Drunk Driving – also commonly referred to as DUI, OWI, or DWI – is a serious offense that has been in the spotlight in Wisconsin for some time. However, many charges and convictions result because of overzealous police, faulty testing devices or questionable test results. Because a drunk driving conviction carries serious penalties, and may have other negative residual effects, such as job loss, fines, and loss of a driver’s license, it is important to know your rights up front. To be sure your reputation, integrity, and freedom are protected, please turn to Birdsall Law Office’s experience with Wisconsin Drunk Driving and contact us today for a free consultation.
The State must prove the following 3 elements:
Anytime you have been accused of OWI (essentially failing either a breath or blood tests by having a BAC of .08 or above) you will be given several documents that will help us start forming your defense:
After the ASRH, you will have your initial appearance where you will enter a plea of not guilty. The matter will be set for a pretrial hearing where we will file motions challenging the stop, arrest, and admissibility of the chemical sample, when those motions are appropriate.
If these motions fail, you must either enter a plea to the charge or take the case to trial. At trial, we will challenge the validity of the field sobriety tests, chemical results, and the methodology used in obtaining those chemical results.