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Operating While Intoxicated (OWI)

Whether you are a first time offender or facing charges for subsequent offenses, it is important you know your legal rights and options if you are charged with a drunk driving offense, commonly called either Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) or operating with a Prohibited Alcohol Concentration (PAC), in Wisconsin. Having an experienced and dedicated top attorney on your side can make all the difference. Our firm understands that the stakes are high for individuals facing a drunk driving offense. Driving “under the influence” is one of the most commonly committed crimes in the United States. Yet, it is often committed by an otherwise respectable citizen who has never been in trouble with the law.

What are the penalties of drunk driving?

If you are charged with a drunk driving offense, you may be facing:

  • significant fines
  • jail time
  • mandatory alcohol assessment
  • high insurance rates
  • license suspension
  • license revocation
  • ignition interlock device
  • vehicle immobilization

The law prohibits a person from driving or operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance, or a combination of alcohol and a controlled substance, or any other drug that makes a person less capable of driving safely. Penalties for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated range from a forfeiture and license revocation for a first offense, to 6 years imprisonment, 3 year license revocation, significant fines, and  installation of ignition interlock devices for subsequent offenses. Additionally, more severe penalties apply if injury or death results. We understand that a potential criminal record could affect potential job prospects, the ability to obtain a loan, or other future endeavors.  Our attorneys will discuss your options and explain the potential penalties in an honest and straightforward manner. Having the best lawyer at your side will make all the difference in your case.

Protecting Your Rights

Since drunk driving (OWI) penalties can be quite significant, it is important to aggressively protect your rights and interests from the very beginning of your case.  Our top attorneys will aggressively challenge the state’s evidence to ensure that each of the breathalyzer tests, bloodtests and urine tests were properly and legally administered. We will analyze in-squad videos taken by the police and contact witnesses who may be helpful to your defense. We will investigate the facts of obtaining any evidence against you; we don’t back down. We hold the state to its burden of proof by challenging evidence illegally obtained and contesting the prosecution’s case at every turn.

In any criminal matter, it is important to always keep in mind that the burden of proof is on the state. Our role is to thoroughly investigate the facts of your case so that we can construct the strongest defense possible. We explore every avenue of defense to suppress evidence and challenge allegations made by the state. Our first goal is to achieve the best possible result for our clients in an effective and professional manner. Our second goal is to relieve our client’s anxiety when they are facing a drunk driving offense. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation to learn about your options. Let us help

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