If you are arrested for OWI in Southeastern Wisconsin, call Cafferty & Scheidegger, S.C., in Racine, Wisconsin, right away. There are often strategies to help you reduce or dismiss the charges you are facing.
Our attorneys are aggressive experienced Racine OWI defense attorney with more than 20 years and hundreds of successful Wisconsin drunk driving defense cases on his record. He has earned a reputation for integrity among prosecutors and judges, working hard to pursue every strategy to help clients keep their driving record clear of an OWI conviction and the harsh driving suspension that comes with it.
The state has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were operating the vehicle while intoxicated and that the police had probable cause to pull you over. As a skilled criminal law attorney in Racine and Kenosha, Patrick Cafferty can examine the police report and the evidence collected against you to determine if proper procedure was followed, and if any errors or problems occurred when the alcohol testing equipment was used.
In Wisconsin, it is illegal for a driver to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Drivers are considered under the influence when their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired. This means that if you are pulled over and the police officer determines you are impaired, you can be arrested and prosecuted regardless of your blood alcohol concentration (BAC). The legal BAC limit in Wisconsin is .08, but it drops down to .02 if you have had several operating while intoxicated (OWI) arrests in the past. It is illegal for drivers under 21 to have any alcohol in their system.
Operating while intoxicated is a serious offense that can result in a suspension or loss of your driver’s license, in addition to fines and possible jail time.
You can also be arrested for drunk driving while operating:
From the minute you are arrested, it is important to have someone on your side who knows the law. Police officers and prosecutors can make mistakes that can reduce or even dismiss the charges against you. Don’t roll over and take a conviction for OWI. Start protecting your rights as soon as possible.
An OWI conviction can have a lingering impact on your life. The penalties for a first offense can include fines, court fees, higher insurance premiums, alcohol evaluations and the loss of your license. An arrest for a second, third, or fourth OWI carries penalties that include mandatory jail time. A fifth OWI arrest is a felony. Time matters in the investigating and preparation of your case. Call us now.
In addition to OWI Charges, our team also handle Racine traffic violations including the following:
From offices in Racine, the criminal defense lawyers from Cafferty & Scheidegger defends the rights of people. We defend people charged with state and federal criminal offenses throughout Kenosha, Walworth, and Racine counties (Southeastern) Wisconsin. Contact the firm to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced Racine DUI defense lawyer right away. You are welcome to call or text us 24 hours a day at 262-632-5000
From our offices in Racine Wisconsin, the criminal defense lawyers at Cafferty & Scheidegger defend the rights of people charged with state and federal criminal offenses throughout Southeastern Wisconsin (Racine, Kenosha, Walworth). If you or a loved one is charged with a crime, contact us today to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced Racine federal criminal defense attorney right away. For urgent matters, you are welcome to call or text us 24 hours a day at (262) 632-5000.
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The attorneys at Cafferty & Scheidegger have excellent knowledge of the state and federal court system throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. They are aggressive trial lawyers that are recognized for integrity and hard work. Our law firm’s strength lies in our exceptional pre-trial investigation and case preparation. We come to the prosecutor’s office prepared with the facts and ready to help you get the best possible outcome for your charges. Our priority is always to keep you out of jail and avoid a conviction on your record, whenever possible.
The dedication of the team at Cafferty & Scheidegger to client service and their record of success has earned them listings as Wisconsin Super Lawyer® from 2008 through 2020. In addition, their reputation for high standards has earned them an AV Distinguished rating by Martindale-Hubbell. Cafferty & Scheidegger is backed by more than 28 years of trial skills and courtroom experience.
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