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OWI Drunk Driving Overview from an Experienced Milwaukee OWI Attorney

Experience. Knowledge. Integrity. No law firm during the last 30 years has represented more drivers charged with operating under the influence than Michael Hayes, and the reason is simple: satisfied clients who tell family members and friends charged with operating under the influence to call Milwaukee DUI Attorney Michael Hayes.

Knowledgeable OWI Attorneys Providing Information You Can Use

A drunk driving arrest in Wisconsin can result in any number of specific statutory charges, each with different elements that must be proven in order for the prosecutor to obtain a conviction:

  • OWI (operating while impaired or intoxicated)
  • DWI (driving while intoxicated)
  • DUI (driving under the influence)
  • Operating under the influence of an intoxicant
  • Operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration
  • Operating under the influence of a controlled substance
  • Operating under the influence of a restricted controlled substance
  • Refusing to submit to a chemical test

Equally as important as the specific charge brought against you is your particular case history. Information that relates to a first offense bears almost no relationship to what is important for a fourth offense, and trying to address OWI in a broad fashion will not provide you with the relevant information you need. Click on the link below that is most applicable to your particular situation for information that is most pertinent to you:

Fighting for the Best Result in Your DUI Case

Michael Hayes studies the allegations against you and then tries to seek a dismissal or reduction of charges which may include filing one or more of the following legal challenges:

  • Breath test readings
  • Blood test admissibility
  • Relevance of chemical tests (curve defense)
  • Illegal stop
  • Illegal arrest
  • Unlawful search
  • Relevance and accuracy of field sobriety tests

In the event of a conviction, we present strong arguments to the Court to achieve the best result possible, including avoiding or minimizing jail time, obtaining probation or home monitoring as an alternative to incarceration, and helping you protect your eligibility to obtain an occupational driver’s license.

Get the hardest working Milwaukee OWI attorney in Milwaukee. Contact the top Milwaukee Defense Lawyer.

If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you need a Milwaukee attorney with a reputation for winning Wisconsin DUI cases. For a free initial consultation with a persistent DUI lawyer, make an appointment at the law firm of Michael Hayes.


Cudahy amended to reckless

In November 2019 a Cudahy Municipal Court charge of operating under the influence was amended to reckless driving.


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