In Wisconsin, DUI (Driving Under the Influence), or OWI (Operating While Intoxicated), can involve alcohol or drugs. It is certainly not a pleasant experience to be convicted for DUI or OWI as it can involve penalties, hefty fines and jail time, depending on your history of past offenses. For those who drive for a living, this can be devastating as it can mean the end of your career and the loss of your license.
Based on your particular case, you may only have ten days from the time you are arrested to object to the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. It’s critical to contact Eisenberg Law, DUI Attorneys in Madison WI, for a free consultation regarding your case and possibly represent you if you have been charged with drunk driving or any other type of OWI or DUI charge.
The police and courts use the following criteria to decide what constitutes OWI or DUI
Recently, the BAC was reduced to .08, so do not drive even if you have had just a little to drink. It’s .02 (about 1 beer) if you have three prior OWI offenses. If you are stopped for OWI in Wisconsin, a blood or breath test is mandatory if the police request it. Refusing to comply can lead to higher penalties, spending time in jail and suspension of your driver’s license.
In Wisconsin, you must be at least 21 years old to buy or consume alcohol in a public place. A 21-year old citizen who has had no prior OWI convictions or refusals on record may not drive a motorized vehicle under the influence of any intoxicant, controlled substance or drugs with a BAC of 0.08 or higher. If there are prior convictions, the limit is lower. Someone with three convictions cannot drive a motor vehicle with a BAC of 0.02 or higher. Anyone under 21 years of age is prohibited from drinking any alcohol and driving a motor vehicle. Wisconsin’s Zero Tolerance Laws for Drinking and Driving state that anyone under 21 years of age cannot operate a motor vehicle if there is a trace of alcohol or an illegal drug in their bloodstream.
At Eisenberg Law Offices, S.C. you can trust our Madison WI DUI Attorneys for their expertise and knowledge of complex DUI laws. With our track record for success, we aggressively represent our clients facing a OWI drunk driving charge or OWI conviction and get you the settlement you deserve. If you have been charged with DUI or OWI, contact our drunk driving attorneys immediately to review your case.
Based on the level of your OWI offense, you could be faced with losing your driver’s license, court fines, imprisonment, alcohol counseling and be required to install an ignition interlock device. Here is what you can expect when you are charged with OWI:
Whether this is your first offense or not, the Madison DUI attorneys at Eisenberg law Offices, S.C. Madison, WI will ensure that you get the best chance of getting your DUI or Traffic Ticket dismissed.
In drunk driving cases our first step is to ensure that your driver’s license suspension is put on hold to enable you to drive to work, school and keep up your other commitments.Our team of OWI and DUI Attorneys will thoroughly investigate police reports, witness statements and other documents so that your case receives the care and attention it deserves.
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