The Value of Skilled Cross Examination in OWI/DUI Defense
As the old saying goes, “The truth shall set you free.” When it comes to OWI/DUI defense, that truth is often uncovered through cross-examination tactics. Effective cross-examination can mean the difference between a guilty verdict and a dismissed case. In OWI cases that go to trial, cross-examination is critical. Through cross-examination, your attorney may be […]
What should I do if I’m charged with OWI in Wisconsin?
After a drunk driving stop, you should understand this right away: you need an experienced OWI defense attorney on your side as soon as possible, so contact a capable attorney immediately. That attorney should be someone with a long record of success in Wisconsin OWI cases. Not only do you need to start building a […]
Don’t Let Your Lips Sink Your Defense
Do you remember watching shows growing up where the protagonists encountered the dangerous threat of quicksand? Inevitably, someone would start panicking and moving quickly to stay on the surface, only to sink further into the quicksand until someone rescued them. “Where are you going with this? I don’t think we even have quicksand in Wisconsin…” […]
When can police conduct a drunk driving stop in Wisconsin?
A police officer must have a valid reason to initiate a traffic stop. In other words, a police officer cannot stop your vehicle without a reasonable and specific reason for doing so. The standard for stopping a vehicle is generally known as “reasonable articulable suspicion.” This means a reasonable person would have concluded that a […]
Pulled Over: Now What?
In a perfect world, no one would ever need to know how to conduct themselves when they gain the attention of law enforcement. However, in the real world, it is crucial to understand your rights and obligations during a traffic stop. If you remember nothing else, remember the following three tips about what to do […]
3 common questions after an OWI arrest in Wisconsin
One of the most important things to understand if you have been charged with OWI in Wisconsin is this: no OWI conviction is automatic. You have a right to fight the charge, and you have an opportunity in the brief window after your arrest to protect your driver’s license. The main thing you need to […]
3 non-lawyer related tips after an OWI stop in Wisconsin
Being convicted of OWI in Wisconsin can have heavy consequences, including possible jail time, steep fines and the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. You can take steps to defend against those outcomes. In addition to hiring an experienced OWI defense attorney as soon as possible, here are three basic things that people can […]
Can I refuse the blood or breath test if arrested for drunk driving in Wisconsin?
Getting pulled over for an OWI is a serious matter that can come with major consequences. If you are looking to avoid the sentencing that can come with an OWI conviction, you will need an effective legal defense. It is also important to understand the law regarding breath and blood tests. You have a right to […]
Will my driver’s license be suspended automatically if I’m arrested for OWI?
If you have been arrested for OWI in Wisconsin, there are some things you should know immediately about the threat to your driving privileges. In most cases, you have 10 days to challenge either the revocation or administrative suspension of your driver’s license. That gives you just a short time to take action, and it […]