What is an OWI

Kenosha OWI Defense Attorney

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.

What is an OWI?

OWI (Operating While Intoxicated) is often known as DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) or DUI (Driving Under the Influence) 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.

We Will Answer Your OWI Questions

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 & Scheidegger, S.C., in Racine, Wisconsin, right away.

Why Choose Cafferty


Free Consultation

From our offices in Racine and Kenosha 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.


We Defend You

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.

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Proven Experience

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 2022. 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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