This is my first OWI. I requested a blood test and thought the officer agreed. They took me in and towed my parked car. I never took a breath test so I'm being charged the OWI and a seperate charge that revokes my liscense for not taking a breath test. Can the second charge be dropped if I plea guilty to my OWI? Or should I pay a lawyer $2500 to fight it? And is there any thing I can do about having to pay $300 to get my car back? They said they towed it so no one would brake into it. It was parked in the drive-way of an abanded house.
No the charges related to your refusal are separate from your dui charges and result in a separate and much longer suspension of your driving privilege. By all means, hire a lawyer.
You would be best off at least reviewing the police reports to see what kind of case you have. At this point, if you plead to the OWI, there is a very good chance that the State will dismiss the refusal. On first offenses in the State of Wisconsin, a refusal counts the same way as a first offense. Hiring a lawyer to at least give you a professional opinion as to your case would be wise before you do anything else.
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