Madison OWI Lawyer for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated
If you’ve been charged with a OWI in Wisconsin, please call me as soon as possible so that I can immediately begin helping you. Remember – you have a constitutional right not to talk to police when they try to interrogate you. Please exercise this right by telling them that you do not want to talk to them without your lawyer being present.
What You Should Know About My Representation of those Charged with a OWI
We all make mistakes. I understand.
For adults, it’s easy to drive without realizing that we may have had a little too much. If you’re a parent and your son or daughter is being charged with a OWI, I also understand your perspective.
My role is never to judge clients, but instead, to seek for them the best outcome possible given their circumstances.
First, if a client is still in jail, I will want to get bail reduced or waived in order to seek an immediate release. Thereafter, my role is to meet with my client and to learn about the facts of the case. I will also want to secure copies of all evidence that the prosecution may have, and to understand how evidence was obtained (such as whether a vehicle stop was legal).
Determining a OWI Case Strategy
Every OWI case will be different. In some cases, in which the evidence is overwhelming, the best course of action may be to seek a reduced sentence on favorable terms. In other cases, the best course may be to proceed to trial. This determination can only be made after the full set of facts and circumstances are known.
In particular, I will want to determine the nature of the evidence obtained by the prosecution, and to determine whether any evidence may not be admissible. If, for example, a traffic stop is illegal, than all subsequently acquired evidence (including an alcohol breath test), may be inadmissible. When key evidence is inadmissible, the prosecution usually must dismiss all charges.
I Take My Direction from Clients
I will discuss with you the various strategies that may be available for your case. Once you have made a decision about which strategy to pursue, I will use my best efforts to achieve your desired results for you.
If you (or your son or daughter) has been charged with a OWI, Please Call Me
I offer affordable fees, and typically accept OWI cases on a “fixed fee” basis. I also offer a free consultation so that you can learn about how I help clients in criminal defense matters, and so that I may learn about your case.