Drunk Driving Defense
I would like you to imagine for a moment that you’ve gone to a friend’s house for dinner. In the course of a very good dinner you’ve had a couple of glasses of a good Merlot and it is now time to drive home. I would like you to imagine that you are on your way home–and, I will tell you, by the way, that two glasses of wine will not, in any state, put you under the influence of alcohol or over the legal limit of .08. As you are driving along the highway, you see ahead of you some flashing lights and barricades and police cars closed off the highway, with flashing lights directing you into an increasingly small channel. And, as you go in, you are stopped and two police officers approach you and stick a flashlight in your face and say, "Breath on me. Have you been drinking tonight? Please step out of the car." After doing some gymnastics at the side of the road you find yourself in jail charged with operating while under the influence of an intoxicant and driving with a prohibited blood alcohol level.
You may think that is not enough to get someone convicted of a drunk driving in America where someone is supposed to be presumed innocent until proven guilty. Unfortunately that is not true. A judge once remarked that all a prosecutor has to do to win a DWI case is just make sure that the three letters “DWI” are mentioned at least 15 times in a trial. It is this type of environment that has allowed history to repeat itself. All we have to do is look back to the Salem Witch Hunt trials of 1692 where 19 convicted “witches” lost their lives on “specter” evidence. Evidence in DWI trials has not come very far since 1692 when claims of apparitions only visible to their victims were enough to support execution of the accused. The greatest challenge to DWI practitioners these days and to those accused of DWI/DUI related crimes is that courtrooms have not kept pace with the science. Bad science is rubberstamped with approval by the majority of the judiciary as long as the government sponsors it.
If you've been arrested for a OWI DUI in Wisconsin and you don't think it's fair, you need Spiro Nicolet a lawyer who can protect your rights, make sure you're treated fairly and who knows how to get results. We understand that you may be feeling confused, angry, or somewhat fearful about what's happened to you. The process of being arrested, taken to jail, fingerprinted, and photographed can be dehumanizing. A drunk driving arrest does not mean that you are a bad person. In fact, our clients are decent, hardworking, intelligent and creative people – people with good families who need them. (I use the term “DUI” because it is the most commonly used term in America. In Wisconsin, the more commonly used term is “OWI.” For our purposes, these are the same).
Thatʼs one of the reasons why we are proud to be your drunk driving defense lawyers. When it seems as though the weight of the world is on your shoulders, we are honored to be the ones who have your back.
Prosecutors often seek the most severe penalties possible in these cases and are reluctant to negotiate with defendants. If you are charged with a drunk drivinge in Wisconsin, therefore, you should not hesitate to contact the experienced drunk driving defense lawyer of Spiro Nicolet at Attorney Spiros Stavros Nicolet. We can explain your options and advise you on how to protect your rights as a criminal defendant. If we represent you, we will spare no energy in casting doubt on any vulnerable areas of the prosecution’s case.