Dane County Drunk Driving Attorneys

Dedicated To Protecting Your Driver's License

If you have been arrested for drunk driving in Wisconsin, call a lawyer right away. Few people are aware that their driver's license can be administratively suspended by the Department of Transportation (DOT) before they are even charged with OWI (operating while intoxicated). Furthermore, you have only 10 days to request a hearing to challenge this automatic license suspension.

At the Madison law firm of Mandell & Ginsberg, we have defended hundreds of people charged with drunk driving throughout central Wisconsin. Our lawyers will represent you in your hearing with the Wisconsin DOT as well against the criminal OWI charge.

Wisconsin Drunk Driving Penalties

In Wisconsin, drunk driving is known as OWI (operating while intoxicated). However, many people still refer to the charge as DWI (driving while intoxicated) or DUI (driving under the influence). By any set of initials, it is a very serious charge. Those charged with OWI can face:

  • Driver's license suspension
  • Heavy fines
  • Possible jail time
  • Higher insurance premiums
  • IID (Ignition Interlock Device)

Given the hardship of not having a driver's license, some people choose to drive illegally. If you are caught, you will face even more serious penalties for traffic violations such as operating while suspended (OWS) or operating after revocation (OAR).

Defenses In OWI/DUI Cases

Upon taking your OWI/DUI case, our experienced Dane County drunk driving lawyers will review the evidence against you, including the police reports, the squad car video and the results of any field sobriety and breathalyzer tests to determine whether your rights were protected and if police had probable cause to stop you.

If you have a case that can be won, we will aggressively seek dismissal of the charges, including defending your rights in a jury trial. If the best result can be obtained through plea bargaining, we will be proactive in negotiating with prosecutors.

Contact Our Experienced Madison DUI Attorneys

While every case is different and results are never guaranteed, we will vigorously defend your rights and seek the best resolution to your case. For more information, please contact us at 608-620-7640 as soon as possible. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.