After going out for drinks with some friends or having dinner and drinks with your family, you get into the car to drive home. The next thing you know, those infamous red and blue lights are flashing behind you. You are nervous and hope that the smell of alcohol is not on your breath…
You find yourself charged with a DUI/OWI.
The First Step
In Wisconsin there are many documents provided at the time of release. Some of these documents must have responses in a reasonable amount of time. This Process can be confusing and over-whelming. The first step to take after receiving a DUI charge is to Contact an Attorney With DUI Experience.
What to Expect
Many attorneys will offer a free consultation or free case evaluation. During the consultation, all details of the incident should be reported to the attorney, including where you were, where you were going, how much you had to drink, and what your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) was, so that the attorney may assess the reasonableness of being pulled over, determine whether the police officer(s) followed procedure, and understand whether the arrest was appropriate. It is also important to inform the attorney whether your BAC was determined by Blood or Breath Testing or if you Refused Blood or Breath Testing.
What to Pay
Attorneys charge different rates based on experience and level of knowledge of drunk driving arrests. There are some low-end attorneys that will offer to handle a case for approximately $1000. These attorneys will help you through the process, but you will usually end up with a guilty plea. Highly experienced attorneys can be expensive and charge anywhere from $8,500-$10,000 for DUI cases. This can put a huge hole in your wallet, on top of the fines and court costs that must be paid. Look for an attorney who charges somewhere in between the low-end and high-end attorneys.
Attorney Nathan Dineen is one such attorney. He offers a Free Consultation during which he will sit down with you to best assess your case. The cases Attorney Dineen handles are charged a flat fee. After assessing and evaluating every aspect of your individual case, Attorney Dineen allows you to make the final decision to accept a plea or proceed to trial. In allowing you to make this decision, Attorney Dineen answers any question regarding the pros and cons of your decision, while maintaining a neutral stance. Attorney Dineen wants his clients to know that he will stand with them through the entire process.
Hiring a Wisconsin Drunk Driving Attorney
It is important to hire an attorney with experience in Wisconsin DUI Defense. If you have been charged with an OWI/DUI offense, contact Wisconsin DUI Attorney Nathan J. Dineen of Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. You may complete and Submit a DUI Case Review or contact him toll free at 1-877-384-6800. Attorney Dineen practices solely in DUI Defense and is a member of the National College of DUI Defense. He is certified in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) and Drug Recognition Evaluation (DRE). He understands what you are feeling and the process ahead of you. Remember to think before you drink, as it may affect you personally, financially, and professionally.