If you are accused of a drunk driving offense in Wisconsin you may face long-term consequences. Convictions for drunk driving offenses remain on your driving record for life and have additional serious ramifications for an otherwise law-abiding citizen.
The Waukesha County OWI/DUI lawyers at Buting, Williams & Stilling, S.C., in Brookfield and Glendale, Wisconsin, have defended people against charges of operating under the influence for nearly 30 years. If you face a drunk driving charge, contact us to schedule a free confidential initial consultation with an experienced Milwaukee, Wisconsin, drunk driving lawyer.
It is very important that you speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately after being arrested for drunk driving. Wisconsin law provides that an individual arrested for a Prohibited Alcohol Concentration or refusal violation has 10 days to make a request for a hearing or license suspensions/revocations will occur within 30 days. We can assist you in making your hearing requests and will represent you in all hearings in order to challenge the immediate loss of your driver's license.
Drunk driving charges can range from noncriminal forfeiture violations to misdemeanors or felonies. The charges you face will depend on a variety of factors, from your prior record to whether an accident causing even minor injury to another was involved. Our firm has successfully defended hundreds of drunk driving charges such as:
- First or repeat operating a motor vehicle under the influence and operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration
- Homicide by operating a motor vehicle under the influence or prohibited alcohol concentration
- Causing injury or great bodily harm by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle or prohibited alcohol concentration
- Implied consent refusals to submit to testing
- Operating a motor vehicle with a detectable amount of a restricted controlled substance
OWI penalties for these violations include long-term insurance increases, significant fines, revocation of a driver's license, alcohol assessment and mandatory treatment/education. For criminal or repeat offenses penalties may include mandatory jail or prison sentences, installation of ignition interlock devices and vehicle forfeiture.
Given the serious and harsh penalties associated with a drunk driving conviction, you need aggressive and experienced lawyers who have the trial experience, knowledge of the law and familiarity with the science required to successfully defend your case.
At Buting, Williams & Stilling, S.C., our Milwaukee criminal lawyers have been successfully defending individuals like you accused of OWI, DUI and drunk driving offenses for nearly 30 years. Whether your case calls for a jury trial, a challenge to the legality of the stop of your vehicle or your arrest, you can rest assured that we will utilize our dedication and experience to provide you with the most aggressive and creative representation possible.
If you face a drunk driving charge, it is crucial that you contact Buting, Williams & Stilling, S.C. as soon as possible.