Defense of Wisconsin Drunk-Driving Charges
Experienced Defense when You Are Facing Drunk-Driving Charges
Drunk driving is a serious offense anywhere. In an effort to improve safety on our roads, law enforcement agencies make more than 1 million OWI / DUI / DWI arrests every year. In Wisconsin alone, the number of arrests is 37,000 per year.
Mr. Thorson appreciates the realities of the dangers of operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs. He understands that the greatly increased risk of fatal car crashes that comes with drinking and driving, explains why the state is so aggressive in its efforts to combat OWI (operating while impaired). At the same time, he believes that those who are accused of OWI deserve to have their constitutional rights protected-including the right to a fair trial.
Presenting a Strong OWI Defense and Protecting of Your Rights
For those who have been arrested for OWI, penalties can be severe, including license suspension, license revocation, fines of up to $8,000, and jail time. To ensure that his clients do not receive such severe penalties unfairly, OWI defense attorney Robert Thorson routinely challenges the state to prove conclusively that persons charged were, in fact, driving while impaired. He examines every aspect of the arrest of each of his OWI clients:
- The validity of the field sobriety tests
- The conduct of the arresting police officers
- All other known facts of the case
Armed with the facts, Attorney Thorson uses his experience as a criminal defense attorney to challenge the prosecution to prove that the officers who stopped his clients had probable cause for the stop. He asks for proof that the field sobriety tests were properly administered.
Often, cases are dismissed when the evidence does not support the criminal charge. In other cases, he is able to negotiate a plea bargain involving less severe penalties. In some instances, Mr. Thorson is able to save a client’s driver’s license from suspension or revocation.
Contact OWI Defense Lawyer Robert Thorson
For assertive, knowledgeable OWI defense, contact Robert Thorson immediately to schedule a consultation on your case. It is important to start working on your defense right away to have the best chance at preserving your driving privileges.