Driving offenses / DUI / OWI
Pewaukee OWI Criminal Defense Lawyer
Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be a municipal ordinance violation, a misdemeanor, or felony. Police continue to crack down on drunk driving. Penalties such as loss of driving privileges, incarceration, and participation in pre-trial drug and alcohol monitoring and testing through Wisconsin Community Services (WCS) can be expensive, difficult, and result in problems with your employment.
Blood Alcohol concentration (BAC) or Prohibited Alcohol Concentration (PAC) is the amount of alcohol in your blood. Depending on your size, gender, and how much alcohol you have consumed, you may be above the legal limit. The legal limit in Wisconsin is 0.08. If your blood alcohol is above 0.08, you will be charged with drunk driving and having a Prohibited Alcohol Concentration.
We are committed to limiting the potential consequences that our clients face. We will always be honest with you about what you should expect during your case and help you make the best case in front of the Judge or jury.
From your initial arrest and field sobriety, to your breath or blood test (or refusal of the same), we will look at all angles to challenge the police and District Attorney’s case against you. It is extremely important to come see an attorney with over 35 years fighting drunk driving cases.
It is also very important to see us as soon as possible after an arrest, especially if you refused the blood test at the station. There are special consequences related to that refusal, under what is known as the “implied consent” law.
We are skilled at helping you maintain and restore your driving privileges. Remember: you are innocent until proven guilty.
Traffic violations in Wisconsin result in demerit points (or “points”) on your driver’s license. Acquiring 12 demerit points in one year will result in a suspension of your driver’s license (and could affect your job, if it requires maintaining a valid driver’s license). Moreover, accumulation of too many traffic tickets may even result in a revocation of your driving privileges for five years (Habitual Traffic Offender).
Moreover, if you are young and have a probationary license, any second or subsequent traffic citation can double the points. That means, young drivers must be very diligent in defending their licenses and tickets, so as not to lose their licenses.
Before paying your ticket, you should contact an experienced traffic attorney to find out whether your driver’s license may be at risk. No ticket is too minor. The ticket may be worth contesting.
We provide advice at all stages of representation, regardless if you are facing your first offense of drunk driving or your third (or fourth, or fifth, or…) We aggressively handle each case, by filing motions, particularly to avoid WCS or other pretrial alcohol monitoring or an immediate suspension of your license. We are aggressive and prepared in all cases to have a trial, and if necessary filing an appeal. Alternatively, you may be interested only in minimizing your punishment. We are prepared to act regardless of the facts, situation, or evidence. In all cases, we thoroughly investigate the police reports, the audio and video of the operation of your car, the field sobriety tests, the issues at the police station and many other evidentiary issues that often arise in these cases.
We recognize that many of our clients, after receiving repeat OWI/DUI charges, believe that mental health and AODA therapy can be beneficial. We can often assist in helping accomplish the best help for you, in a way that will also minimize criminal penalties. Oakton Avenue Law Offices has a longstanding relationship with a number of treatment providers that can help the individual to make a huge difference in their lives, their relationships, and the outcomes of their cases.
Attorney Daniel P. Fay is known, particularly in the Lake Country Area, as “the” OWI lawyer to go to. He has successfully defended and appealed hundreds, if not thousands, of drunk driving cases. His knowledge is beyond reproach. Before you get to court, you should contact Attorney Dan Fay. He will be there for you every step of the way, saving you time, money, and if possible, jail time.
Regardless if this is your first or your fifth allegation of drunk driving (OWI), you may be required to have an occupational license. If you are interested in filing for an occupational license and need help, please contact Oakton Avenue Law Offices, S.C., at 200 Oakton Avenue, Pewaukee, WI 53072, (262) 691-2726 to schedule an appointment. We can help.
OAR is an acronym for “Operating After Revocation,” and it refers to the operation of a vehicle after a person’s driver’s license has already been revoked for another offense such as drunk driving. OAS is an acronym for “Operating After Suspension” or operating while suspended. If you have been given a ticket for operating after revocation or suspension, you should contact an experienced attorney. Call us today
If you refuse a blood or breath test after being accused of drunk driving, the Secretary of State must revoke your driving privileges. It is possible to seek relief through an administrative hearing by requesting the court hear your claims. The sooner you get a proven criminal defense attorney on your side, the better chance you have of maintaining your license.
If you have been involved in a drunk driving accident where you are accused of killing another driver or passenger, it is imperative to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney. We will do everything possible to combat these serious allegations. We are thorough in our challenges to the police’s case.
After a person is convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the Secretary of State will revoke your driving privileges, but many times you are entitled to have an occupational license.