Challenging OWI License Suspensions
How do I fight a OWI or DUI license suspension in Wisconsin?
A troubling aspect of an arrest for operating while intoxicated OWI (sometimes referred to as DUI or DWI) is the impact on a person’s privilege to drive. You likely know that the state will automatically suspend your driver’s license after an arrest. Drivers accused of drunk driving or a chemical test refusal can challenge the license suspension in an administrative hearing before the Department of Motor Vehicles. These challenges are not a direct part of the criminal OWI charges and must be requested in a timely manner.
What happens if I have been charged with a DWI after taking a breath test in Wisconsin?
What are my options after I have been convicted of an OWI in Wisconsin?
For individuals who are convicted of an OWI, there still may be options to regain limited driving privileges. After a first-time conviction, many drivers may benefit from obtaining an occupational license that allows the individual to drive to work or school during the suspension period. We can advise you about your legal options and advocate getting you the relief that best serves you. In some situations, such as after a conviction for a repeat DUI, you may need to have an ignition interlock device installed to regain the ability to drive.