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Save My License After OWI

You may be wondering "how can I save my license after OWI charges?" A good defense lawyer can help.

Take the right steps to protect yourself now if you’re facing a Wisconsin OWI charge.

The attorneys at Mishlove and Stuckert, LLC, have been rated the #1 OWI law Firm in Wisconsin, making them your best defense against a OWI.

Do I Need a Lawyer?

Hiring a lawyer for your OWI (operating while intoxicated) case is essential to keeping your license. First, make certain you choose a qualified lawyer. OWI cases, also known as DUI or driving under the influence, are complex, and some lawyers are not skilled or experienced in fighting them, even if they handle many guilty pleas. You should seriously consider choosing an attorney who has been consistently successful at fighting cases like yours.

What Is the 10-Day Refusal Hearing Deadline?

In Wisconsin, if you respond with anything other than "yes" when the arresting officer reads you the informing the accused form and requests you submit for testing, you may also be charged with a refusal violation. From the date of the refusal, you have 10 days to request a court hearing on whether your refusal was reasonable. You don't want to miss this deadline—contact the DUI defense attorneys at Mishlove and Stuckert right away for help ensuring your bases are covered.

We Will Build Your Defense

Our attorneys will build the defense for your DUI charge in order to prevent your license being revoked, possible penalties, and conviction. Often those convicted of driving while intoxicated can prevent suspension by agreeing to install an interlock device and follow other suspension protocols. Your lawyer will review all possible defenses:

Blood Sample Retest

Drunk driving arrests in Wisconsin often result in a blood sample being taken to determine your blood alcohol level, but testing errors do happen frequently. It takes a skilled, experienced defense attorney to review not only the one-page government lab report, but also the hundreds of pages of underlying lab records, in order to determine whether a retest of the blood sample is a good idea. A retest might clear you, but if it is done in the wrong way, it might result in a conviction or a suspension of your driver's license.

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Inspect Probable Cause

Any arrest must be based on probable cause. If your motor vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation, the stop must be based on probable cause. A good DUI lawyer knows that the the tests performed on you must meet certain guidelines, so looking a qualified lawyer reviews the police reports, the video tapes, the radio traffic between the squad car and the dispatch. At Mishlove and Stuckert, we have the same training as the police in standardized field sobriety testing, so we know how to find police errors.

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Build Your DUI Court Case

Your DUI lawyer will explain all of the different kinds of hearings that may take place, including: the initial appearance and bail hearing, the pretrial conference, any motion hearing, a court trial, a jury trial, a refusal hearing, an administrative hearing, an appeal from municipal court or an appeal to the appeals court. These are the basic hearings; there are others.

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5-Star Reviews From  Milwaukee, West Bend, Waukesha, and Oshkosh, WI, Clients


Anthony Dell'Aquila

Milwaukee, WI


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I hired Lauren Stuckert in early 2018 for a case that ultimately dragged on for five years due to a variety of factors including Covid. Lauren was reassuring and professional every step of the way. It was clear that she placed a high priority on getting my case resolved. When my case was finally called to trial, I can’t express how impressed I was. Without going into details, she knew when to ask what questions and when to raise what issues. She was a shark when she needed to be while always remaining composed. If you’re searching for an attorney for an OWI case, stop looking. Lauren will fight for you every step of the way and you will get the best possible outcome. I know I certainly did.

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Milwaukee, WI


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I highly recommend Mishlove & Stuckert. I was charged with an OWI in 2019 and due to a backup in the court system, just had my day in court a couple of weeks ago. During the time leading up to my trial, Andrew Mishlove proved to be a fantastic advocate and really seeked to understand the incident and the story behind it. After our preparation, Andrew was able to represent me extremely well in court through compelling presentation of facts and storytelling that provided much needed context for the jury. He is an absolute expert in Field Sobriety testing, so Andrew was able to leverage that knowledge to show the ones performed on me were wrongly administered. Moreover, he was able to ask witnesses strong questions and used their answers to further craft a narrative. He was also a great listener to the prosecution so he was able to address concerns and reservations the jury may have had. Andrew also leveraged his great know-how in court to present himself as credible and trustworthy - both things that he really is. Through my entire trial, I felt confident that I had the best representation out there. With Andrew's assistance, I was found not guilty. I'm elated that Andrew could be my advocate through the justice process. He is a great choice for anyone in similar circumstances to me - I highly recommend Mishlove & Stuckert.

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Andrew Mishlove and Lauren Stuckert

Mishlove and Stuckert, LLC Attorneys at Law

Mishlove & Stuckert, LLC Attorneys at Law has been rated the #1 OWI/DUI law firm in the state by Wisconsin Law Journal Reader Rankings. Our OWI/DUI specialists have been highly rated by organizations including: 

  • Avvo™
  • Super Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell 
  • Better Business Bureau 

To speak with one of our board-certified OWI/DUI defense specialists, request a consultation online or call us at (414) 332-3499.

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"Mr. Mishlove was worth every penny and then some. I would consider him the Michelangelo of the DUI defense world.
He is professional, dedicated, and pours his heart into his job. I would give him 10 stars if I could."
Ronald S.

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