Updated on November 8th, 2023 at 06:37 pm
Attorney Nathan J. Dineen specializes in OWI defense in Northeast Wisconsin. His extensive experience with drunk driving cases, in and out of the courtroom, only further validates why he is the first and only call you need to make if you have been arrested for driving under the influence in Wisconsin.
Skilled Attorney Nathan J. Dineen is here to keep your OWI arrest from turning into a drunk driving conviction. He a trusted name, known for his extensive legal defense and genuine commitment to his clients.
This case study offers a glimpse into how criminal defense attorneys Nate Dineen and Dan Skarie went above and beyond to defend a Northern Wisconsin business owner on an OWI 1st offense drunk driving charge.
While simply trying to help a friend, this individual unexpectedly faced legal challenges. With Dineen’s compassionate guidance, they embarked on a journey towards justice.
Client Profile: A business owner from Northern Wisconsin was stopped under the suspicion of operating while intoxicated. Our client refused the preliminary breath test during the stop. Our client had no prior criminal record or OWI convictions. Charges pending were OWI and refusal.
||4 months from arrest to dismissal
||Attorney Nathan J. Dineen
Attorney Dan Skarie
||Prosecuted by the Northern Wisconsin Local Municipality
||Heard in the Northern Wisconsin Circuit Court
|Blood Alcohol Content (BAC):
|Field Sobriety Tests
||Indications of impairment from the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Walk and Turn Test, and One Leg Stand Test.
||OWI Charge – dismissed before trial
Refusal Violation – dismissed before trial
Defending an OWI Arrest
Navigating an OWI case is never straightforward, and this particular case was no exception. Here is an overview of the challenges faced and the strategies employed to bring about excellent results for our client.
The defense began by conducting a comprehensive review of every interaction between the client and law enforcement. This included examining the circumstances of the initial stop, the officer’s conduct, and any potential biases or inconsistencies in their reports.
Perceived Signs of Impairment
Law enforcement officers believed to have observed clear signs of impairment in the client.
Challenge: These observations can sometimes be subjective and influenced by various external factors.
Strategy: Determining the accuracy and validity of these observations is crucial.
Administration of Sobriety Tests
The standardized field sobriety tests, which included the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Walk and Turn Test, and One Leg Stand Test, all indicated signs of impairment.
Challenge: These tests have their limitations and can be influenced by numerous factors, from the environment to the individual’s physical condition. The defense needed to scrutinize the conditions under which these tests were administered and their subsequent results.
Strategy: Given the indications of impairment from the standardized field sobriety tests, the defense sought to understand the conditions under which these tests were administered. Were they conducted in a well-lit area? Was the client wearing appropriate footwear? Were there any external factors, like uneven ground or distracting noises, which could have influenced the results? By delving into these details, the defense aimed to challenge the reliability of the tests.
Video footage presenting the client’s behavior at the time the law enforcement officer pulled over the motor vehicle and throughout
Challenge: While the video footage played a pivotal role in the defense, analyzing it meticulously to extract key moments that supported the client’s case was a challenge in itself. The footage needed to be presented in a way that highlighted the client’s non-impairment and appropriate behavior with law enforcement.
Strategy: The defense meticulously analyzed the available video footage, identifying moments that supported the client’s case. By presenting these moments in court, they aimed to counter the officers’ claims and show that the client was not impaired and had cooperated fully with law enforcement.
Legal Precedence and Case Law
The legal defense team dove into Wisconsin’s OWI Statute 346.63(1)(a) and the corresponding refusal guidelines. By referencing past cases with similar circumstances and outcomes, they aimed to establish a pattern of legal decisions that supported their client’s position.
Negotiation and Settlement
Recognizing the strength of their defense and the potential weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, Attorney Nate Dineen and his team engaged in rigorous negotiations with the prosecuting attorney. Their goal was to reach a favorable resolution without the need for a lengthy trial.
By understanding and addressing each challenge head-on, Attorney Nate Dineen and Attorney Dan Skarie were able to craft an aggressive defense strategy, ensuring that every aspect of the case was thoroughly examined and presented in the best light.
The defense’s approach was multifaceted, meticulously crafted to address each challenge, ensuring the client’s rights were upheld while displaying their unwavering commitment to ensuring justice for their client.
Outcome: OWI And Refusal Charges Dismissed
The defense meticulously examined every facet of the case, with video footage playing a pivotal role. After rigorous negotiations, an agreement was reached to dismiss both charges. This case epitomizes the dedication and expertise of Attorney Nate Dineen and Attorney Dan Skarie, achieving a complete dismissal of all charges.
What Are the Key Features of Your Legal Services That Make You Stand Out in OWI Defense in Wisconsin?
Attorney Dan Skarie and I practice OWI Defense across the state. There is nothing we haven’t seen. If there is a way to get you out of your OWI, we will find it. If we can’t, we will be there with you every step of the way to ensure the best possible outcome.
What Benefits Can Clients Expect When Partnering with Your Law Firm for OWI Defense?
As a client, you can expect 24/7 access to us by email, text, or phone. I don’t sugarcoat outcomes. I will be straightforward with you every step of the way.
What Challenges Do Clients Typically Face In OWI Cases in Wisconsin?
Clients should expect issues with the Wisconsin DMV, their driver’s license, and the stress of dealing with the court system.
How Does Your Law Firm Address and Overcome The Challenges of Wisconsin’s OWI Laws?
We overcome these issues by being straightforward with our clients. We are available 24/7 for any questions and respond as soon as possible. (There may be a delay during Packer Games – I told you I was straightforward.)
Contact Attorney Nathan J. Dineen
Facing an OWI charge in Wisconsin? Specializing in OWI defense, with extensive experience, compassionate guidance, and a track record of success, Nate Dineen is the first and only call you need to make.
Contact Attorney Dineen now and let him fight for your rights, ensuring the best possible outcome for your case. Your peace of mind is his priority.