On October 8, police in Oak Creek were dispatched on reports that a car was driving the wrong way down a street, struck a civilian car, and hit a utility pole. According to an article on the Patch, when police arrived on the scene, they arrested a man on “carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm while intoxicated, recklessly endangering safety, hit-and-run, and operating while intoxicated with a passenger less than 16 years of age.”
In the state of Wisconsin, all of the charges brought upon the individual are very serious and can result in consequences that could impact the rest of his life. As residents of the state know, Wisconsin is a concealed carry state, the issue as to whether or not he had valid permits for the two weapons found on him and in his vehicle will determine if this charge stands. Unfortunately, for this individual, even if he did have a valid CCW, being accused of an OWI will results in the DOT moving to revoke the suspect’s drivers license.
Although this man is not a client of Southworth and Stamman, there are many key takeaways that others can use to protect their own freedoms if they find themself in a similar situation. Talking to an attorney as soon as possible after being accused, can ensure that there is a case being put together in your defense and the facts are being collected.
We will explore every viable defense strategy, including challenging the stop, the breath and blood tests, the field sobriety test, and other elements of the arrest and investigation. We will defend your rights in the criminal justice system as well as in the administrative process of defending your driver's license, or lifting a suspension or revocation. To speak to one of our attorney’s today, please call 608-254-9589.