If you or a loved one is accused of drunk driving within Waukesha County you need the aggressive experienced drunk driving defense attorneys of Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. on your side. Composed of both rural and suburban areas, Waukesha County has something for everyone. As the third largest county in the state, Waukesha is home to 389,981 residents per the 2010 census. The residents are reside in 37 municipalities spread over 576 square miles.
We Know the Judges
If you’re accused of drunk driving you need a drunk driving defense attorney intimately familiar with the judges of Waukesha County. The particularities of each Judge are a substantial factor in the handling of each case. Two cases which are factually similar can resolve very differently depending on the judge hearing your suppression motion or presiding over your trial. Don’t choose a lawyer inexperienced with the judges of Waukesha County to represent you.
Waukesha County is part of the 3rd Judicial District along with Jefferson, Washington, and Ozaukee counties. There are currently twelve (12) circuit court judges serving at the Waukesha County Circuit Courthouse. Each judge is elected to a six (6) year term. Currently five (5) of the twelve (12) judges hear cases involving criminal and traffic matters.
We Know Your Sentencing Options
It is important that your drunk driving defense attorney is aware of all of your options for treatment and serving your sentence. Don’t miss out on treatment court, Huber, or electronic monitoring because your attorney doesn’t frequently practice in Waukesha County.
Depending on the severity of your case you will most likely be placed in the Waukesha County Intoxicated Driver Intervention Program. This program provides intensive supervision to repeat drunk driving defendants during the pretrial phase of their case. The program generally involves substance abuse treatment with the aim to reduce recidivism. Compliance with the program may ultimately lead to a lesser jail sentence.
Waukesha County has two correctional facilities – the main jail and the Huber facility. Waukesha County allows both work release (Huber) and electronic monitoring for inmates convicted of certain offenses.
We Know Your Treatment Options
Waukesha County has an Alcohol and Drug Treatment Court. The treatment courts have limited availability and an application is required for acceptance. Currently only 3rd and 4th offense offenders are eligible for treatment in the alcohol court. The treatment courts typically involve a 12-18 month program. Participants are monitored via SCRAM alcohol detecting ankle bracelets during the course of their participation in the program.
Don’t Go It Alone
If you’re accused of drunk driving you need the OWI attorneys of Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. on your side. Our knowledge of the workings of the Waukesha County Court System may make all the difference in your case. Contact us today for a free consultation!