DUI Lawyer In Milwaukee, WI
Defending Against Drunk Driving Charges in Milwaukee County
In Wisconsin, operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs and/or
alcohol (OWI) is a serious offense. Whether you were coming from Milwaukee's
Summerfest or a Brewers game, the penalty is all the same.
Depending on your circumstances, if you're convicted, you could be sentenced
to jail, prison, and/or fined. Additionally, an offense could trigger
a driver's license suspension, which means you would not be able to drive
your car, making it challenging to take care of necessary tasks. An OWI
charge in Milwaukee does not mean you're guilty, and it may be possible
to fight the accusations to maintain your freedoms and driving privileges.
Mounting an effective defense against driving under the influence charge
requires the help of a seasoned Milwaukee DUI lawyer who understands the
criminal justice system.
Ahmad & Associates, our Milwaukee DUI attorneys have taken on various drunk driving matters,
and we have the skills and knowledge needed to competently handle your
case. When you choose us, you'll get personalized representation while
also benefitting from our team approach. Our attorneys work together to
uncover the holes in the prosecution's case and deliver the compassionate
and aggressive defense you need to fight your charge. We believe in the
presumption of innocence, and we will work hard toward a favorable outcome
on your behalf.
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What Is an OWI?
In Wisconsin, a person can be charged with operating a vehicle while under
the influence if they have drugs and/or alcohol in their system when they
get behind the wheel. This offense is also referred to as driving under
the influence (DUI) or drunk driving. Regardless of what you call it,
the penalties are harsh and could have a significant impact on your life.
The law provides that you are committing an OWI offense when you drive
or operate a vehicle while impaired. You could be charged whether you
are actually in physical control of the car while it's moving or you manipulate
one of the controls necessary to make the vehicle drive.
Impaired driving means:
- The amount of alcohol in your system was at or above the legal limit (.08
for people 21 years of age or older, .04 for drivers of commercial vehicles);
- The number of drugs and/or alcohol compromised your ability to safely drive a car; or
- The number of drugs in your system was detectable
People under 21 years of age cannot have any amount of alcohol in their
system while they're driving. If they do, they could be charged with an offense.
What Are the OWI/DUI Penalties in Wisconsin if Convicted?
If you're charged with an OWI, the penalties you could face depend on your
- A fine between $150 and $300
- If a minor under 16 years of age was in the vehicle at the time of the
offense, the fine increases to between $350 and $1,100
- Driver's license suspension for up to 9 months
Second OWI within 10 years of the first:
- A fine between $350 and $1,100
- A jail term between 5 days and 6 months
- Driver's license suspension for up to 18 months
- A fine between $600 and $2,000
- A jail term between 45 days and 1 year
- Driver's license suspension for up to 3 years
For each subsequent offense, the penalties continue to increase.
How Can A DUI Lawyer In Milwaukee Help You?
If you have gotten charged with a DUI, you will need professional legal
help to ensure that your rights and your future are protected. Your lawyer
will provide you with important legal counseling to help get you through
this challenging time, and will fiercely represent your court and negotiate
on your behalf.
Ways that a DUI lawyer can help you include:
Your lawyer will
examine your case and check the evidence being used against you is legitimate.
Your lawyer will
gather evidence to defend your case, which will add to a creating strong legal strategy.
Your lawyer will be there to
answer your questions and provide you with
Your lawyer can serve as an
emotional support system for you.
Your lawyer will
represent you in court and
strongly negotiate on your behalf.
Although we have
helped many people who have faced DUI charges, we know the importance of giving each case the individual attention that
it requires. Contact our DUI attorneys in Milwaukee today for a
free initial consultation.
Fight Your DUI Charge with Help from Ahmad & Associates
Our Milwaukee DUI lawyers understand the seriousness of a charge, which
is why we will provide a dedicated defense for your case. We will stand
up for you from beginning to end, with a focus on protecting your rights.
Discuss your case with our team by calling us at
submitting an online contact form.