You Don’t Have To Face Your DUI Charges Alone
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), your main concern is probably “what happens next?” A DUI can affect your life in many ways, and you will want to get ahead of the issues as soon as possible. An experienced criminal defense lawyer understands the challenges you face and knows how to fight for your legal rights.
At Walden Neitzke & Kuhary, S.C., our lead DUI attorney has over 30 years of legal experience fighting for the residents of Waukesha and the surrounding community. Our clients are our neighbors, and we care about their futures. We will stand by you every step of the way to make sure you receive fair treatment, and we will fight for either dismissed or reduced charges whenever possible.
The Effects Of A DUI
We know how a DUI charge can change someone’s life. Even for a first offense, you face fines from $800 to $1300 and a revoked license for six to nine months. Additional offenses increase these penalties and include jail time and will eventually lead to felony charges. In some cases, you must install an ignition interlock device on your car, which won’t allow you to start your car until you blow into it.
If you refused to take the breath test, you will automatically lose your license for under Wisconsin’s implied consent law. The law considers driving a privilege, not a right. As a condition of receiving your driver’s license, you agreed to certain conditions, like taking a breath test when an officer requests it. By refusing, you might lose your driving privileges.
What Defenses Are Available?
You do have options. Our experienced team at Walden Neitzke & Kuhary, S.C., knows how to defend these cases and will help you fight your charges. We explore the following defenses:
- Did the officer have reasonable suspicion to stop your car?
- Did the officer follow proper procedure, reading all warnings and conducting any tests correctly?
- Was the breathalyzer calibrated correctly and used by a properly trained professional?
- Was blood drawn by someone certified to do so?
Never assume your case is lost just because your blood alcohol content registered over the legal limit of .08 percent for your first three offense. Afterwards the limit changes to .02. Our attorneys will begin challenging the case against you right away. In addition, you may have as few as 10 days to challenge your license suspension, so call as soon as possible for help.