DUI in Washington County
Washington County DUI Attorney
West Bend Drinking & Driving Defense Lawyer
Charged with drinking and driving in Washington County? When your freedom is on the line, do not trust your case to just any attorney. At Reddin & Singer, L.L.P., we have more than 30 years of experience protecting our clients against DUI/OWI charges.
Whether you face drunk driving charges in Germantown, West Bend or surrounding towns, contact our Washington County DUI lawyers today.
We understand that many OWIs (operating while intoxicated charges) happen outside of working hours and that you need an attorney right away, not tomorrow. We are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Call 414.937.5081 or toll free 888.357.9169 for a free consultation.
Treatment Alternatives and Diversion Program
Since 2007, Washington County has had a treatment alternative and diversion program (TAD)/Community Re-entry Center (CRC) that provides rehabilitative services to people facing second or third offense OWI. This program provides substance abuse treatment to nonviolent defendants. Individuals who complete the program are often eligible for reduced jail sentences and smaller fines.
Our first step in determining whether the Washington County TAD program is an option for you will be to investigate whether the evidence against you proves guilt. If there are DUI/OWI defenses available to you and we believe you can be successful in court, we will fight against your charges to avoid an additional conviction on your criminal record. For example, we will ask: Did the officer properly perform a field sobriety test ? Were the Breathalyzer results accurate? In cases where a conviction is likely, the TAD program can be a positive option.
Changes to Wisconsin's Drunk Driving Laws: 2009 Wisconsin Act 100
There are significant developments in Wisconsin OWI law that affect Washington County OWI charges. Wisconsin's new drunk driving law (enacted in July, 2010) encourages rehabilitative treatment programs for individuals charged with OWI throughout Wisconsin, reducing jail and prison sentences. The law also:
- Makes second and third OWI offenders eligible for probation
- Allows misdemeanor offenders to participate in supervision and alcohol drug treatment in order to reduce time in jail
- Criminalizes first-time DUI offenses when a child under 16 years old is present in the car
- Requires individuals convicted of multiple OWI offenses or first-offense OWI with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .15 or greater to install an ignition interlock device (IID) on their vehicles
- Lengthens sentences for felony drunk driving offenses and requires immediate incarceration for third-offense OWI or greater
Contact Reddin & Singer, L.L.P.
Contact us to schedule a free consultation about your Washington County drunk driving needs right away. We are available to accept phone calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.