OWI Lawyers in Wisconsin
In Need of an OWI Lawyer in Baraboo WI?
It all happened so fast. The traffic stop. The questions. The handcuffs. Now what?
If you’ve been arrested by an officer of the law and accused of drinking and driving or operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, you need to act fact. Due to the focus of local prosecutors and the criminal and collateral consequences of a conviction, it is crucial to find an experienced criminal defense lawyer to protect your interests after an arrest for operating while intoxicated (OWI).
OWI Attorneys Protecting Your Rights and Reputation After an Arrest
At Martinez & Ruby, LLP, we have what it takes to protect you from fines, jail time and the loss of your driver’s license after an OWI arrest. We are no strangers to the criminal courts and administrative process involved after someone has been arrested for impaired driving in Wisconsin. Our OWI attorneys have the knowledge and resources necessary to challenge the evidence against you and limit your exposure to criminal penalties as well as collateral consequences such as having a criminal record and having to pay higher auto insurance rates.
What is considered an Operating While Under The Influence (OWI) in Wisconsin?
Per the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Wisconsin state law defines a charge of OWI, DUI, drunken driving, intoxicated or impaired driving as the following:
- “The driver is under the influence of an intoxicant, controlled substance or any other drug so that their ability to safely operate a vehicle is impaired even if the vehicle is not in motion at the time of the traffic stop; or
- The driver has blood/breath alcohol concentration (BAC) in excess of what the law allows. The Prohibited Alcohol Concentration (PAC) for first offenders is 0.08* or greater (0.04* for those operating a commercial vehicle at the time of the stop);
- The driver has a detectable amount of a restricted controlled substance in their blood
- Drivers with three or more prior OWI convictions cannot operate a motor vehicle if their BAC is greater than 0.02.”
It’s crucial to keep in mind that the BAC limits posted generally only apply to those who are above the legal age of drinking (21). If you are not legally of age to drink, any amount of alcohol in your system is considered illegal and an officer can arrest you for a OWI or drunk driving offense.
Should I Contact a DUI/ OWI Lawyer?
Were you pulled over by a local police officer or a state trooper?
Did you submit to a field sobriety test?
Did you submit to a breath test?
Did you refuse to submit to tests?
Were you involved in an accident?
No matter how you answered those questions, the best thing you can do for yourself right now is seek the advice and representation of an experienced OWI attorney in Wisconsin. Your future, your driver’s license and your good name all depend on it.
In the state of Wisconsin, even your first offense of operating a motor vehicle while inebriated or intoxicated can result in a loss of your license. Further offense can threaten your life and livelihood even more, as a 2nd or 3rd OWI arrest can lead to up to six (6) years in prison and a permanent revocation of your driver’s license.
Put Our Strong Team of Baraboo WI OWI Attorneys on Your Side
If you have been arrested for OWI in Wisconsin, call 608-975-3913 now for a free case evaluation. We provide uncompromising defense representation in Baraboo and beyond.