You've been arrested
My approach to defending anyone charged with drunk driving is to first presume you are innocent, second to look for ways to present a defense to the charges and finally to be direct and honest about the charges you face. Based on my years of experience in defending OWI cases in Wisconsin, winning a case depends on the experience of your attorney and how the facts come in. And if it goes to a jury trial . . . six or twelve people sitting in the jury box will determine your fate based on your attorney’s preparedness and the presentation by both sides regarding the facts of your case.
What happens next
Carefully review the paperwork you recevied at the time of your arrest. There are many deadlines and steps that must
be taken before your first court date.
Prepare a written account of the events leading up to and after your arrest. Include a general timeline and a description of your interaction with the police. Save your version of what happened for a consultation with a qualified attorney.
Contact an attorney to discuss the facts of your case and your individual situation. If you decide to hire an attorney, be sure to find an attorney who is experienced, that you feel comfortable with and that you can afford.