Drunk driving or driving under the influence – 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 DUI charges and convictions result because of overzealous police, faulty testing devices or questionable field sobriety test results. Hiring an experienced DUI attorney will tip the scales in your favor.
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 call Wisconsin DUI lawyers, Birdsall Obear & Associates LLC for a free consultation with the best Sheboygan and Milwaukee DUI lawyers. Our firm's DUI attorneys have a proven success rate.
The State must prove the following 3 elements:
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First offense drunk driving charge may not carry jail penalties - unless there is a resulting injury or a child under 16 years old is in the vehicle, in which case the first offense DUI conviction includes a mandatory jail penalty.
Jail time for second DUI is mandatory, with misdemeanors eventually evolving into felonies. Our DUI firm in Milwaukee and Sheboygan specialize in drunk driving defense.
Fourth and subsequent drunk driving charges are all felonies. If pulled over for operating while intoxicated, depending on how the arrest was made and whether or not the arresting officer followed proper procedure, our skilled Milwaukee DUI law firm may be able to keep you from serving time. If proper procedure was not followed, the possibility of excluding evidence is increased.
Birdsall Obear & Associates is a premier Sheboygan and Milwaukee OWI law firm.
Anytime you have been accused of OWI (essentially failing either a breath, blood (having a blood alcohol content of .08 or above) or field sobriety test) 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, our Wisconsin OWI attorneys will challenge the validity of the field sobriety tests, chemical results, and the methodology used in obtaining those chemical results.
It's imperative that you secure the best Wisconsin DUI lawyer by contacting Birdsall Obear & Associates. Our team has years of experience as DUI lawyers in Milwaukee, WI as well as our DUI lawyers in Sheboygan . Don't hesitate to contact our Sheboygan and Milwaukee DUI lawyers for your case.