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Challenging An OWI And Winning

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OWIs (Operating While Impaired) and the accidents caused by impaired drivers are a very serious issue in Wisconsin.   In recent years, state legislators, police and safety officials have been making a concentrated effort to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the road for the benefit of everyone.   However, in many situations, an individual may find themselves falsely accused, incorrectly processed or detained in such a manner that violates their rights.  In these situations, with the help of a good defense attorney, you can successfully challenge an OWI charge and win. 

If you have been arrested for an OWI, the case will move quickly and the circumstances of the arrest are unique to each case. Your best chances of success in any court case is to know the best strategies as early as possible and the same holds true with an OWI arrest. 

An OWI conviction on your record can surface in any number of background checks impacting not only insurance rates but employment opportunities as well.   If you have been arrested and charged for even a first OWI offense, you need to understand not only the typical court penalties and fines, but the long-term impact on your personal life and career before entering a guilty plea.

Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty. Here are some common defense strategies and areas that can help defeat an OWI charge.

Illegal Traffic Stop.   An officer must have a “reasonable and articulate basis