What are all these documents I received?

What are the documents I received after my drunk driving arrest?

After you were arrested for drunk driving you received a few documents.  Those documents will help us to begin preparing you drunk driving defense.  What are they?

  • Informing the accused (implied consent law):  In Wisconsin you are required to give a blood, breath, or urine sample if you’re arrested for OWI.  Wisconsin’s implied consent law gives law enforcement the right to require one of these tests.  The informing the accused form advises you of this law.  In order to take the sample, the law enforcement officer must read the informing the accused form before they act.
  • Notice of intent to suspend driving privileges:  After your drunk driving arrest, the Department of Motor Vehicles will attempt to administratively suspend you driver license.  As an individual accused of drunk driving, you have a right to challenge the suspension.  Within 10 days of your arrest you have the option of requesting an administrative suspension review hearing.  At Van Severen Law Office, S.C. we always request this hearing.  It will be scheduled within 30 days of your drunk driving arrest.  If you’re eventually suspended you’re generally eligible for an occupational license while the case is pending.
  • Intoximeter read-out (for breath tests): The Intoximeter is a breath testing device that measures how much alcohol is in a person’s breath.  The read-out provides the test results.  The Intoximeter results can be attacked based on a few different issues.  One of the commonly recognized problems with the Intoximeter is that it only measures a small amount of breath.  When you blow into the device, you do not empty your entire lungs.  Not all breath is actually tested.

 Contact Van Severen Law Office, S.C. for drunk driving defense

Not all attorneys understand the complexities of drunk driving law.  If you’re facing an OWI in Wisconsin, contact Van Severen Office for a free consultation.  We understand drunk driving cases.  We want to defend yours.