Updated on February 3rd, 2021 at 10:49 pm
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 know the purpose of a person being pulled over, 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.
Reviewing Your DUI Pull 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. He also reads through the police report and takes into account any written statements from witnesses (if any). With all of this information, the experience and knowledge of a DUI Defense Attorney whether a Wisconsin police officer had reason to pull a driver over, whether the Observations of the Police Officer led to probable cause for administering field sobriety tests, determine if the sobriety tests were properly administered, and whether the arrest was justified.
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 observations of each test are valid.
Review DUI Blood or Breath Tests
A person who has submitted a Breath or Blood sample will receive the result of his/her Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). A knowledgeable DUI Defense attorney will be able to identify whether the BAC is 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 aspects of life have 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.
Hire a Wisconsin DUI Defense Attorney
Receiving a Wisconsin DUI is unfortunate, but this situation can be more bearable with the help, knowledge and experience of Wisconsin DUI Defense Attorney Nathan J. Dineen of Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. 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 Certified in Drug Recognition Evaluation. For a free initial consultation contact him at 1-800-805-1976 or complete a Free DUI Case Review.
Nathan J. Dineen