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Knowledgeable Defense Against OWI And Other Criminal Charges

In Wisconsin, if you are arrested for operating a motor vehicle with blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or above, you will face charges of operating while intoxicated (OWI). A first conviction may result in suspension of your driver’s license for up to nine months, as well as fines, court costs and increased auto insurance costs. If your BAC is over .15, there is a mandatory requirement for the installation of an ignition interlock device. All in all, a conviction can cost you thousands of dollars. Any subsequent drunk driving conviction will result in much stiffer penalties, including a potentially lengthy jail or prison sentence.

An OWI charge in Wisconsin is not something you should face without experienced legal counsel. At the law office of Czajkowski Higgins & Tisdale, S.C., in Prairie du Chien, we are experienced and accomplished in defending clients who face drunk driving charges. We will investigate every possible defense strategy and work to minimize the impact the OWI has on your life.

We also represent clients who face a wide range of misdemeanor charges, including:

  • Traffic violations
  • Battery
  • Domestic violence
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Drug charges
  • Violent crimes
  • Theft and burglary

Experienced Defense Against OWI Charges

There are a number of possible defenses against an OWI allegation. Our experienced OWI attorneys will assist in exploring the possible defenses in your case. We can analyze questions like:

  • Did the police make an illegal stop?
  • Was the chemical test administered correctly?
  • Was there a false reading with the chemical test?
  • Was the equipment working properly?
  • Is there a curve defense?

Ultimately, after reviewing the evidence and answering these questions, we may file a motion to exclude evidence, which could result in your case being dismissed.

It is important that you hire an attorney who is experienced with OWI defense to analyze the circumstances that led to your arrest. It is also imperative that you hire an attorney as soon as possible after your arrest because there are administrative proceedings in Wisconsin that have strict time limits within which a hearing must be requested. If these are not addressed on time, your driver’s license may be suspended even though your case is pending in circuit court.

We will investigate every possible option in your case and work together to minimize the impact the OWI charge has on you.

Do Not Hesitate — Schedule A Consultation As Soon As Possible

For the best results, it is important to enlist our services as soon as possible following your arrest. We will respond promptly and begin to shape your defense. Call 866-380-4670 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. We represent clients throughout Crawford County and all of southwestern Wisconsin.