Protecting Your License After A Drunk Driving Charge
Acting Quickly When It Counts
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 Attorneys at Law, Bill Ginsberg has defended hundreds of people charged with drunk driving throughout central Wisconsin. Bill will represent you in your hearing with the Wisconsin DOT as well against the criminal OWI charge.
Preventing Harsh 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
- Required 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, attorney Bill Ginsberg 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, he will aggressively seek to dismiss 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.
Protect Your Freedom Today
While every case is different and results are never guaranteed, Bill will vigorously defend your rights and seek the best resolution to your case. For more information, please email the firm or call 608-620-7640 as soon as possible. Take advantage of the free initial consultation to discuss your case.