Criminal Defense Attorneys in Wisconsin
When you are facing criminal traffic laws in Wisconsin, you need an experienced legal team to fight for your rights. Our experienced attorneys have the knowledge and skills to resolve your charges. If you or someone you know has been charged with an OWI (“operating while intoxicated”), you need a serious team of OWI defense attorneys to help mitigate penalties.
Both first-time offenders and repeat offenders face mandatory fines and penalties if convicted, which can place their employment prospects and driving privileges in jeopardy. In addition, there are many other related penalties such as increased insurance rates, that may apply if you are charged with an OWI in Wisconsin.
How Hoglund Law OWI Defense Attorneys Can Help
We are extremely knowledgeable about different offenses under the criminal traffic laws, including OWI alcohol or drug related infractions. We understand that being arrested for speeding or reckless driving can be stressful, but you need to know where you stand before making decisions that can affect your future. You need to know all the potential ramifications and how they apply to you and your driving record.
Our lead attorney Rebecca Adams is a former prosecutor with 25 years of defense attorney experience.
Once retained, our attorneys evaluate the charges levied against you and take your concerns into consideration to arrive at the best strategy for your case. Retaining counsel is beneficial because our attorneys possess the experience and expertise to negotiate with prosecution and potentially reduce the severity of your criminal offense.
Some common issues raised by our attorneys include:
- Whether the officer had probable cause to stop your vehicle.
- Whether the officer properly administered the standard field sobriety tests.
- Whether there was probable cause to arrest you.
We help protect your rights in criminal traffic cases in Wisconsin
As an experienced criminal defense firm, we offer a free initial consultation where we discuss the details of your case and let you know what we can do for you. We are thorough when it comes to researching the law and applying it to your case, giving you an honest assessment of your options. Hiring a lawyer can help you avoid, or limit, jail time, protect your license, and preserve your driving record.
Criminal Traffic Defense Attorneys Serving All of Wisconsin
Our legal team is prepared to help clients facing charges from traffic violations to misdemeanor driving while suspended or revoked, reckless driving, careless driving, no proof of insurance, driving after revocation, and all levels of OWI. Our experienced attorneys can help you when facing traffic charges. Please scroll below to see a list of all counties we service.
Violating the OWI Laws in Wisconsin Result in Harsh Penalties
If you are found guilty of violating them:
- You could lose your license
- Your insurance could increase or be canceled
- You could face jail time
- It can affect your ability to get a job
- It can affect your ability to travel internationally
- You may have to complete a chemical dependency assessment
- You may have to complete mandatory chemical dependency treatment
- You may be required to install and maintain an Ignition Interlock Device on your Motor Vehicle
Driving While impaired in Wisconsin
In Wisconsin, there are three levels of OWI. Civil forfeiture, misdemeanor, and felony. Prior convictions aggravate your current charge.
Test Refusal because of Driving Under the Influence
If you refuse to submit to a chemical test when requested by an officer, you face a higher criminal penalty as well as a possible driver’s license revocation The penalties are highly complex and have many variables, which is why it’s critical to hire an experienced OWI attorney in Wisconsin.
Operating a vehicle while intoxicated in Wisconsin (OWI)
It is a common misconception that a person must be “drunk” to be arrested for an OWI. However, many people are arrested for OWI after consuming only a few drinks. Additionally, driving under the influence of a controlled substance, such as marijuana, constitutes “impaired driving” and may lead to an arrest. If you have been arrested for drunk driving or impaired driving, you need a knowledgeable attorney to guide you through your case and provide the proper defense.
The legal limit for operating a motor vehicle in the state of Wisconsin is under a .08 percent blood-alcohol concentration (BAC). Underage drinking and driving include any driver younger than 21 years old who has any amount of alcohol within their system (absolute sobriety) while operating a motor vehicle.
Traffic Violation Defense Attorneys
Speeding offenses range from a civil forfeiture to a misdemeanor, and they are punishable by higher fines and possible jail time. Speeding tickets can affect your insurance rates. This could lead up to substantial increases in insurance rates or even cancellation, on top of any court costs, depending upon the amount you were traveling over the speed limit.
If you have been charged with any of these offenses, we can help. We also offer a free initial consultation for these offenses.
We handle more than just OWI; we represent clients who have many types of traffic violations including:
- Moving Violations, Including Speed
- School Bus Stop Arm Violations
- Driving After Cancellation
- Driving After Suspension
- Driving After Revocation
- Driving Without Insurance
- Offenders From Out of State
If you were pulled over for a traffic violation, don’t blow this off. Traffic violations can become a problem for you in your home state even if the incident occurred in another state. Depending on the state in which you live, this could lead to serious repercussions, such as license suspension or revocation in your home state.
Wisconsin Criminal Traffic Lawyers
When selecting a lawyer to help with your criminal traffic ticket case, make sure you look for experience and results! Our Wisconsin criminal defense attorneys have helped people with their speeding tickets, OWI, driving while suspended/revoked and more.
Counties we service:
- Barron County
- Bayfield County
- Buffalo County
- Burnett County
- Chippewa County
- Clark County
- Columbia County
- Dane County
- Dodge County
- Douglas County
- Dunn County
- Eau Claire County
- Fond du Lac County
- Green County
- Jackson County
- Jefferson County
- Kenosha County
- La Crosse County
- Marathon County
- Milwaukee County
- Ozaukee County
- Pepin County
- Pierce County
- Polk County
- Portage County
- Racine County
- Rock County
- Rusk County
- Sawyer County
- Sheboygan County
- St. Croix County
- Trempealeau County
- Walworth County
- Washburn County
- Washington County
- Waukesha County
- Wood County