We’re in the final stretch of 2020 and while some are drinking to celebrate, others may be drinking to forget. Just don’t let the phrase “could 2020 get any worse?” be in response to getting pulled over and accused of an OWI, DUI or DWI charge from the police.
As you may know, law enforcement officials in every state, including Wisconsin, have increased their determination to keep intoxicated drivers off the road. One of the most general and dangerous misconceptions is that an individual needs to be drunk to be arrested for this offense.
The penalties you face if convicted of drunk driving can be a fine, driver’s license suspension or revocation, alcohol counseling, jail time, and installation of an ignition interlock device (IID). These penalties can increase to a large extent if certain aggravating factors are present.
Unfortunately, many drivers in Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Menomonie, Dunn County, Rice Lake and Barron County, WI have been arrested for drunk driving after simply having a couple of drinks. The OWI / DUI defense lawyers of Mullen Schlough & Associates S.C. have successfully litigated legal challenges and trials in OWI / DUI cases resulting in dismissals and acquittals. They have even helped drivers accused of driving under the influence avoid jail, preserve driving privileges and protect a good record.
So many drivers pulled over in Wisconsin believe that there is no way to fight an OWI / DUI charge. It’s not true. The best OWI defense attorneys have succeeded in having OWI charges thrown out based on illegal traffic stops as well as inconclusive field sobriety tests, breathalyzer tests resulting in over 0.08 and blood tests.
If you were arrested on suspicion of operating a vehicle while intoxicated or have been arrested for drunk driving, your first step should be contacting an experienced criminal defense firm to appropriately defend your case and offer you valuable legal advice. OWI/DUI defense lawyers will explore all possible defenses against your OWI/DUI charges. They will deal with the criminal case as well as the administrative issues regarding your driver’s license. With the assistance of an accomplished legal team, your odds of succeeding are significantly increased.
But without the help of a skilled criminal defense firm, one can experience lasting negative outcomes including a criminal conviction, prison, and the loss of driving rights for a long period of time.