Each year, thousands of Wisconsin residents, are convicted of drunk driving offenses that result in harsh penalties from fines to jail time. In 2012, there were over 4,900 alcohol-related accidents in Wisconsin. While drunk drivers must be held accountable for their actions, especially when innocent lives are at stake, some drivers feel as if they are wrongly convicted. It is illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol in Wisconsin, however, the penalties are typically based on blood alcohol content (BAC) and driver’s prior convictions.
If you are convicted of a drunk driving offense, a Kenosha OWI defense attorney may be able to reduce your penalty or amend the conviction to a different charge altogether. When you are facing any serious offense, you need an experienced attorney to help you examine your case and offer strategies to help you reduce or dismiss the charges you are facing. Patrick Cafferty, an experienced and aggressive Kenosha OWI defense lawyer, will look at your case and determine if any mistakes took place during your drunk driving offense, such as a misreading of your BAC. Attorney Cafferty is hardworking and is respected by fellow prosecutors and judges and for more than 20 years, he has successfully defended hundreds of Wisconsin drunk driving cases.
OWI (Operating While Intoxicated) is often known as DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) in other states, but generally mean the same thing; a driver was driving while under the influence of alcohol. In Wisconsin, the penalties for OWI are dependent on factors such as your BAC and driving record. Consulting with or hiring an experienced and aggressive attorney may also determine the type of penalty you face.
For more information regarding multiple OWI offenses, contact an experienced OWI attorney who will answer your questions and aggressively defend your case. If you have been arrested for OWI in Southeastern Wisconsin or Northern Illinois, call Cafferty Law Office, S.C., in Racine, Wisconsin, right away.