In Wisconsin there are very serious consequences for a drunk driving conviction. The lawyers at DAVEY & GOLDMAN have been representing clients charged with drunk driving offenses for decades and have been interviewed on radio programs educating the public on Wisconsin’s new drunk driving laws. We have a proven track record of obtaining favorable results for our clients in trials, in motion hearings, and in appellate briefings – experience with all stages of representation for our clients charged with drunk driving offenses.
At DAVEY & GOLDMAN we offer free initial consultations on all drunk driving cases. We will sit down with you and discuss the specific facts of your case and tell you what we think a likely outcome will be for you, what possible defenses you may have, what we would charge you to represent you in your case.
Helpful Information for You
While the first offense may be a civil offense, if you are convicted you will lose your driver’s license, you will be fined, and you may have to install an ignition interlock device in your car.
If you have a commercial motor vehicle license you will lose it for one year upon conviction for a drunk driving.
2nd or Subsequent Offenses
On a second or subsequent offense if you are convicted you will go to jail or prison, you will lose your driver’s license, you will be fined, and you will have to install an ignition interlock device in your car.
If it is your second conviction for drunk driving while having a commercial motor vehicle license you will lose your CDL for life.
What Can DAVEY & GOLDMAN Do For You?
- We can take your case to trial before a jury.
- We can file and argue motions which, if successful, would cause your case to be dismissed.
- We can successfully negotiate settlements – often resulting in penalties in your case that are better than what the guidelines
On a second or subsequent offense jail and / or prison is mandatory. We can advise you of the penalty range and work with you to put you in the best position for a reduction in the jail portion of a drunk driving sentence. With past clients we have been successful with avoiding prison sentences and with reducing jail sentences from the customary jail range for your situation.
Some people convicted of drunk driving and sentenced to jail can serve their jail sentences at home through an electronic monitoring program run through the jail in your county. Although we do not decide whether you get home detention in your case, we can provide you with all the information you need and assist you with setting up your case so that you are in the best position possible to qualify and serve your sentence on an electronic monitoring program.
Most drunk driving convictions will require the installation of an ignition interlock device on any vehicle registered in your name. We can assist you with obtaining a vendor for installation of your ignition interlock device.
All drunk driving conviction result in a loss of your operating privileges. Most will be eligible for an occupational driver’s license after an initial 45 day waiting period. Some will not be eligible for an occupational license and therefore it is important to consult with an attorney who knows these laws and can competently advise you of the consequences you may face with your charges.