Wisconsin DUI & OWI Defense Attorneys Serving Green Bay, Appleton and Oconto

The state aggressively pursues people accused of drunk driving. Wisconsin’s drunk driving laws are strict, and the State seeks harsh penalties for offenders.

In 2019, the courts found 20,956 drivers guilty of OWI, out of 22,683 cases filed, with a conviction rate of 92%. You simply cannot effectively defend 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.

Let Us Fight Your OWI Case

Maciolek Law Group is dedicated to ensuring our clients’ rights are protected. We challenge the arresting officer’s reports, their training, and police procedures. We hold the police accountable for their mistakes and law violations to defend our clients accused of OWI.

The state needs to prove three things to convict someone of Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated:

  1. You drove or operated a motor vehicle;
  2. On a highway; and
  3. At the time of the driving, you were impaired to the point where you could not safely operate the vehicle; or that you had a blood alcohol concentration in your blood or breath of 0.08% or more.

If any one of these elements cannot be proved, then you cannot be found guilty.

Let us find the mistakes the police made. If an officer violates his internal police procedures, fails to follow his own training, or is unable to apply his training to an OWI stop, you have a defense to your OWI even if are otherwise guilty. If your Constitutional rights were violated, the evidence in your case can be suppressed and thrown out of court. If there is no evidence, there cannot be a conviction.

OWI cases also trigger rights in administrative hearings. A Maciolek Law Group attorney can use these hearings to gain major advantages in your OWI case. We can stop administrative suspensions or revocations of your license, and find defenses to present to the judge.

Avoid the Harsh Penalties

Convictions for First offenses are civil, not criminal, but the penalties 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 and 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.

Your license can be negatively affected if you are convicted of an OWI. If you are convicted of an OWI and fail to properly obtain an occupational license, or fail to properly reinstate your license, your license will remain revoked indefinitely. We can help you get your license back and avoid additional criminal charges like Operating after Revocation which can lead to substantial fines and even up to a year in jail.

The Best Wisconsin OWI Attorneys

You don’t want to face drunk driving charges in Wisconsin without an experienced OWI attorney. If you’ve been charged with a OWI, contact us today for a free consultation and let us help you fight these charges. We represent clients across the state including Appleton, Green Bay and Oconto, WI.