form of police corruption rampant nationwide and is considered a consequence of drug wars. Police are pressured to make large numbers of arrests every day, and risk losing their living if they fail to meet the arrest quota. In fact, a Hufftington.com article, citing The Voice, reports tape evidence revealing how superiors threaten street cops if they don’t make adequate stop-and-frisk arrests. An ex-NYPD policeman also testified that he’s observed undercover personnel and investigators do this illegal practice as well.