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Some people might have been arrested for drunk driving over the recent holiday season. If you are one of these, you need to get to work on your defense right away. Some components of these cases are time sensitive, so you are very limited on how much time you have to act. We are here to help you go through the various aspects of your case.

One thing to remember for drunk driving cases is that your defense strategy might call several points into question. We need to have time to look at the circumstances of the case to determine exactly what our options are. Once we know this, we can discuss them with you so that you can give us directions on what you want to focus on. The goal is to come up with a strategy that is comprehensive and that is based on the truth of the time.

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With New Year's Eve less than a week away, right now is the time to make plans for transportation if you are heading out to enjoy some drinks to ring in 2019. Wisconsin is in the middle of the holiday Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. This campaign includes 25 task forces that encompass more than 100 law enforcement agencies in this state. Around 300 drug recognition experts are part of the program, and approximately 3,800 officers have been trained on Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement.

One thing to remember is that if you are heading into Milwaukee for the festivities, you can count on free rides on Milwaukee County Transit buses. Miller Brewing is continuing the 31-year tradition of providing these to help people make it home safely. Some local taverns also have options for free transportation to get partygoers home safe. These are done through the Tavern League of Wisconsin's Safe Ride.

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With the Waukesha Metro Transit and availability of taxis and ride shares, people in our area have plenty of options for getting home safely after a night of drinking. There really isn't any reason why a person should have to drive drunk but things might happen that lead to this. If you are facing drunk driving charges, make sure that you start working on a defense plan right away.

There are immediate impacts to this charge that aren't present in other charges. For one, you are facing the loss of your driver's license. This can greatly impact your life since you will have to rely on others for rides. If you have to drive for your job, there is a chance that you will have to find other employment. This might be difficult with an open criminal case against you. It may be even harder if you have a conviction on your record.

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A man from Sheboygan was recently accused of intoxicated driving on his birthday. According to police, they pulled him over after he left a bar on a recent Wednesday. Sadly, it was the man's birthday and -- even worse -- it's the fifth time he's been charged with OWI in Wisconsin.

Police allege that they tracked down the man after a bartender at the bar where he was celebrating tipped them off. The bartender told authorities that a woman had asked for help, and then she left the bar with the intoxicated man in his vehicle. After police pulled them over, they performed a sobriety test on the man and decided he was too drunk to operate his vehicle.

They arrested him and charged him with OWI, in addition to four misdemeanor counts of battery. They also charged him with operating a vehicle with a revoked license and disorderly conduct. The man turned 53 years of age on the day of the incident.

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Defending yourself against a crime often involves a mix of simple, common-sense approaches combined with rock-solid criminal defense experience on the part of your defense attorney. For now, let's focus on the common-sense aspect of the drunk driving defense process by looking at the most important thing everyone knows about criminal defense in the United States: An accused person will remain innocent of the alleged crimes until -- and only if -- the prosecution proves that he or she is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

On a very "common sense" level, the notion of 'innocent until proven guilty' puts the burden of proof on the prosecution during your litigation process. If the prosecutions can't definitively and clearly prove that you were driving drunk, there's a good chance you'll receive a verdict of not guilty. And what does the prosecution need to prove you committed the crime? Irrefutable facts and evidence. This is why it's essential for those who have been wrongly accused of drunk driving to target the evidence in their defense process.

Evidence that might not be accurate for example is the result of your Breathalyzer test. It's well-known, for example, that a Breathalyzer test -- especially one used by police in the field -- may not yield accurate results, particularly if it's poorly calibrated, poorly maintained or not used properly. Also, police could fail to follow the required procedure while administering a Breathalyzer test, which would potentially render the results inaccurate and inadmissible in court. In addition to casting doubt on the accuracy of Breathalyzer test evidence, defendants might also seek to cast doubt on eyewitness testimony, the results of a field sobriety test, police accounts of the events before and during the arrest and other important facts.

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