Should I plead no contest or guilty to my first operating while impaired?

Asked on Jan 03rd, 2011 on Criminal Law - Wisconsin
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I was arrested for operating while impaired. I smoked marijuana and was on my prescribed drugs. Should I plead no contest or not guilty?
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Answered on Jan 04th, 2011 at 3:58 AM
It is very difficult to answer your question without knowing the facts. A no contest plea has the same effect as a guilty plea. However, a no contest plea is not admitting guilt. Basically what you are saying is I do not want to contest it. You will be adjudicated guilty but you have not admitted guilt. If there is a possibility of civil liability (i.e. if there was an accident), a no contest plea would be appropriate. This is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon or construed as legal advice. I would recommend contacting an attorney.

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