What do you need to know about DUI/OWI?
The biggest season for OWIs (the holiday season) is over, but that does not mean that there are not people driving drunk and that there are not cops catching these people. There are still numerous occasions for drinking, and you can be sure that some people will make the unwise decision to get in the car after drinking. If you happen to be one of these people who makes the poor decision to drink and drive, and you are pulled over by a police officer, then you are going to need a great OWI legal defense from a qualified and experienced OWI Wisconsin first offense lawyer.
Why you should hire a lawyer who specializes in DUI
There are a lot of lawyers, and each of them tends to practice in different fields. Some lawyers will practice in divorce law, others will practice in bankruptcy law, and of course some will practice in intoxicant or DUI law. When you are searching for a lawyer to hire, you want to make sure that you find one who specializes in OWI law. There are some lawyers who will advertise that they work with OWI clients, but most of their clients are actually for personal injury or divorce. You will need to go online and look at reviews in order to determine if a lawyer really focuses on OWI law.
Why do you want to make sure your lawyer focuses on OWI Wisconsin misdemeanor cases? A lawyer who focuses on OWI cases is more likely to understand which defenses work best in a court of law. They are more likely to know and have a relationship with the police officers and judges involved in OWI law. They are also going to know if there is anything that you should do to help your case before your court date. Someone who specializes in personal injury law is no going to know all of these things because they will not have the courtroom experience for OWI cases.
In some cases you may have needed to hire a lawyer before. If you went with a bigger law firm, then there is a good chance that someone in that law firm works with OWI law. This would be great for you because you can be sure that you will receive the same quality service that the law firm provides, but you can also be sure that your lawyer will know everything he needs to know about OWI law. If you have hired a lawyer in the past, but he or she does not work in a law firm with a OWI lawyer, then you should ask your previous lawyer for a referral.