OWI Laws in Wisconsin are Tricky. A DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and OWI (Operating While Intoxicated) is a serious crime in Wisconsin and there are many factors you should know about as they may impact your conviction. But the good news is that while a DUI charge can be a strain on your life, there’s no need to panic because not all DWI charges lead to convictions. That’s why it is so crucial to speak with the best Wisconsin DUI defense lawyer as your first step .
Here are common OWI questions and answers that you’ll find helpful:
Did the police officer have a rightful reason to make a traffic stop?
If not, then your DUI Lawyer will be able to dispute the stop by gathering evidence like the blood or breath test plus the field sobriety tests, suppressed.
Did the police officer have probable cause to inspire your traffic stop?
Your OWI Criminal Defense Lawyer will investigate what caused the traffic stop and if it warranted a probable cause to administer the PBT which led to your arrest. If the police officer lacked evidence, this could lead to your evidence getting suppressed.
How did the police manage the field sobriety test?
Police in Wisconsin train their officers to conduct three field sobriety tests. If there is just one flaw in the way your One Leg Stand, Horizontal Gaze, Nystagmus or the Walk and Turn was conducted, your DWI defense attorney can use those details to help lighten your conviction.
Was the driver’s BAC (Blood Alcohol Curve) .08 or higher?
If so, your DUI defense lawyer can argue that the machines or laboratories malfunctioned and made mistakes. A careful review of the records can lead to convincing arguments for a jury.
What is the Blood Alcohol Curve Defense?
Blood Alcohol Curve defense is based on the absorption rate of alcohol and the time of the driver’s last drink. Your DUI lawyer can argue that at the time of operation your blood alcohol level was lower than a .08. Similar to disputing the correctness of the chemical test defense.
Sometimes the law enforcement doesn’t even observe the driver operating the car in question. They may have found the driver asleep or passed out on the side of the road. In situations like these, the blood or breath test may not bear the same weight. This is the type of detail an experienced DWI defense attorney will use to help your case.
License suspension in Wisconsin:
In 1st offense cases, the Wisconsin DUI criminal lawyers at Mullen Schlough & Associates S.C. can appear on your behalf and assist you to ensure that each step of the process is completed
If you’ve been accused of driving with alcohol or drug intoxication, your driver’s license will be suspended 30 days in the wake of accepting a Notice of Intent to Suspend on the off chance that you don’t ask for an administrative review hearing or if you lose the administrative hearing. For a first offense OWI in Wisconsin, your license will be repudiated for at least 6 months. Your license can be repudiated for as long as three years for a third offense or more.
Whether your case is DUI or a DUI causing injury or vehicular manslaughter, an OWI Attorney will help you understand your rights and guide you in the right direction. We are ready and able to provide assistance for your situation. Contact Mullen Schlough & Associates S.C.