An OWI 1st offense in Wisconsin is a civil matter. You need to call the clerk of the county or municipality where the offense took place to find out the status of the case. Typically you have an initial appearance, pre-trial, and then a trial date. You cannot get the offenses merged. The drug possession will probably be charged as a felony. You are likely waiting on the District Attorney to review and draft the complaint. You should enter a not guilty plea and retain an attorney as soon as possible.
As a general rule, you should be able to amend your anwer. Typically you are provided an opportunity to correct your answers or any mistakes. This depends how long it has been since the deposition and if you have been offered this opportunity to correct your answers.
Your company has the right to require you to pass the drug screen before returning to work. If the company policy states that it is without pay, then you are likely bound by that policy. You may have a workers comp claim You have a claim to submit to her insurance for lost wages, and other expenses related to the accident.
This would be a difficult claim to establish. Negligence depends on proving that something was fundamentally unsafe, a violation of a building safety code, or statute,. Your claim would be offset because some of the fault will be attributable to your conduct.
The police officer can stop and question you if he has reasonable suspicion, which means that the officer can articulate a legitimate reason for the stop. You do not have to present your ID unless you are under arrest. The best way to determine if your under arrest is to ask, am I under arrest? In the scenario you presented the officer probably had reasonable suspicion to stop you and make an inquiry. The Wisconsin Driving Regulations require you to be able to provide your license and proof of...
Almost no one passes a field sobriety
test so passing the walk and turn test
is an excellent indicator you were sober. Typically the prosecutor will not reduce
largely because of internal policies, but
you should try the case. You may be able
challenge the test results, test administration, or actual stop. Your best
result will come from trying the case.
It is up to your daughter if she wants to accept the plea. Your PD cannot force you to take a plea. If that has happened you can appeal. The plea has to voluntary and cannot be coerced. Often you can ask for a difference public defender if this one doesn't work. The Public Defender's for Wisconsin do an excellent job despite low pay and overloaded case loads. Despite negative public opinion they are excellent attorneys who try hard.