Protecting Your Driver’s License

One of the most severe consequences of an operating while intoxicated(OWI) conviction in Wisconsin is the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license.

Suspension Without Conviction?

Many Wisconsin residents do not know that in this state, a driver’s license can get suspended before a conviction takes place. It’s true. The Department of Transportation’s civil proceeding after an arrest for OWI is separate from your criminal case. Welch & Schmeiser Criminal Defense Group can advocate for the return of your driving privileges as soon as possible.

Window Of Opportunity

After your arrest, you will get a suspension notice along with a temporary driver’s license good for 30 days. This is where your window of opportunity begins. You have 30 days to request a court hearing to contest the suspension of your license. If you do not act promptly, your license will be suspended for at least nine months, if this is your first conviction. Our firm can represent you at this hearing to give you the best chance possible to reverse your suspension.

Fight Your Criminal Charges

When a lawyer represents you at a suspension hearing, they have an opportunity to learn more about your criminal charge. This information can be used to build your case to fight your criminal charge effectively. You can also call on our firm to help you with license suspensions for issues such as nonpayment of fines or too many points on your driving record. We can give you a full overview of your options to get driving as soon as possible.

Take Action Today

Schedule an initial consultation with Welch & Schmeiser Criminal Defense Group to get your defense started. Give our Madison office a call at 608-661-1054 or contact us online today. We help clients throughout central and southern Wisconsin.