According to statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or FBI, over one million DUI (driving under the influence) arrests have been made this year. An OWI (operating while intoxicated) isn’t just drunk driving, it also includes marijuana, illegal drugs, or prescribed medications with warnings. If the driver’s BAC (blood alcohol content) is above the legal range of 0.05%-0.08%. In certain instances, if the BAC is above 0.12%, the charge can become an aggravated classification of the charge. Any type of OWI or DUI should always mean your first step should be to talk to a DUI or OWI defense attorney.
Mullen, Schlough & Associates S.C. have specialized in Wisconsin DUI laws for over 20 years and work with accused drivers in Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Eau Claire, Eau Claire, County, Menomonie, Dunn County, Rice Lake or Barron County, Wisconsin. Attorneys here are experts in drunk or drugged driving cases and can represent the driver who was arrested and charged with a DUI or OWI.
A DUI defense lawyer can strategize the best way to represent their client and help the accused driver of what exactly they are being charged with. They also take care of the administrative procedures involved.
The state and prosecution can prove the defendant is guilty, but when arguing an OWI case, a criminal defense lawyer can defend the accused driver’s rights and status against any proof the prosecution may anticipate introducing. An OWI defense lawyer will help you set up a strong defense to present in court.
If you are accused of a driving under the influence (DUI) crime, you will attend a few hearings starting with the Department of Motor Vehicles and ending with a final hearing at the County or State Court. The court process for an OWI offense may be very long for this kind of conviction.
A DUI/OWI experienced defense lawyer will work on your behalf. They have the ability to get a large number of the charges dropped or reduced early in the process. Drivers accused may think they have to plead guilty to these charges, a DUI/OWI defense lawyer can suggest going into a plea or sentence bargain. The defense attorney can even file a motion to overthrow their clients statements if arrested. Your criminal defense attorney could also schedule an evidentiary hearing to present the evidence that the prosecution holds against their client.
DUI/OWI defense attorneys have extensive knowledge about their states drugged driving and drunk driving laws. To cross-examine efficiently, the lawyer needs to obtain all of the proof available at the time of arrest. They have the choice to then compare those details with the witness’ testimony. The role of the criminal defense lawyer is to focus on the questions being asked in order to create a counter argument to their prosecution while the state witness testifies under questioning from the prosecutor.
As experienced defense lawyers, it is our job to know everything about Wisconsin DUI laws. We are able to help our clients understand their rights and options as well as their negotiations with the prosecution. Hiring a DUI/OWI defense attorney at Mullen, Schlough & Associates S.C. means you will have highly organized OWI specialists with competent critical thinking skills on your side to direct you towards your best options.