25Jul 2018

Wisconsin Supreme Court Allows Warrantless Blood Draw

The Supreme Court of Wisconsin recently issued an opinion that, in the case of an unconscious DUI suspect, the drawing of blood without a warrant is to be allowed. The US Supreme Court has already ruled on the matter.  A warrant is absolutely required for blood without consent.

What makes the Wisconsin opinion so bizarre is that the justice writing for the majority actually wrote that when you receive your driver's license in Wisconsin, you are giving consent for all bodily searches related to operating a vehicle.

Perhaps this issue will visit the US Supreme Court again, so we can get some clarification as to the limits of searches and consent. If you live in Burlington, Essex, Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne or anywhere in the State of Vermont, and have been arrested or charged with DUI or any crime, call Handy Law for aggressive and experienced legal defense.