Wisconsin Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys

  1. Alton
    1. Missimer Law: Criminal DUI/OWI, Misdemeanors, and Felonies Appellate Criminal and Civil Family Divorce, Custody and Placement, Child Support, Maintenance, etc.
  2. Altoona
    1. Otto Law Office: FAMILY LAW Divorce Child Custody and Placement Child support Adoption Wills/Estate Planning CRIMINAL DEFENSE OWI and other traffic offenses Domestic abuse incidents Property crimes Drug possession and delivery All other felony and misdemeanor offenses
  3. Appleton
  4. Baraboo
    1. Martinez & Ruby: Drunk driving and OWI Battery Disorderly Conduct Burglary Sexual Assault Operating after Revocation or Suspension and other traffic issues Appeals Revocation of probation or extended supervision Modification of probation or extended supervision conditions
  5. Beaver Dam
    1. Quincey, Becker, Schuessler, Chase & Devitt: Civil Litigation Probate & Real Estate Marital Property Agreements Wills, Trusts, Estate & Tax Planning Corporate & Commercial Transactions Criminal & Traffic Defense Drunk Driving Defense Elder Law Title 19
  6. Beloit
    1. Peshek & Rabbit: DWI, DUI, OWI, OUI attorneys & lawyers
  7. Black River Falls
    1. Sherman Law Offices: If you have been charged with an OWI (Operating While Intoxicated) it is a necessity that you are represented by a Black River Falls drunk driving attorney.
  8. Brookfield
  9. Burlington
    1. Martin Law Offices: If you are arrested for breaking a criminal law, the case is taken before a magistrate who may issue a warrant if necessary and set bond for appearance in court. If the defendant cannot post the bond he may be incarcerated pending appearance in court. If bond is posted, he will remain free pending appearance at an arraignment. An arraignment usually occurs within 24 hours of the arrest or the first date available if on a weekend or holiday. The arraignment is held before a judge of the courts. During the arraignment the defendant is formally told what offense he is charged with, told their constitutional rights, and of the possible penalties. The defendant will enter a plea of guilty or not guilty, bond may be reviewed, and a date for the next hearing will be scheduled.
    2. Ludwig Law Office and Ekes Law Office: * DUI * Drug crimes of possession (Marijuana, Cocaine, Crystal Meth) * Embezzlement and other white collar crimes * Burglary * Theft * Parole violation
  10. Chilton
    1. Fulleylove-Krause Law Office: Felonies, misdemeanors, and chapter 980 cases Probation and extended supervision revocations defense Operating while intoxicated (OWI) and traffic defense Contempt hearings Mental commitments Divorce and family law
  11. Chippewa Falls
  12. Delafield
    1. Bucher Law Group: Criminal Defense
  13. Delavan
    1. Wassel, Harvey & Schuk: all criminal and forfeiture matters, including: assault and battery; disorderly conduct; domestic abuse; domestic violence; sexual assault; rape; theft; burglary; criminal damage to property; possession, manufacture or delivery of drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, prescription drugs or meth; OWI, DUI, driving while intoxicated, impaired driving; auto accidents; speeding tickets and citations; and drivers license suspension and revocation
  14. De Pere
    1. Roels, Keidatz, Fronsee, & Danen: Bankruptcy Business Formation Corporations LLC LLP / Partnership Business Litigation Civil Litigation Collections Commercial Transactions Commercial Litigation Criminal Law Employment Law Estate Planning Wills Trusts ILITs Powers of Attorney Family Law Divorce Paternity Child Custody Child Support Step-Parent Adoption Foreclosure Guardianship Adults Minor Children Landlord / Tenant Personal Injury Prenuptial Agreements Probate Real Estate Small Claims Social Security Disability Traffic Violations Trust and Estate Administration
    2. Stellpflug Law: Felony Offenses Misdemeanor Offenses Drug Offenses Drunk Driving/OWI Restraining Orders & Related Criminal Offenses
  15. Eau Claire
  16. Edgerton
    1. Fryda, Madeleine: The High Price of an OWI (DUI) Conviction No matter what the breathalyzer says, you are innocent until proven guilty. You will gain nothing by admitting to a DUI or traffic offense. In fact, you will probably pay the "full price" for such a plea. You probably won't get jail time for a first offense of Operating While Intoxicated. But the collateral consequences require a strong defense: * Driver's License suspension You will lose your license for 6 to 9 months. * Car insurance Your rates will go through the roof. * Employment The criminal record may cost you jobs or bar certain career paths. * Fines, probation, mandatory classes or treatment * Subsequent offenses The punishment is harsh if you ever get another OWI/DUI.
  17. Elkhart Lake
    1. Mulrooney, Kevin: 20% Criminal Defense 20% DUI / DWI 20% Juvenile 20% Speeding / Traffic Ticket 20% Domestic Violence
    2. Cohen, Barry: 50% Criminal Defense 50% DUI / DWI 31 years
  18. Elkhorn
  19. Elm Grove
    1. Carson Law Office: OWI/DUI/DWI Traffic violations can have serious criminal consequences, particularly when a driver is accused of driving under the influence. A conviction on OWI/DUI/DWI charges may result in fines, the revocation or suspension of your driver's license, and possible jail time. In addition, your insurance company may increase your rates to an unmanageable level. In defending against an impaired driving charge, you have many rights as a criminal defendant, including the right to cross-examine the witnesses against you, even if they are police officers. An experienced criminal defense attorney can make all the difference in such a difficult case.
  20. Fitchburg
  21. Fond du Lac
  22. Fontana
    1. Wilson, Peter: DUI - FAQs What are field sobriety tests? Field sobriety tests (FSTs) are administered by officers to persons suspected of drunk driving, usually, but not always, on the roadside. The officer uses them, together with other observations of the suspect, in arriving at an arrest decision. What are the most commonly-administered tests? Horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN), the one-legged stand, and the heel-to-toe (aka walk and turn). Less common are the finger-to-nose and alphabet tests. The last FST the officer usually administers is a preliminary breath (PBT), which in theory gives a rough measure of a suspect's level of intoxication. The results of the PBT, however, are not admissible in evidence to prove intoxication. What is a PBT? Preliminary breath test - A PBT is a screening device used by officers to determine whether there is probable cause to arrest a suspected drunk driver. Refusing the PBT is not a violation of Wisconsin's implied consent law, nor is there any penalty for not taking the test. What causes police to suspect drunken driving in the first place? The following is adapted from a list developed by the National Highway Traffic Saftey Administration: Too wide a turn, driving over/crossing the center/fog line, tailgating, unnecessary braking, questionable signaling, and increasingly, 911 callers. What signs of intoxication are police looking for when they first pull me over? In my experience, officers arrest narratives most often contain: odor of intoxicants; red/bloodshot eyes; slurred speech;staggered gait; and difficulty producing license from wallet or purse. Other common observations are: difficulty exiting the vehicle; using the vehicle for support; swaying while standing; inability to follow directions; starting an FST before being told to; and aggressive or other inappropriate attitude.
  23. Fort Atkinson
    1. Rogers & Westrick: Being arrested and charged with a crime can be a devastating experience. You are suddenly thrust into the legal system, a world you may no nothing about. Your job, your reputation, even your freedom may be on the line. Who can you trust to look out for your best interests?
  24. Franklin
    1. Konstantakis Law Offices: Traffic Violations Defense Why You Don't Just Pay the Ticket... After being stopped and cited for a moving violation, many people simply choose to pay the fine and move on with their lives. The problem is that, in addition to the likelihood that your insurance premiums will be raised, accepting the ticket puts points on your driving record. This places you closer to losing your license if you end up in the wrong place at the wrong time on just a few more occasions.
  25. Germantown
    1. Vanden Heuvel & Dineen: When seeking a Criminal Defense Attorney to protect your rights in court, the lawyer selected for representation may impact the rest of your life.
  26. Glendale
  27. Grafton
    1. Olmr Law Office: Being convicted of a crime can be devastating. If you or loved one has been charged with DUI, battery, disorderly conduct, or ANY other misdemeanor or felony, contact us immediately to see how we can help.
  28. Green Bay
  29. Greendale
    1. Mares, Stephanie: Speeding Tickets Parking Tickets DUIs Disorderly Conduct Underage Drinking
    2. Konstantakis Law Offices: Traffic Violations Defense Why You Don't Just Pay the Ticket... After being stopped and cited for a moving violation, many people simply choose to pay the fine and move on with their lives. The problem is that, in addition to the likelihood that your insurance premiums will be raised, accepting the ticket puts points on your driving record. This places you closer to losing your license if you end up in the wrong place at the wrong time on just a few more occasions.
  30. Greenfield
    1. Magner, Hueneke, Smith & Borda: A drunk driving arrest can be a frightening experience. For many people, it is their only encounter with the law.
  31. Hayward
    1. Lein Law Offices: A drunk-driving arrest or a DUI/OWI charge can result in serious penalties upon conviction, including loss of license, significant fines and jail time.
  32. Hudson
  33. Janesville
    1. McCue Law Office: criminal, felony, misdemeanor and traffic matters, speeding tickets, OWI, DUI, drug, drunk driving defense
    2. Missimer Law: Criminal DUI/OWI, Misdemeanors, and Felonies Appellate Criminal and Civil Family Divorce, Custody and Placement, Child Support, Maintenance, etc.
    3. Braunschweig, Mason: Felonies and misdemeanors Drug charges Drunk driving Domestic violence Traffic Juvenile presentation
  34. Jefferson
    1. Lawton & Cates: Criminal Traffic Matters: The majority of criminal traffic citations are issued for offenses such as operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, reckless driving, endangering safety, hit and run attended vehicle, eluding and officer, and operating a motor vehicle after revocation. Sometimes these infractions result in loss of driving privileges, jail, probation and a fine.
    2. Witt, Mike: Personal Injury State-Wide Experience Defending OWI & Criminal Cases Traffic Trials & Appeals
    3. Monogue & Witt: The typical drunk driving case therefore presents the accused with three separate and distinct problems. First, and most obvious, is the operating under the influence charge itself. This charge, usually issued in the form of a traffic citation and sometimes followed up on with a criminal complaint charges the accused with being too impaired by their consumption of alcohol to safely operate their motor vehicle. The government does not need a test result to try and convict on this charge. A person can be prosecuted for this offense based upon their driving, their demeanor, their field sobriety test performance, and any admissions made to the police officers at the time of arrest. However, a chemical test result revealing a prohibited alcohol concentration constitutes prima facie evidence of impairment. What this means in English is that a judge or jury is permitted to find that the accused was impaired based upon the test result alone. In first or second offense cases, the prohibited alcohol level in the State of Wisconsin is currently .10. A person accused of a third offense is subject to a prohibited level of .08, and a person accused of a fourth or subsequent lifetime offense is subject to a prohibited alcohol level of .02.
  35. Juneau
    1. Sciascia Law Office: Misdemeanor and Felony Traffic Offenses Some traffic offenses are more serious than others and can result in penalties as serious as imprisonment. While a traffic infraction might be a minor matter if no one is hurt, the same incident can be a misdemeanor or felony if someone is hurt or killed or if there is serious property damage. Some specific traffic offenses, however, are considered serious violations on their own, such as drunk driving or operating a vehicle without a license. A person charged with a traffic-related crime should treat his or her situation seriously and contact an attorney who can help to protect his or her legal rights.
  36. Kenosha
  37. Kewaunee
    1. Meier, Rick: If you have been accused of a crime, or think you might be, you need an attorney with specialized knowledge of criminal defense in the State of Wisconsin. Criminal defense law is complicated, and your freedom, reputation, and possibly your job are all at stake in a criminal case. Home Sexual Assault Drunk Driving Traffic / Criminal Traffic Drug Cases Property Crimes Revocations Appeals Domestic Abuse In a criminal case the most important thing is to have an experienced lawyer. You should talk to an experienced lawyer as soon as possible if you are in trouble. Do not talk to the police without an attorney present, and without first talking to a lawyer specializing in criminal defense.
  38. LaCrosse
  39. Lake Geneva
  40. Lakewood
    1. Stellpflug Law: Felony Offenses Misdemeanor Offenses Drug Offenses Drunk Driving/OWI Restraining Orders & Related Criminal Offenses
  41. Madison Madison Madison Madison Madison Madison
    1. VanWagner and Wood: OWI stands for operating while under the influence of an intoxicant (alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, energy drugs...etc.) and perhaps contrary to popular belief, you can get an OWI even if you don't test (i.e. you refuse to submit to a breath or blood test), and even if you are not drunk.
  42. Manitowac
  43. Marshfield
    1. Wolfgram, Gamoke & Hutchinson: Business Law - Civil Litigation - Collections and Foreclosures - Construction Law Criminal Law - Municipal Law - Person Injury - Worker's Compensation Probate and Estate Planning - Product Liability - Real Estate Law Social Security Disability - Tax Law
  44. Menasha
    1. Petit & Dommershausen: Drunk driving is the act of operating and/or driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs to the degree that mental and motor skill is impaired. It is illegal in all jurisdictions within the U.S. The specific criminal offense can be called driving under the influence [of alcohol and/or other drugs], driving while intoxicated, operating while impaired, or operating a vehicle under the influence. In Wisconsin, it is called OWI, operating while intoxicated. Such laws may also apply to boating or piloting aircraft.
    2. Peterson Law: If you are facing criminal charges, no matter how minor, you could benefit from talking to a criminal defense attorney. Consulting with a lawyer will help give you an idea of how serious your charges are, what defenses exist, and the potential outcomes of your case. Criminal charges stand to jeopardize your freedom and your future; not talking to an attorney is a risk you cannot afford to take.
    3. Pitsch Law Offices: You are under "arrest" when a police officer takes you into custody and you are no longer free to leave. It has little to do with whether you have been handcuffed or physical restrained. The key is the exercise of police authority over a person. When someone is arrested the police must follow legal procedures. The police must inform you of your rights before you can be questioned.
  45. Menomonie
  46. Mequon
    1. Blumenfield & Shereff: Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Criminal and Traffic Defense, Intellectual Property Litigations, Estate Planning, and Real Estate
  47. Merrill
    1. Ament, Wulf, Frokjer & Hersil: Personal Injury** Workers Compensation** Social Security Disability** Unsafe Products** Auto Accidents** Farm Accidents** Construction Site Accidents** Real Estate Estate Planning and Probate Divorce, Custody and Paternity Traffic and Criminal matters
  48. Middleton
    1. Mays Law Office: The social, civil and criminal consequences of drunk driving convictions have lasting effects. In Wisconsin, if you are arrested for drunk driving, you will be required to appear in either a Municipal or Circuit Court. If convicted, you will receive steep fines and may be sentenced to jail time. (See How To Calculate Your Blood Alcohol Level - BAC). You have rights. You have the right to be represented by an Attorney and to cross-examine the witnesses, even if they are police officers. Having Attorney Stephen Mays beside you may make all the difference to the final outcome of whether charges are dismissed, reduced, or carry their full penalty. If convicted on a first offense, in addition to facing a forfeiture, a steep fine, and other associated court costs, your driving privileges may be revoked for 6 to 9months. You will also be required to attend a mandatory alcohol education program and an alcohol treatment program. Additionally, your insurance company may increase your rates to an unmanageable level or you may loose your license. A second conviction will result in driving privileges being revoked for 12 to 18 months, a minimum of 5 days to 6 months in jail, steep fines, and associated court costs. A third conviction may result in driving privileges being suspended for 2 years or revoked. A fifth conviction is a felony in Wisconsin
  49. Milton
    1. McCarthy Law Office: Personal Injury Family Law and Divorce Criminal Defense Wills and Probate Litigation
  50. Milwaukee Milwaukee
  51. Minocqua
    1. Harrold, Scrobell & Danner: If you are charged with drunk driving, the charges can impact your insurance rates, your ability to drive, and you may even face jail time. It is important that you preserve your rights while protecting your reputation, regardless of the offense.
  52. Monona
    1. Smerlinski Law Office: Criminal Law - Felony and Misdemeanor Drug Possession Drug Trafficking Domestic Battery/Assault Robbery/Burglary Bail Jumping Forgery Homicide
  53. Monroe
    1. Burns Law Office: You don't need to talk to the police if you don't want to. If you do talk to them, you cannot lie to them or mislead them.
  54. Mount Calvery
  55. Mauston
    1. Curran, Hollenbeck & Orton: OWI / Drunk Driving Drugs Crimes Firearms Offenses Sex Offenses Theft/Burglary/Property Crimes Domestic Violence Assault/Battery/Violent Crimes Juvenile Crimes Probation Trespass Embezzlement (Theft in Business Setting) Traffic Offenses & License Reinstatement
  56. Neenah
    1. Hammett Bellin & Oswald: In Wisconsin, the first drunk driving (OWI/DWI/DUI) offense is civil and involves a fine and driver's license suspension; second and later offenses are criminal and result in jail time. A fifth offense is automatically a felony and often means the accused will go to prison. In most counties, the conviction rate is greater than 90 percent. If you were arrested for drunk driving or operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs, you may feel there is nothing a lawyer can do to improve your position, and it will be easiest to pay your fine and forget the issue. We urge you, before making that decision, to discuss your situation and a possible defense against drunk driving charges with an attorney.
  57. Neillsville
    1. Sherman Law Offices: If you have been charged with an OWI (Operating While Intoxicated) it is a necessity that you are represented by a Black River Falls drunk driving attorney.
  58. New Berlin
    1. Schober, Schober & Mitchell: drug crimes, violent crimes, property crimes, drunk driving and actions affecting both individual and commercial drivers' license
    2. Gatzke & Ruppelt & Bucher: A conviction on DUI/OWI charges will result in fines, driver's license suspension or revocation, and possibly land you in jail. In addition, your insurance company may increase your rates to an unmanageable level. In defending against an impaired driving charge, you have many rights as a criminal defendant, including the right to cross-examine the witnesses against you, even if they are police officers. An experienced attorney can make all the difference in such a difficult case.
  59. New London
    1. Werner, Johnson & Hendrickson: criminal and civil defense in all Courts; divorce and other family law matters; bankruptcy; civil litigation; real estate; estate planning and probate; business formation; personal injury and more
  60. New Richmond
    1. Nelson, Aaron: An arrest for drunk driving in Wisconsin leads to two legal proceedings a criminal proceeding and an administrative proceeding that could result in the suspension of your privilege to drive. Attorney Aaron A. Nelson will represent you effectively in both actions. It is important to act quickly to obtain legal representation after an OWI/DWI arrest. If you took a test and the result was over the legal limit, then you must request an administrative hearing within 10 days. If you refused to take a test, then you must request a hearing within 10 days. Failure to request a hearing may result in your losing your privilege to drive in Wisconsin.
    2. Doar Drill & Skow: An arrest for drunk driving has serious consequences. Without a strong defense strategy, you could lose money, your privilege to drive and your freedom.
  61. Oconomowoc
    1. Schober, Schober & Mitchell: drug crimes, violent crimes, property crimes, drunk driving and actions affecting both individual and commercial drivers' license
    2. Herro, Chapman & Herro: 20% Business 30 years 20% Real Estate 30 years 15% Government 30 years 15% Litigation 30 years 10% Construction / Development 30 years 5% DUI / DWI 30 years 5% Estate Planning 30 years 5% Personal Injury 30 years 5% Unknown
    3. Raskopf, Eric: Officer, please understand I refuse to talk with you until I consult with my attorney. I also refuse to consent to any search of these premises, or any other premises under my control, or in which I have a possessory, proprietary or privacy interest, including my car, my body or effects. I hereby demand to immediately be allowed the reasonable opportunity to obtain the advise of my attorney by telephone. I desire to exercise all my rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States and the State of Wisconsin, to be free from your interference with my person or affairs. If you attempt to question me, I want my lawyer present. I refuse to participate in any line-up or perform any physical acts (except OWI related tests), or to speak or display my person or property at your direction, without first conferring with my lawyer. If I am under arrest, I wish to invoke and exercise my Miranda rights. If you ignore my exercise of these rights and attempt to procure a waiver, I want to confer with my lawyer prior to any conversation with you. If I am to be taken into custody, removed from my present location, or separated from my property, I request a reasonable opportunity to make arrangements to secure my own property. I do not consent to any impoundment or inventory of my property. I do hereby waive any claim of liability for loss, theft or damage against you, your superiors, or any other authority, and agree to hold all harmless therefrom, if I am afforded the reasonable opportunity to arrange for the safekeeping of my own property. If this reasonable opportunity is denied or is unavailable, I demand that only such intrusion occur as is minimally necessary to secure such property, hereby waiving any claim of liability for your failure to scrutinize the property or its contents prior to it being secured. If I am not under arrest I want to leave. If I am free to leave, please tell me immediately so that I may go about my business.
  62. Onalaska
  63. Oshkosh
    1. Fremgen, Mark: 20% Litigation 20% Personal Injury 20% Juvenile 20% Domestic Violence 20% DUI / DWI
    2. David Sparr: Traffic violations such as speeding, DWI / DUI, illegal lane usage, reckless driving, failure to yield, and following too closely can result in license suspensions and higher insurance rates. Depending on the violation and how it is resolved, you may be fined, referred to a special program, or sent to jail.
    3. Basiliere, Thompson, Bissett & Castonia: Operating Under the Influence(OWI) and Criminal Traffic Matters A first-offense Operating Under the Influence, also known as OWI, is not a criminal offense. However, a second or subsequent OWI is regarded as a criminal offense and requires mandatory jail time, as well as a mandatory loss of ones driving privileges. Jail time is determined based upon whether you were involved in an accident, as well as the level of alcohol in your blood (BAC) at the time of your arrest. In Wisconsin, an OWI fifth offense is regarded as a felony, as are some OWI offenses involving minor passengers. You may be able to participate in the Winnebago County Safe Streets Treatment Options Program (a/k/a SSTOP). This diversion program can be explained in greater detail by your attorney. Further traffic matters such as Operating Without A Valid Drivers License, or Operating With a Revoked License are also regarded as criminal offenses.
  64. Park Falls
    1. Slaby, Deda, Marshall, Reinhard & Writz: If you have been charged with OWI / DUI / drunk driving, contact a Wisconsin criminal defense attorney...
  65. Pewaukee
    1. Lakeland Law Firm: Second & Third Offense Operating while intoxicated, OWI, second and third offenses without children in the vehicle and without any injuries are misdemeanor crimes in Wisconsin. Often people feel as though they have no defense because the police have a breath or blood sample. That is not true. Why you were stopped, what was asked of you, how you did on your field sobriety test, and how evidence was handled all matter in determining whether you are guilty or not guilty. Even if you do not have a complete defense to the charges, having an OWI attorney can make a big difference in the amount of time you spend in jail or prison and how much you pay in fines.
  66. Phillips
    1. Slaby, Deda, Marshall, Reinhard & Writz: If you have been charged with OWI / DUI / drunk driving, contact a Wisconsin criminal defense attorney...
  67. Port Washington
    1. Ohiku, Odala: Embezzlement , Homicide , Parole and Probation , Drunk Driving / DUI / DWI , Drug Crimes , Police Misconduct , Theft , Sexual Abuse - Criminal , Serious Auto Crimes , Juvenile Crime , Record Sealing or Expungement , Environmental Violations , Misdemeanors , Gun Possession , Securities Fraud , Child Abuse - Criminal , Assault and Battery - Criminal , White Collar Crime , Criminal Fraud , RICO , Criminal Law , Vandalism , Speeding and Moving Violations , Felonies
  68. Racine
  69. Random Lake
    1. Hawley, Kaufman & Kautzer: There are two types of court cases -- criminal and civil. A criminal case arises when the government seeks to punish an individual for an act that has been classified as a crime by the United States Congress or the Wisconsin Legislature. A civil case, on the other hand involves a dispute over the rights and duties that individuals and organizations legally owe to each other. In a criminal case, a prosecutor who works for the government, not the victim, controls the case. The prosecutor may file criminal charges even if the victim of the crime does not approve, or refuse to file criminal charges despite the victim's desire that criminal charges be filed. Under criminal law there are two types of cases: Misdemeanors, and Felonies. 1. Misdemeanors A misdemeanor is a criminal offense. It is less serious than a felony and more serious than an infraction. Misdemeanors usually involve a fine and other punishments including probation, and jail time. In Wisconsin, there are three types of misdemeanor cases: Class A, Class B, and Class C. Class C misdemeanors are punished less severely than Class A misdemeanors. While less serious than felonies, misdemeanors are still are considered criminal offenses and they will remain on the violator's criminal record. Examples of misdemeanors include marijuana possession, operating while intoxicated (OWI), and basic assaults. 2. Felonies A felony is a very serious criminal offense with severe punishments. Examples include such crimes as fraud, sexual assault, and robbery. In Wisconsin, the punishment for committed felonies can include a term in prison. Rights that can be taken include the right to vote, the right to bear arms, and the right to serve on a jury. Wisconsin has nine separate classes of felonies, ranging from Class A (having the highest level of punishment, life in prison) to Class I (having the lowest level of punishment, a fine and several years in prison). Summary Misdemeanor and felony cases in Wisconsin involve many important stages. Because criminal cases involve constitutional rights and potentially significant penalties, they often require multiple court hearings and take several months to complete. The defendant must attend every court hearing, unless the judge excuses attendance and authorizes the attorney to appear in the defendant's place. Ordinances While not criminal cases, ordinance violations can be serious. Wisconsin's new seatbelt law and violations such as underage drinking and littering are examples. While punishment is less severe, infractions are worth discussing with an attorney.
  70. Rhinelander
    1. Cirilli Law Offices: When a person is charged with a crime, the event precipitating the charge could have been caused by a variety of factors. Sometimes a person is in the wrong place at the wrong time, and at other times a person's own actions bring about some type of criminal culpability. Once a person is charged with a crime, two things are important to remember. First, bad things do happen to good people and just because a person is charged with a crime does not necessarily mean that person has a criminal heart. Secondly, whether the person charged is a first time offender or a person who is familiar with the criminal justice system, there are very few instances in which the person charged could not benefit from a skilled and experienced criminal law attorney. In selecting an attorney, an individual should look for an attorney who has vast experience in the criminal justice system. The attorney should have experience handling not only simple traffic citations, but also serious felony cases. The attorney must have the knowledge to utilize the applicable law to help defend you, and also the experience to utilize that system for the benefit of the client.
  71. Richland Center
    1. Lawrence, Peter: misdemeanors, felonies, traffic, juvenile, DNR or Drunk Driving
  72. River Falls
    1. Mullen Law Group: 1. From the time of you receiving your PAC and OWI tickets, in thirty (30) days your driver's license is administratively suspended after EITHER you submit to a breath test or the results are received by the State Crime Lab from your blood draw showing you have a prohibited (either .08 for 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th OWIs or .02 for 5th and higher) Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) level. 2. Once your license has been administratively suspended, YOU NEED TO GET AN OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE FROM THE DMV to drive legally. This is sometimes a challenge. First of all, if you didn't have a valid driver's license when you got pulled over, you will need to get one to be legally on the road. If you didn't care before, you might want to now. Remember the officer who gave you the OWI the night before now knows you don't have a license and also knows your car. If you didn't care before, you might want to now. The term "bait" comes to mind. You might think there is no way you can get your license back, however we at the firm have done some pretty creative things to get people's licenses back. YOU NEED A LAWYER IF YOU WANT YOUR LICENSE BACK. ASK YOURSELF, HOW MUCH IS YOUR LICENSE WORTH TO YOU? AN OAR (Operating After Revoked) carries a fine of up to $2,500.00 and up to 1 year in jail. After you receive one, you still don't have your valid driver's license. 3. If you are eligible to get your Occupational Driver's License from the DMV, find an SR-22 insurance policy from an independent insurance agent, gather $40.00 and go down to the DMV. Once there apply for your Occupational Driver's License. 4. If your local DMV tells you that your license is not suspended, you happen to know that your license is going to be suspended any day. Make sure to go to your local DMV every day when you are of the opinion that your license is about to be suspended. 5. Next go to court on the day your ticket indicates. Plead Not Guilty and the judge will set up a time where you can talk to the D.A. to try to resolve the case. This is called a Pretrial Conference date and a Return Date. This is the time to come back to court and tell the court you have a resolution or tell the court you don't and you want to take your case to a trial. 6. Remember, you only have 10 days from the Initial Appearance date to pay for a jury. It usually costs under 40 dollars, but you have the right to a jury trial for an OWI 1st but you have to exercise this right because an OWI in Wisconsin is a civil ticket and there is no constitutional right to a jury trial because it is not a criminal charge. Pay the fee. 7. Also if you decided to refuse to take either a blood draw or breath test, the fine and ramifications for a refusal are higher than an OWI and treated like an OWI conviction. YOU HAVE 10 DAYS FROM THE TIME OF THE STOP TO REQUEST A REFUSAL HEARING. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR, IN WRITING, REQUEST A REFUSAL HEARING AT THE CLERK OF COURTS OFFICE. 8. When you go to the Pretrial Conference the boilerplate usual offer is, " Plead guilty to the OWI and I'll drop some, if not all, the other traffic tickets." D.A.s want the OWI conviction and really don't care about a speeding ticket or whatever else might have gone on UNLESS THERE WAS DAMAGE CAUSED TO ANYTHING. 9. OWIs are different than any other criminal matter. The offer you will get is dependent on your Blood Alcohol Content. If you "blew" a .18 or had a blood draw which showed you had a Prohibited Blood Alcohol Content of .18, then your offer is going to be whatever the penalties in the .18 bracket of the judicial guidelines are for your county. The D.A. might eventually make an offer to "drop a bracket" and have you plead guilty to an OWI with the penalties of a .149 or so, but the deal still has you pleading guilty to an OWI. 10. If you are found guilty by a jury of your peers, you will be found guilty of an OWI and sentenced to the judicial guidelines of whatever your BAC is, HENCE YOU DON'T HAVE MUCH TO LOSE BY TRYING YOUR CASE.
    2. Mullen, Schlough & Associates: If you have been arrested for an OWI you are undoubtedly facing some pretty big questions: Will I lose my license? Can I be fired from my job for getting an OWI? Why was I given two tickets, for OWI and PAC? Do I need to hire a lawyer? What if I know Im guilty? Will I have to pay fines? How much? Will I end up having to go to jail? How Will I get to work or handle my day to day business?
  73. Sauk City
    1. LAROWE GERLACH TAGGART: traffic law proceedings, including DUI, DWI and OWI
  74. Sheboygan
  75. Shorewood
    1. Swimmer Law Offices: Economic Development Family Law Business Law Litigation Environmental Law Energy Law Employment and Labor Taxation Gaming Law Real Estate Personal Injury Criminal Law
    2. Kasen Law Office>: Criminal defense Trial defense Felonies and misdemeanors Traffic violations DUI's, DWI's, OWI's
  76. Sparta
    1. Matousek Law Office: Criminal Law, Traffic, Felonies Misdemeanors, DWI, As see on Court T.V., Drug Cases, Sexual Assault, Homicides
  77. Stroughton
    1. Bartelt, Peter: Criminal Defense Attorney OWI (drunk driving) Domestic abuse Drug charges Disorderly conduct Theft charges Assault Armed robbery Violent crimes Professional misconduct (e.g. licensing actions taken by the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing) Misdemeanor and felony charges
  78. Sturgeon Bay
    1. David Sparr: Traffic violations such as speeding, DWI / DUI, illegal lane usage, reckless driving, failure to yield, and following too closely can result in license suspensions and higher insurance rates. Depending on the violation and how it is resolved, you may be fined, referred to a special program, or sent to jail.
    2. Stephen Johnson: The basic rights of a citizen under arrest are stated in the Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Amendments of the "Bill of Rights" of the United States Constitution. "No person . . . shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty or property, without due process of law." (Fifth Amendment). "In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury . . . and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor; and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense." (Sixth Amendment). "Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor shall cruel and unusual punishments be inflicted." (Eighth Amendment). Since the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, the states have also had to guarantee these rights. This amendment provides: "No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of the citizens of the United States . . ."
  79. Superior
    1. Zuber, Stephen: Homicides Felonies Misdemeanors Drug Offenses DWI / Traffic Juvenile Offenses Criminal Sexual Conduct Theft, Assaults, Domestic Abuse Habitual Criminal Cases Parole and Probation Violations Criminal Appeals
    2. Johansen Law Office: Criminal defense
  80. Sun Prairie
    1. Walsh Law Office: Operating While Intoxicated (DUI/PAC/OWI): The Charge of Operating While Intoxicated carries serious penalties in the State of Wisconsin, from jail time to fines and drivers license suspensions. Your case may have defenses and you will want an attorney who not only has handled many similar cases, but also that understands the subtle nuances of OWI Defense.
  81. Unknown
    1. Reitz, Mandelman & Lawent: Mention DUI Defenders and get up to 10% discount. (Some firms may not honor this offer)
  82. Verona
  83. Viroqua
    1. Rising, Joseph: 34% DUI / DWI 33% Speeding / Traffic Ticket 33% Internet
  84. Watertown
    1. Fischer Law Office: Felonies and misdemeanors White collar crimes Homicides Theft Drug charges Drunk driving Traffic violations
  85. Waupun
    1. Snow Law: Criminal defense (including felony, misdemeanor, traffic and drunk driving)
  86. Wausau
  87. Waukesha
  88. Wauwatosa
    1. Galang, Manuel: Criminal Felonies Misdemeanors Drug offenses Domestic abuse Theft / fraud Battery When charged with a crime, you face the possibility of paying excessive fines and court costs. Worse yet, you face the terrible possibility of going to jail. The biggest mistake a person can make is representing themselves or hiring the wrong attorney. A good criminal defense attorney should not only assist you through the criminal process, but also help you understand the process. He should be available to respond to your questions in a timely manner and reassure you that he is doing everything to defend your interests. A good criminal defense attorney knows the rules of evidence, the rules of criminal procedure, local rules, and local customs. He should attempt to negotiate with prosecutors for a dismissal or reduction of the charge against you. A good criminal defense attorney will preserve your constitutional right to a fair trial. If necessary, he will prepare, present, and argue your defenses at a trial and in the worst case minimize your penalty should your case go to sentencing.
  89. West Allis
    1. Marola, Thomas: If you have been charged with Wisconsin OWI or another drunk-driving charge, you need to act quickly to put an experienced criminal defense attorney at your side. Being convicted of breaking OWI (DUI) laws in Wisconsin can result in serious penalties that can mean jail time, heavy fines, and the loss of your right to drive. An OWI conviction for a BAC greater than .1% can remain on your record for life. Penalties for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated range from a forfeiture and license revocation for a first offense, to up to 6 years imprisonment, 3 year license revocation, and possible seizure of vehicles for subsequent offenses. Additionally, more severe penalties apply if injury or death results.
  90. West Bend
  91. Wisconsin Dells
    1. Southworth & Stamman: First Offense OWI Felony OWI Refusals & McNeely Issues OWI Causing Injury
  92. Wisconsin Rapids
    1. Nash Law Group: Criminal Law
    2. Schmidt & Grace: ... proper procedures which should be utilized by law enforcement officers attempting to convict people of operating while under the influence. The laws in Wisconsin and throughout the U.S. do not specifically ban individuals from driving drunk. However, they do speak to the fact that driving under the influence is illegal. The terms that are frequently used are OWI and DUI, referring to operating under the influence of (or operating while impaired by) an intoxicant or other drug. It is important to know that it police officer does not have to actually observe an individual in the act of driving in order to stop them for an OWI or DUI. It is enough that a person has either turned on the ignition or has left the motor running while the vehicle is in the park position. The statutory definition of operation of a vehicle is "the physical manipulation or activation of any of the controls of a motor vehicle necessary to put it in motion." The fact that a vehicle may be immobile due to engine problems or being stuck does not prevent an officer from arresting the driver on suspicion of OWI. A lawyer at our firm can review your situation and determine how best to handle your OWI case. We examine all aspects of the case, including any violations of police procedure or your civil rights.
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