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Myths About OWI Charges in Wisconsin | Eisenberg Law

Myth Busting: OWI Charges in Wisconsin

Being charged with an OWI in Wisconsin can be an alarming and confusing experience. You will no doubt have questions and wonder how a conviction will affect you and your ability to drive. You might even buy into some of the more common myths about OWIs in Wisconsin. The OWI attorneys at Eisenberg Law Offices are here to dispel 3 of these myths so you are better prepared to deal with an OWI charge.

Myth #1: Receiving an OWI Isn’t Serious

Receiving an OWI means you were caught driving drunk. That is a very serious charge in Wisconsin where even first-time offenders are being severely punished. At a minimum, a conviction on a second or worse OWI charge will include jail time, fines, and a suspension of your license. Depending on your BAC level and if you have a history of driving under the influence, you may have even steeper fines and penalties. An OWI conviction will go on your public record which can affect your life in many ways including employmenty, housing , and even loans and lending options.

Myth #2: There Is No Way to Fight OWI Charges

Some drivers simply accept the OWI charges because they think they have no other options. Even if the evidence against you seems overwhelming, it is still possible to fight OWI charges in Wisconsin. Police must follow certain procedures when they pull you over and charge you. If they don’t, they may violate your constitutional rights, which can give you an opening to fight the charges. Another gray area is in the breath tests that are used to detect alcohol levels. They are notoriously unreliable and results can be skewed by many factors contributing to a false-positive result.

Myth #3: It’s Not Worth Hiring an OWI Attorney

When you have no hope and believe that a conviction is inevitable, it is easy to tell yourself there is no point in hiring an OWI attorney. But that is not true. An OWI conviction will change your life. You can lose driving privileges, suffer reputational damage and financial hardship, and even spend time in jail. A conviction will go on your permanent record.. Given the serious repercussions of an OWI on your life, it is extremely important to mount your best defense with the help of an OWI attorney.

Contact Eisenberg Law Offices For Help Fighting OWI Charges

The Wisconsin OWI lawyers at Eisenberg Law Offices can help you understand your situation, the charges against you, the repercussions, and your options. We will build your defense, ensure your rights are fully protected and do our best to minimize the impact that a conviction will have on your life. Schedule a free case consultation with an OWI attorney by calling 608-256-8356 or emailing