Friendship, WI asked in Criminal Law for Wisconsin

Q: I was arrested for owi and possesion of marijuana and controlled substance why aren't charges filed yet

I am wondering if the search was legal because i was not arrested yet and she went in my pockets without a reason or if I'm like still under investigation are t they gonna raid my house i don't want my children here for that i don't understand i thought charges got filed right away and I'm wi i thought you immediately lost your license for an owi

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Aaron W Schenk
Aaron W Schenk
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Green Bay, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: Often, criminal complaints (aka “charges”) are not actually filed until your first scheduled court date.

If it is your first OWI, it is also very possible that all of these offenses might be handled as civil ordinance violations and not criminal charges.

It is pretty complex stuff. I highly recommend obtaining counsel.

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