Call an attorney fast. There are excellent doctors that will work with you on you medical bills. You may have claims against the driver and have underinsured coverage through your own insurance
company. The insurance company is not your friend. Good luck.
Often legal work seems invisible. You should contact your attorney and ask for copies of motions or documents that he or she has or will file on your behalf. State your expectations and concerns.
Give your attorney a chance to explain and provide answers. Most attorney will call you within 24 hours unless they are on vacation or otherwise unavailable. Since the holidays are over start by calling your attorney.
You have three options: (1) take the money, (2)
make a counteroffer, or (3) retain an attorney
Slip and fall cases are difficult to win. You will almost certainly get more money with an attorney.
You may have to search awhile to find an attorney because it is difficult to prove
liability in this type of case.
OWI cases in Wisconsin may drag on for several months without activity depending on an infinite number of circumstances. The longer the case is pending does not mean that the defendant will get a lesser sentence or that the case will get dismissed. Cases are often delayed to allow offenders to get treatment, judicial reassignment, and for backlogged court calendars.
You cannot plead guilty with an explanation any plea must be voluntary. If you start providing an explanation or disagreeing with facts stated in the complaint, then the judge may refuse to take your plea. OWI cases are complicated and difficult for attorneys so you should not try to resolve this case yourself. If you cannot afford an attorney you should ask for a public defender. But a public defender will not represent you on a first offense because it is a civil regulatory offense not a...
No. The glasses are actually safety equipment. It is best to be polite you do not have to answer question and may invoke your right to remain silent. But you do have to provide your drivers license if driving, and are required to comply with lawful commands of a police officer. You have a right to ask if you are under arrest and if you can leave.
You need to plead not guilty and try to retain a public defender to help you. If this is a first offense you cannot get a public defender because it is considered a civil regulatory offense. This simply means you cannot go to jail. You should also challenge your drivers license suspension. This must be done within 10 days. If you are persistent you can find an attorney who allow payments. But I advise you that handling an OWI without an attorney is a poor choice. Good luck.
Sometimes the State can proceed with an alternative theory to prosecute. If the State cannot proceed without the witness, they may request a continuance or issue a warrant to arrest the witness. But you have an excellent chance of getting your case dismissed without prejudice, which means the State may reopen the case.