Can You Fight an OWI Arrest?
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Driving under the influence is a severe offense in every state, and Wisconsin is no exception. An Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) arrest can be a life-altering experience, leading to potential fines, the loss of your driving privileges, and even incarceration in some cases. But can you fight an OWI arrest in Wisconsin? The simple answer is yes, and with the right legal team, your chances of a favorable outcome significantly increase.
In Wisconsin, the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit is 0.08%. Anyone operating a vehicle above this limit can be arrested and charged. However, being arrested doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be convicted. Several factors can influence the arrest process, and each of them presents an avenue for legal defense.
- Questioning the Traffic Stop: Law enforcement needs a valid reason to stop you. If they didn’t have probable cause, any evidence collected during the stop may be rendered inadmissible in court.
- Field Sobriety Test Issues: These tests are subjective and can be influenced by medical conditions, fatigue, or even nervousness.
- BAC Test Accuracy: Attorney Eric Maciolek‘s background in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology provides a unique perspective on challenging the accuracy and procedure of BAC tests. Mishandling, contamination, or equipment malfunctions can all affect the result.
- Rights Violations: If you weren’t read your Miranda rights or if law enforcement violated your rights during the arrest, it could play a significant role in your defense.
When facing an OWI charge in Wisconsin, you need to have experienced representation. Maciolek Law Group boasts a team with a deep understanding of the Wisconsin legal landscape. Our founder, Attorney Eric Maciolek, combines his extensive litigation experience with his academic background in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. This unique blend offers an edge in the courtroom, especially when dealing with forensic science and evidence interpretation.
With more than a decade of experience as a criminal defense attorney, Eric Maciolek has a proven track record in representing clients facing the criminal justice system. Maciolek Law Group’s dedication to its clients has led to countless successful verdicts in many counties throughout Wisconsin. We believe in a client-centered, aggressive approach to litigation, ensuring that every client receives the utmost attention and care.
From our main office in Green Bay, we’ve successfully defended people across Northeast Wisconsin and in The Fox Valley. Whether in Brown, Kewaunee, Door, or any other county, we stand ready to help.
Facing an OWI arrest can be challenging, but it’s important to remember that an arrest does not always lead to a conviction. With legal representation and a strong defense strategy, you can challenge the charges against you.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for OWI in Wisconsin, don’t leave your future to chance. Contact Maciolek Law Group online today or call us at (920) 309-3813. We’re here to provide the skilled legal representation you need during this trying time. Let us help you win your life back.