Defending Your Rights When You Face OWI/DUI Charges
If you have been accused of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, you may not know the next steps to take. Should you plead guilty or innocent? How can you build your defense? What consequences do you face if you are found guilty? If you face drunk driving charges in Neenah, Appleton or elsewhere in Wisconsin, working with an experienced attorney can be key to choosing the correct course of action and to defend yourself.
At Hammett, Bellin & Oswald, LLC, we understand that charges of operating while intoxicated (OWI) are often the first criminal charges that our clients face. We work to create the best possible results for them, offering creative solutions and experienced legal strategy for clients in Appleton and Neenah, as well as Door County. These charges can have a long-term impact on your life, your work and your freedom, but we are here to help defend you.
The Consequences Of A Drunk Driving Conviction
Wisconsin has the highest rate of driving under the influence (DUI) in the United States according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, and these charges are taken very seriously. The consequences of being convicted of drunk driving in this state can include:
- Fines and fees, which can total up to $100,000 depending on the specific charges
- Suspension or revocation of your license
- Confinement in jail or prison
- Required sobriety programs or use of an ignition interlock device (IID)
The attorneys at Hammett, Bellin & Oswald, LLC, have nearly eight decades of combined experience, and we understand the long-term impact that these charges can have on your life. The loss of your license can limit your freedom and your ability to maintain your career and your social life. Fines and fees can be a burden. You may be treated differently after confinement.
We are dedicated to guiding our clients through the legal process and limiting the impact that these charges have on their life moving forward. We can work with you to create a defense strategy that protects your rights. You have the right to experienced and skilled representation. We would be proud to represent you.
Defend Yourself. Work With An Experienced Attorney.
If you have been accused of driving while intoxicated, working with an attorney could help you fight back against those charges and avoid penalties like fines, jail time and loss of your license. The attorneys at Hammett, Bellin & Oswald, LLC, can act as your advocates and defend your rights. Contact our firm online or call 920-202-8872 today to schedule your free initial consultation with our experienced criminal defense lawyers.