State v. V.W. (Rock County)

Karyn T. Missimer

Case Conclusion Date:August 8, 2013

Practice Area:DUI / DWI

Outcome:DUI-3rd (criminal) reduced to DUI-1st (civil).

Description:Client charged with DUI-3rd. Facing minimum of 45 days jail and maximum of 1 year. Convinced court client entered plea to an out-of-state DUI without an attorney and in violation of client's 6th Amendment right to an attorney. Because client's 1st DUI was more than 10 years ago, the criminal DUI-3rd became a civil DUI-1st resulting in no jail time.