Wisconsin DUI & OWI Defense Attorneys Serving Green Bay, Appleton and Oconto, WI
Drunk driving is a serious offense that can lead to vehicle damage, injury, and even death. For this reason, the state of Wisconsin aggressively pursues people that have been accused of drunk driving. State drunk driving laws are quite strict, and law officials utilize these intense guidelines to seek harsh penalties for those accused of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. For minors accused of drinking and operating a vehicle, those guidelines are further amplified.
In 2019, the courts found 20,956 out of every 22,683 OWI cases filed guilty of their charges. With a conviction rate of 92%, you simply cannot effectively defend yourself in an OWI case without an experienced OWI lawyer.
If you are convicted of driving under the influence or operating while intoxicated, you face serious consequences that can impact every area of your life. For the best results in court, you need an experienced Green Bay OWI attorney who can help you fight in court and avoid the harsh penalties a conviction carries.
We Will Defend Your Rights In The State of Wisconsin
If your Constitutional rights were violated, the evidence in your DUI/DWI case can be suppressed and thrown out of court. If there is no evidence, you cannot be convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI). This is why if you are charged with an DUI in Wisconsin, in addition to conducting yourself correctly in front of arresting officer, you should seek legal representation as soon as possible.
Maciolek Law Group is dedicated to ensuring our clients’ rights are protected as they face a DUI charge. We are not afraid to challenge the arresting officer’s reports, their training, and police procedures and provide actionable legal advice to our clients throughout the process. Our experienced DUI lawyers do everything in their power to hold the police accountable for their mistakes and law violations.
You Are Innocent Until Proven Guilty under Federal & Wisconsin State Law
The state needs to prove two things to convict someone of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated:
- You drove or operated a motor vehicle, and
- You were legally impaired and could not safely operate the vehicle. Typically, this means that you had a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) in your blood or breath of 0.08% or more or there was evidence of intoxication by other means (i.e., marijuana or other drugs).
You are innocent until proven guilty. If either of the above elements cannot be proven, you cannot be found guilty of operating a vehicle while impaired.
Seizing Defense Opportunities at Administrative Hearings
OWI cases trigger rights in administrative hearings. A Maciolek Law Group attorney can use these hearings to gain major advantages in your OWI case, especially for first time offenders. As experienced and trained defense lawyers in the field, we can craft defenses at this stage to stop administrative suspensions or revocations of your license.
Avoid Strict Wisconsin OWI Penalties
Convictions for first OWI offenses are civil, not criminal, but the penalties still include large fines and a loss of driving privileges for six to nine months. Second or third offenses are criminal misdemeanors that carry mandatory jail time upon conviction. Fourth and higher offenses are felonies that can result in a lengthy prison sentence. If there are aggravating factors in a case—such as the presence of a child in the vehicle, an injury, or death—the penalties can be enhanced.