Fighting your Wisconsin DUI Charge is a process. There are many steps an experienced Wisconsin DUI Defense Attorney will review when a person has been cited with a Wisconsin DUI. DUI Defense Attorney Nathan J. Dineen understands the steps to take to Fight Wisconsin DUI/OWI charges. It is important to understand the DUI Detection Process, the administration of the field sobriety tests, whether a breath or blood sample was taken, and discussing the case with the prosecuting attorney. Each of these steps help you reach the best possible outcome.
Why Were You Pulled Over?
A Wisconsin DUI Defense Attorney will gather information about why you were pulled over. Attorney Dineen takes the time to understand his client’s view of the stop. Will it collaborate the police report? There are always two sides to every story. With every client, Attorney Dineen spends time explaining the DUI Detection Process, what the police officers are evaluating and how it may impact your potential case.
Reviewing Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
There are three Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST), the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN), the Walk and Turn (WAT), and the One Leg Stand (OLS), that must be administered by a Wisconsin police officer before a driver can be charged with a DUI. A Wisconsin police officer looks for certain cues while administering each test. There are very few attorneys certified to determine whether each test was administered properly. Wisconsin DUI Defense Attorney Dineen is a Certified Instructor for SFST. He has trained many other attorneys and has the ability to train police officers. With this amount of education on field sobriety tests, Attorney Dineen can determine whether a police officer’s administation and observations of each test are valid.
Review DUI Blood or Breath Tests
Every DUI charge is essentially two tickets. If you are serious about fighting yours, you must hire an attorney trained in Wisconsin Blood and Breath Testing Equipment. A person who has submitted a Breath or Blood sample will receive the result of his/her Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). Is this result consistent with the behavior of the driver during the field sobriety tests? If there are inconsistencies, it could mean the equipment which was used for the breath or blood sample is flawed. A Wisconsin Defense Attorney with the ability to determine the validity and reliability of the equipment used has the best defense for the outcome of the case.
Negotiating with the District Attorney
When an attorney has all information about a client, these facts offer an advantage when negotiating with the District Attorney. To help the case, a DUI Defense Attorney should know whether this is a first offense, and if not, how much time has passed since a previous offense, a person’s education, your ambition to receive treatment (Programs, Assessments, AODA, AA, therapy, etc.), your enthusiasm to better one’s self, such as volunteering for a SCRAM Bracelet, having the Ignition Interlock Device (IID) installed before the Court order, and whether or not this unfortunate event has changed your view on drinking and driving. Sometimes this event is completely out of character, and some underlying issue or event impacted you and led to the DUI charge.
Receiving a Wisconsin DUI can have a profound impact on your life. You need knowledge and experience beside you the whole way. Attorney Dineen understands his client’s need for relief in their situations regarding a Wisconsin DUI charge. He has the ability to reach possible outcome for each individual case. Attorney Dineen is a Certified Instructor of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and Drug Recognition Evaluator. For a free initial consultation contact him at 1-877-384-6800.