Choosing a lawyer is difficult. No one is happy to pay legal fees and many people struggle to find the money. You should be concerned that your lawyer cares about you as a person, cares about your case, is willing to devote the time necessary and has the skill to win.
How will you know if your lawyer cares? The answer is fairly simple: does the lawyer take the time to ask you about yourself and does the lawyer listen to the answers?
If we had to sum it up into one sentence, it would be: Get a qualified attorney who cares about you as a person.
The consequences of a drunk driving charge can follow you for years. It not only will affect your right to drive, it will damage your most important possession: your good name. At Mishlove and Stuckert, LLC, we do everything legally possible to protect your career, your family, and your reputation.
Having the best possible defense lawyer on your side ensures that you are able to move on from a DUI/OWI charge.
The drunk driving laws in Wisconsin are complex; many factors need to be present for you to be charged and found guilty.
The government has the burden to prove that you were driving on a highway in Wisconsin while your alcohol level was over the prescribed limit or your ability to drive was affected to a degree that you lost the steady hand and judgment necessary to operate your vehicle.
Good communication between you and your attorney is essential. We want to understand you as a person and how this case will affect your life, your family, your career and your relationships. Unlike most attorneys, we will have a long talk with you about those issues.
We start by getting to know you as a person, and understanding how the case impacts your life. In order to help you preserve your freedom, your career, and your right to drive, we also need detailed information on the events leading to the arrest, as well as what happened when you were in contact with the primary officer. These include but are not limited to the following:
Defending your case successfully involves:
The district attorney may not have all the witnesses he needs to prove his case; he may have evidence that could exonerate you; there may be evidentiary problems in proving your blood alcohol level. There are lots of “maybes.” Having a qualified lawyer by your side ensures that your rights are protected.
Whether or not your case goes to trial, there are legal procedures that may need to be completed. These can include:
If your case is one where a trial is indicated, your attorney must be skilled and experienced in winning OWI DUI cases. Winning strategies include:
Most of all, a winning trial lawyer must have the ability to present your side of the story, present you as a human being and establish a fair and sympathetic relationship with the jury.