A DUI/DWI charge can have very serious consequences. If convicted, you will lose your driver’s license (among many other penalties), making it difficult to go about your everyday life. If this is a first offense DUI and your blood alcohol level is .15 or higher, you will face a requirement that you install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle upon conviction. Multiple arrests can lead to significant jail time and large fines. If you have been arrested for DUI, you need an aggressive attorney who will fight to protect your rights and keep you out of jail.
Even if you do not have strong legal challenges to the offense, it is important to understand the options at sentencing, if it comes to that. Our attorneys understand the sentencing guidelines and can thoroughly explain how these will affect your case. Also, in unique situations (such as out-of-county or out-of-state clients), we have been able to persuade judges to authorize electronic monitoring for some, or all, of the sentence.
Contact the Waukesha, Wisconsin, drunk driving defense lawyers at Kuchler & Cotton, S.C. today.
At Kuchler & Cotton, S.C., we have considerable experience with Wisconsin DWI defense. We know what procedures police are supposed to follow during DUI stops and we will thoroughly investigate your case to determine whether the police followed protocol.
Did the officer(s) have a reason to stop your vehicle? If they performed a field sobriety test, did they do it correctly? Were your Breathalyzer results accurate? Every piece of information is vital in your drinking and driving defense. We will aggressively pursue every avenue available to you to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
The Time to Act Is NOW
Get a lawyer quickly. The punishment for driving drunk can be severe. You may escape jail for a first offense, but a second offense or a third offense will result in mandatory jail time. If you are charged five times, you face felony drunk driving charges. Also, if you have a fourth offense within five years of your last offense, you will face felony charges as well. Because evidence disappears over time, the best way to fight your charges is to act quickly. Squad video, 911 tapes and other evidence is routinely destroyed after 30 days. It is critical that a lawyer be involved at the outset so that this evidence is preserved. The sooner our Milwaukee DWI attorneys can start on your case, the better.
If your DWI charge is due to a 911 call, contacting us quickly will give us time to obtain the tape of the 911 call so we can establish how the report came through and whether the tipster was an anonymous caller.
Contact Our Milwaukee DWI Lawyers
Our Waukesha, Wisconsin, drunk driving defense attorneys can also help if you were charged with a DUI while boating, or if you’ve been charged with driving under the influence of controlled substances such as marijuana or cocaine.
Contact us today for your free consultation. Whether this is a first-time offense or whether you face felony drunk driving charges, our Wisconsin DWI lawyers can help you fight your drinking and driving arrest.