Qualities You Want in a Wisconsin OWI Defense Attorney

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40

The legal field is saturated with many skilled attorneys, making it difficult for ones exemplary work in the court room to be noticed. However, The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 works hard at selecting the best of the best of young attorneys to be recognized and selected as a member of their prestigious organization. One is allowed into the association through invitation only. To be invited, the young attorney must have superb trial results, exemplary qualifications and must be a leader in and out of the court room.

Wisconsin OWI Defense Attorney Nathan J. Dineen

Attorney Nathan J. Dineen, at his young age, has recently been invited to join The National Trial Laywers: Top 40 Under 40. He is a one of a kind attorney who is at the top of his field. Less than 1% of attorneys across the nation have the qualifications he has, such as being named as a Forensic Drug and Alcohol Lawyer by the American Chemical Society. He is also a certified Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) Instructor and Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE). Along with that, Attorney Nathan J. Dineen has even instructed SFST and DRE courses to other attorneys all across the state of Wisconsin. These qualifications make Attorney Nathan J. Dineen the perfect attorney not only for acceptance into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 but also to represent you.

Hire Wisconsin OWI Defense Attorney Nathan J. Dineen to Represent You

Successfully dealing with a Wisconsin OWI citation is a difficult process, therefore you need a Wisconsin OWI Defense Attorney by your side. Wisconsin OWI Defense Attorney Nathan J. Dineen has the experience and knowledge to help you through the legal process of fighting a Wisconsin OWI. Contact Attorney Nathan J. Dineen at 877-384-6800 for a Free Consultation at any of his offices, conveniently located in Milwaukee, Germantown, West Bend, Appleton and Sister Bay.

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Avoiding a Wisconsin OWI During the 4th of July

Fourth of July Fun

The day America gained her independence, that is a day to celebrate. From everyone gathering under the summer sun to watch the Holiday Parade to the collection of people beneath the stars gazing up at the fireworks, the day is filled with fun. Family and friends gathering for barbecues and drinks is a common scene all across America on this day. While the day is all fun and games, there are certain precautions one must take to make sure the day does not turn into a lightheaded nightmare.

How to Avoid a Wisconsin OWI

A gathering of people in Wisconsin, like what happens on the Fourth of July, almost always includes the consumption of alcohol. In order to avoid a Wisconsin DUI, many smart decisions must be made while partaking in the consumption of alcohol this Fourth of July. You need to realize what your surroundings are and understand what the appropriate amount of alcohol for your circumstance is. You should never consume more than what is appropriate. If you are in a situation where you will be consuming enough alcohol to make yourself incapacitated, make sure you have arrangements where you will not be driving. Whether the arrangements involve you finding a ride from someone else or spending the evening where the party is, anything is better than you driving intoxicated.

If You Have Received a Wisconsin OWI You Need Wisconsin OWI Defense Attorney Nathan J. Dineen

We are all humans and thus make mistakes. Therefore, if you did not take the necessary steps to avoid a Wisconsin OWI it is not the end of the road. The experience and knowledge of Wisconsin OWI Defense Attorney Nathan J. Dineen leads him to be able to defend each of his clients’ Wisconsin drunk driving charges. He will aggressively fight your charge to reach the best possible outcome. Contact Attorney Nathan J. Dineen at 877-384-6800 for a Free Consultation at any of his offices conveniently located in Milwaukee, Germantown, West Bend, Appleton and Sister Bay.

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Wisconsin OWI: Myths about Alcohol

Need to get Sober Quickly?

It is a common phenomenon all around America, including Wisconsin, you can “sober up” after consuming alcohol. Someone tells you the infamous myth that drinking caffeine can sober you up. Unfortunately, their seemingly good advice is terribly wrong. All caffeine will do for you is counter the sleepiness alcohol brings on, leaving you more awake but still intoxicated. The only way the body is able to sober up is with time; if you need to sober up quickly you are out of luck. If you are intoxicated, the only way you will be able to get behind the wheel is if you give yourself time to sober up, otherwise you will just be driving drunk.

Trying to Stay Sober?

A common rule of thumb is to only drink one drink an hour when trying to avoid driving drunk. However, this is another myth that will commonly leave people at risk for a Wisconsin OWI. An average man is able to metabolize 7 grams of alcohol in an hour, however the average drink has 14 grams of alcohol, requiring two hours to fully metabolize. Therefore, the average man will become more intoxicated the longer he drinks, creating a situation where the man will drive drunk.

Trying to Beat a Breathalyzer?

There is a common illusion floating around that in order to beat a breathalyzer all one has to do is remove the odor of alcohol from their breath. However, a breathalyzer cannot be fooled so easily. Breathalyzers do not react to the odor of alcohol but instead to the amount of alcohol in the air. When you blow into the breathalyzer, you are blowing alcohol into the air. If you have consumed alcohol, there is no way to hide it, but there is a way to fight it.

If These Myths Have Fooled You You Need Wisconsin OWI Defense Attorney Nathan J. Dineen

Everyone makes mistakes and these myths are easy to be fooled by. If they have lead you to a Wisconsin OWI /DUI charge it is not the end of the road. The experience and knowledge of Wisconsin OWI Defense Attorney Nathan J. Dineen leads him to be able to defend each of his clients’ Wisconsin drunk driving charges. He will aggressively fight your charge to reach the best possible outcome. Contact Nathan J. Dineen at 877-384-6800 for a Free Consultation at any of his offices conveniently located in Milwaukee, Germantown, West Bend, Appleton and Sister Bay.

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Know Your Rights to Record Your Wisconsin OWI Arrest

 

Know Your Rights to Record You Wisconsin OWI Arrest

Police brutality is a reoccurring issue and there is typically nothing a citizen can do because it is often seen as the word of the dirty criminal against that of the prestigious officer. However, times are changing. It is becoming more common for people to record police encounters and then expose the brutality of police officers. Putting one’s word against another is no longer necessary as there is a way to produce physical evidence to prove police brutality. It is not necessary to inform the other party they are being filmed as Wisconsin is one of 38 states that only requires one party to consent to the filming. Recording police encounters is not necessarily a new phenomenon as police cars in Wisconsin have had dash-board cameras for many years now. The idea of citizens recording police encounters is the same idea, just a different party doing the action. If police are allowed to record public encounters, why can’t citizens too?

Recording Police Encounters and Wisconsin OWIs

There are many different reasons that would lead an officer to pull over a citizen in connection with an OWI, such as swerving, driving too slow, driving too fast, etc. However, these scenarios do not always indicate drunk driving; it could just be the result of everyday, natural occurrences, such as sneezing. Wisconsin police officers are tough on people they believe have been driving drunk and thus will issue an OWI ticket, sometimes one that is unwarranted. To protect yourself from the abuse of Wisconsin police on the crackdown of Wisconsin drunk driving, a citizen is entitled to record their encounter with the police officer to ensure all the legal requirements of the stop are met.

How Recording Police Encounters can Help You

Recording a police encounter can save you from a lot of legal trouble and gray hairs down the road. For example, a young lady was pulled over in Wisconsin because the police officer believed her to be driving drunk. The video of the encounter she recorded on her phone revealed she was coherent and that no field sobriety tests were issued, leading to the court’s ruling there was no probable cause for the citation and it’s being thrown out.

Wisconsin OWI Defense Attorney Nathan J. Dineen

Even if you record a video of your police encounter, successfully dealing with a Wisconsin OWI citation is a difficult process; you need a Wisconsin OWI Defense Attorney by your side. Wisconsin OWI Defense Attorney Nathan J. Dineen has the experience and knowledge to help you through the legal process of fighting a Wisconsin OWI. Contact him at 1-800-805-1976 for a Free Consultation at any of his offices conveniently located in Milwaukee, Germantown, West Bend, Appleton and Sister Bay.

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Pass Your Wisconsin DUI Field Sobriety Tests? Think Again!

 

Why are you taking a field sobriety test?

The first step a police officer makes in determining if a driver needs to take a field sobriety test to determine if their BAC (blood alcohol content) is over the legal limit of .08 is to observe them driving on the road. There are many cues an officer looks for to determine if they should pull a driver over to perform a field sobriety test. The different cues officers look for fall into different categories. The different categories are problems maintaining proper lane position, speed and breaking problems, vigilance problems and judgment problems. One of the biggest indicators to a police officer that a driver is impaired is them swerving while driving. Once the driver is pulled over, there are other indicators that signal to an officer a field sobriety test should be taken. They include slurred speech, odor of alcohol on the breath, slow to respond and fumbling for drivers license/registration, among many other indicators.

Why did you fail your field sobriety test: Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test?

One of the most common tests given to test field sobriety is the horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) test. While administering the HGN, the officer looks for a number of clues that indicate a driver is intoxicated, resulting in a failed test and a Wisconsin operating while intoxicated (OWI) charge. There are three prevalent clues observed when someone is intoxicated. The first clue is a lack of a smooth pursuit. A driver who is not intoxicated will be able to follow an object across their line of vision in a smooth fashion. An intoxicated driver will move their eyes in a jerky fashion. The second clue signaling a failed test is the distinct nystagmus at maximum deviation. Nystagmus is the shaking of the eye back and forth in the socket. Nystagmus is always present, even in a sober person, but it is not able to be seen by the naked eye in a sober person due to the fact it moves ever so slightly. If a person is intoxicated and looking to the side as much as possible without turning their head (looking at maximum deviation), the nystagmus will be evident to the naked eye for more than a few moments. The onset of nystagmus prior to a 45 degree eye angle is the third clue looked for in the HGN test. Recent research has provided conclusive evidence to determine a driver has a BAC above .08, the legal limit, if the observable nystagmus occurs before the eye is at a 45 degree angle. The higher someone’s BAC is, the earlier the nystagmus will be able to be detected with the naked eye. These are just an example of three clues used to indicate someone is intoxicated. The test can also be used in a vertical fashion to produce the same results as the horizontal test. If four or more clues are noticed during the test it is likely the driver has a blood alcohol content that exceeds .10. Roughly 77% of people administered this test are accurately judged on whether or not they are intoxicated.

What are other tests an officer might administer and how does this affect your future?

While not as common as the HGN, there are other field sobriety tests officers choose to administer to determine if a driver is intoxicated. The infamous walk-and-turn test, or more commonly known as the walk the straight line test, and the one-leg stand test, which speak for themselves in their name, are semi-reliable tests resulting in 65-68% accuracy when determining if a suspect happens to be intoxicated. Even though your body seems to be against you when displaying signs of your intoxication, a Wisconsin OWI charge is not the end of your life. All you need is an experienced defense attorney by your side. Wisconsin OWI Defense Attorney Nathan Dineen of Vanden Heuvel & Dineen has the skills and knowledge needed to successfully help you with your case. Call 877-384-6800 for a free consultation.

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