How to Hire a Wisconsin OWI Lawyer
Need a Wisconsin OWI lawyer?
If you have been arrested for Operating While Intoxicated, you need an OWI lawyer. A conviction will go on your record, and could lead to jail time and heavy fines.
The attorney you hire will directly impact the results of your case. With that in mind, here is how to hire a Wisconsin OWI lawyer:
#1 Find out what their experience level is.
Before you hire an OWI lawyer, make sure that they handle these types of cases on a regular basis. You do not want someone who is normally in family court to represent you on a criminal charge. Their lack of familiarity with the process or even the judges, may cost you when it comes to a potential conviction or sentencing.
#2 Ask how much time they have to dedicate to your case.
Some attorneys take on more cases than they can personally handle, passing them on to junior associates. Make sure that your attorney will be on the case. When you hire our firm, we will let you know who will be handling your OWI case right away.
#3 Discuss their investigative resources.
You are going to need an attorney that can investigate what happened and protect your rights.
#4 Talk about best and worst case scenarios.
What is the best possible outcome of your case? What is the worst? Talk about it so that you have a clear understanding.
#5 Ask if they have courtroom experience and how much.
Your case is probably going to end up in a courtroom. While popular culture portrays attorneys spending every day in court, this is not the reality. Many attorneys only negotiate cases and never represent clients in a trial. Make sure that yours does prior to hiring them.
#6 Discuss strategy.
Ask your OWI lawyer what their approach will be and what strategy they will employ to receive a favorable outcome on your case.
#7 Talk about fees.
What will your representation cost? When do you need to make payments? These are questions you need to ask to ensure that you are hiring someone you can afford.
We can answer all of your questions, provide you with strong legal representation, and ensure that your rights are protected. Call to schedule your consultation today.