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Kenosha OWI Attorney

Drunk Driving Lawyer Serving Wisconsin

No one really expects to get arrested for drunk driving. It can come as quite a shock, and it can significantly disrupt your life. For many, an arrest for operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) is their first interaction with the criminal justice system. Dealing with the aftermath of an OWI arrest can be overwhelming. There is a lot of uncertainty as to what may happen. You may be worried about everything from the loss of your driving privileges to whether you could serve any jail time. Fortunately, an arrest and a conviction are not the same thing. There are steps an OWI defense attorney can take to protect your best interests and guard your civil rights. Although it may feel as if you are already guilty, this is not the case.

Brady Cole Trial Lawyers is experienced in helping people who have been accused of OWI and related offenses. Our attorneys understand how easy it is to find yourself in this position. Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for you. We are well-versed in a number of successful strategies often used in OWI cases. It is best to contact us as soon as possible after your arrest so that we can begin building your best defense immediately.

Kenosha OWI Lawyer

Kenosha County Lawyer for Misdemeanor and Felony OWI Charges

In most cases, a simple OWI will be charged as a misdemeanor. A misdemeanor carries less potential jail time, but it can still leave you in serious legal jeopardy. It is far more serious than most traffic violations. Felony OWIs are quite a bit more serious. You may be charged with a felony OWI if there are aggravating circumstances such as:

  • Repeat offenses - If you have three or more prior OWI convictions within the past 15 years, a fourth or subsequent OWI is automatically charged as a felony.
  • Child passenger - A third OWI becomes a felony if you had a minor in your vehicle at the time of your arrest.
  • Injury to others - If you caused an accident that left another person injured or dead, you are in a very serious legal situation. These types of cases can result in long prison sentences. Injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle can carry a sentence of over 12 years, while homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle can carry far more.

Brady Cole Trial Lawyers is well-prepared to defend those accused of any type of OWI. We fight for the best outcome possible.

How a Kenosha OWI Attorney Can Defend You

The police can be quite good at making you feel as if they have irrefutable proof and a conviction is guaranteed, but this is rarely the case. Common strategies we use to defend those accused of OWI in Wisconsin include:

  • Exclude flawed chemical testing - It is very common for police officers to make critical errors while carrying out chemical testing, such as breathalyzer or blood tests.
  • Question the stop itself - If the officer's decision to pull you over was not based on a reasonable suspicion of a crime, any evidence gathered afterward can be thrown out based on constitutional grounds.
  • Invalidate field sobriety testing - Field sobriety tests are not perfect. Any number of environmental, procedural, or medical factors can affect the results.
  • Plea bargain - Plea bargaining remains one of our most valuable strategies. In many cases, your charges can be reduced, and jail time can be avoided in favor of probation.

We leave no stone unturned in our search for a powerful defense we can employ in your favor. Our attorneys meticulously investigate each arrest with the goal of identifying any possible defense.

Contact a Kenosha OWI Attorney

If you have been charged with an OWI, Brady Cole Trial Lawyers can provide you with high-quality, skilled legal representation. We will represent you aggressively and with the goal of minimizing or eliminating any impact this case will have on your life. To arrange a complimentary consultation with an attorney, please contact us at 847-752-9639.

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