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Why doesn't Wisconsin have DUI checkpoints?

It does not take much for drivers to go over the legal limit of alcohol in their systems. While a variety of factors are at play, a chart from Business Insider shows, on average, how much a person can drink before reaching the 0.08 percent limit. For example, a 100-pound man could drink two drinks in an hour and hit 0.08 percent while a man who weighs 200 pounds would only have a blood alcohol content of 0.04 percent after two drinks in an hour.

In Wisconsin, police can only pull over drivers if there is reasonable cause, such as a car weaving erratically through traffic. As of this writing, DUI checkpoints are illegal in the state and in several others. Legislation comes up every so often to implement these checkpoints, but they are generally shot down. There are a couple reasons why this is typically the case. 

Changes in your life may call for changes to child custody

Circumstances change as you go through life. The more significant changes may affect the terms of the child custody agreement that has been in place since your divorce. Your logical next step is to reach out for legal assistance to see if it is possible to modify the agreement.

In the state of Wisconsin, there are generally three scenarios to consider when there is a request to change a child custody agreement.

Divorce can be easier if you have a good parenting plan

You may think there is nothing easy about divorce, but if you fail to come up with a proper parenting plan, you will find out just how chaotic and stressful the family breakup can be. The plan you and the other parent develop will be unique, and both of you must give it sufficient thought.

There is no question that your children will be tremendously affected by the divorce. Your job is to help them get through it and see that they adjust. A good parenting plan is essential in achieving these goals.

Technology is creating a new realm of search and seizure laws

How we interact is defined by technology and law surrounding speech. One of the most powerful tools a citizen of the United States has is the right to free speech as protected by the First Amendment. Although we are free to say what we want, our expectation of privacy related to what we say is often the subject of trial in court.

As technology continues to ingrain itself in our lives, our expectations of privacy could change. Companies collect data on our demands of devices for proprietary use, but this creates a legally gray area for courts and law enforcement if they believe a device could provide evidence of a crime.

6 Things that might negatively impact a custody battle

Going through a child custody battle is stressful and can bring up a lot of emotions. Learning how to manage these emotions is going to be vital to your case. It's natural to emotionally react to an issue, especially as they happen. You've never had to deal with a child custody case and have no way of knowing what the process entails.

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