Case Results

At the end of the day, when someone’s accused of a DUI, they’re looking for an attorney who has a record of success. Our Wisconsin lawyers have handled numerous drunk driving cases and have had 1,000+ dismissed or reduced. Read more about our past victories below, and contact Melowski & Singh, LLC at (920) 294-1414 for representation from an aggressive and relentless firm.

  • Dismissal of all Charges in Racine County
    OWI-3rd/PAC-3rd in Racine County. CDL client (CG) was facing the end of his career if he were convicted and Dennis Melowski got all charges dismissed. It started with Dennis successfully challenging a prior out-of-state conviction which got CG's ...
  • Case Dismissed
    OWI - Municipal Court Trial
    According to the police report, officers were dispatched to a gas station for a report of a male who attempted to purchase beer, was turned away because it was past midnight and because the male was intoxicated and making a scene. That was allegedly ...
  • Complete Acquittal in Milwaukee County
    Dennis Melowski obtained not guilty verdicts for his client charged with OWI-1st/PAC-1st in Milwaukee County. Dennis' client was a medical student here on a student visa. A conviction would not only have derailed her promising medical career, it ...
  • Not Guilty Verdicts for OWI-1st Client
    A client who was stopped for unusual driving behavior and who had a breath test result of .10 was found not guilty of all charges in a heavily contested trial. Dennis Melowski's successful cross-examination of the arresting officer significantly ...
  • Not Guilty
    Operating Vehicle With a Controlled Substance
    Waukesha County juries are known for being conservative, so Dennis Melowski's plan of essentially calling three police officers liars as the cornerstone of his defense in CR's case was definitely a risky one. But given most of the overwhelmingly bad ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Operating with a Restricted Controlled Substance
    RF had no idea he was committing a serious crime at the time he was stopped for a minor equipment violation by the State Patrol. Thinking he would just receive a warning and be sent on his way, RF was stunned when the Trooper began aggressively ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Operating With a Restricted Controlled Substance
    Operating with a Restricted Controlled Substance Reduced to Minor City Ordinance Ticket: When BF was involved in an accident she knew she was going to be in a bit of trouble because she did not have a license. However, she thought she would be fine ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Operating With Detectable Amount of Restricted Controlled Substance
    JR was pulled over for speeding around 9:30 PM on a Saturday while driving three friends home from a night out. She informed the officer that she was the designated driver and that she had not been drinking. The officer then had JR step out of the ...
  • Charge Reduced
    OWI - Homicide
    GC's case marked the fifth straight time Dennis Melowski successfully obtained a non-prison sentence for a client in a case that started out as an OWI-Homicide. In cases where lengthy prison sentences are a virtual given, even for first-time ...
  • Charges Reduced
    OWI - Homicide
    It is difficult to describe an OWI-Homicide case as having a successful outcome. After all, an innocent person has died and that fact will never change, regardless of what happens in the end. In addition to the loss of a victim's life, these tragic ...
  • Case Dismissed
    OWI - Homicide
    In the realm of drunk driving charges, there is no offense more serious than homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle. With potential penalties of 25 years imprisonment, 5-year license revocation and a fine of $100,000.00, the stakes don't get ...
  • Charge Reduced
    OWI - Homicide
    In the field of drunk driving defense, there is no more serious charge than OWI-Homicide. With potential imprisonment of 25 years and a fine of up to $100,000.00, the stakes literally can't get any higher. In the vast majority of cases where people ...
  • Charge Reduced
    OWI - Homicide (Second Offense)
    As noted in other entries on the Real Results Tracker, in the realm of drunk driving defense, there is no more serious charge than an OWI-Homicide. With potential penalties of 25 years imprisonment, 5-year license revocation and a $100,000.00 fine, ...
  • Not Guilty
    OWI - Homicide Case
    Shortly before his jury trial on several very serious traffic-related homicide charges, AG was denied his right to present a defense by a Walworth County trial court judge. AG filed an emergency petition to the court of appeals. On the Friday ...
  • Charge Reduced
    OWI - Homicide Client Avoids Prison
    Six of Dennis Melowski's last eight OWI-Homicide* clients have avoided prison and been sentenced to county jail time with work-release. This is a record of success in these difficult cases that simply can't be matched by any other attorney in ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Complete Dismissal of OWI-2nd/PAC-2nd
    Dennis Melowski knew something wasn't right with this case the first time he read the police report. The officer who arrested SH had seen very few signs of impairment prior to having SH submit to a roadside preliminary breath test (PBT), the result ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Complete Dismissal of OWI-3rd/PAC-3rd Case
    AW was called in by an anonymous caller who reported that she was "stumbling" as she got into her car and left a club she had been at. Officers in neighboring jurisdictions were told to be on the lookout for a vehicle matching the description the ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Complete Dismissal of Third OWI
    This is a follow-up to a previous entry on our Real Results Tracker from June of 2017. Last June, Dennis took CR's case to a jury trial in Waukesha County and won not guilty verdicts for charges of OWI-3rd/PAC-3rd and Operating with Restricted ...
  • Charges Reduced
    Criminal Hit and Run
    S.O. smashed into the back of a semi while the driver of the semi was sleeping in the cab. S.O. pulled his car into a nearby parking lot, panicked and left on foot. Officers came to his apartment, and while they suspected drunk driving, they could ...
  • Charges Reduced
    Criminal Paraphernalia and Third OWI
    This case involved the use of synthetic marijuana, or "spice" as it is sometimes referred to. SK was arrested after someone called in his vehicle for weaving all over the road. When the officers found SK's vehicle, it was parked in a turning lane and ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Delivery Client OWI
    MB is employed as a delivery driver for a very well-known package delivery corporation. It's an excellent job, with great pay and benefits, and one that MB couldn't imagine life without. Unfortunately, in this field, any disruption to valid driving ...
  • Not Guilty
    Dennis Melowski Dominates Trial
    Successfully defending a drunk driving charge against an ordinary, publicly anonymous citizen is hard enough. Defending the same charge against a former public official who is largely reviled in his own community is exponentially more difficult. Not ...
  • Dismissal of all Charges
    Dennis Melowski was able to successfully argue to a judge that the arresting officer had no legal basis to stop his client in the first place. As a result, all charges were completely dismissed. Dennis' mastery of Wisconsin's traffic code saved the ...
  • OWI Reduced to Reckless Driving
    1st OWI, Unlawfully Refusing a Chemical Test & Speeding
    JP was pulled over in his driveway for Speeding (65 MPH in a 30 MPH zone). Upon approaching the vehicle, JP denied drinking and then attempted to enter his residence. He was restrained and put in handcuffs. JP now explained that he did not have ...
  • Charges Reduced
    After Two Years There's a Verdict
    The outstanding outcome in WL's** case was no easy feat. WL had been arrested in a county notorious for not plea bargaining drunk driving charges. And for nearly two years, the prosecutor in WL's case refused to budge. A good portion of this time was ...
  • Case Amended
    BAC First Offense Amended to Reckless Driving
    CW was traveling on a motorcycle when his brother, who was on a bike in front of him, wiped out. CW called for an ambulance and despite his good intentions, ended up being arrested for OWI after allegedly failing the field sobriety tests. The ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Boating While Intoxicated
    SL, a commercial pilot, was arrested for Boating While Intoxicated when the DNR stopped his boat for a lighting violation. After the breath test returned a result of .12, SL was issued another charge of Operating a Boat with a Prohibited Alcohol ...
  • Reduced to a Minor Boating Citation
    Boating While Intoxicated
    JP was on a pontoon boat with his family when the boat was stopped by DNR wardens for having blue lights illuminated across the side of the boat at night, which is a violation of the law. They instructed JP to turn off the ignition as he was ...
  • Charges Reduced
    CDL Business Saved
    Since 1999, MK has been the owner/operator of a small trucking business that transports oversized machinery nationwide. It's a very successful business, but one that depends entirely on MK possessing valid CDL privileges at all times. As everyone in ...
  • Charge Reduced
    CDL Client Refuses Chemical Test
    We frequently take over cases from other attorneys after they inform their clients that there is nothing they can do for them and to take whatever crappy offer the prosecutor is willing to make. Interestingly, these other attorneys often hold ...
  • Charge Reduced
    CDL Client With .246 BAC First Offense
    Our client, JJ, has been a truck driver most of his adult life. It's the career he loves and the sole means of providing for his wife and children. So when JJ got arrested for his first-ever drunk driving charge, his immediate concern was for his ...
  • Charges Reduced
    CDL Client with First OWI
    AB was actually referred to Dennis Melowski by one of Dennis' competitors in the Milwaukee area, a somewhat regular occurrence at our firm. Although having an excellent reputation of his own, this attorney though AB would be in better hands with ...
  • CDL Client With First OWI
    JS was another over-the-road truck driver who resided in another state on the east coast. His routes took him all over the country. Like MP, JS was facing the end of his successful trucking business if he was convicted of the drunk driving charges he ...
  • Not Guilty
    CDL Client With First OWI
    JRW's case is yet another victory for a CDL client--the 11th time in just 13 months that a Melowski & Singh CDL client has avoided a drunk driving conviction. Due to a particularly stubborn prosecutor, this case went all the way to a jury trial. ...
  • Not Guilty
    CDL Client with First OWI Offense
    MOS is a young commercial driver with a very bright future. A hard and reliable worker, MOS had become a favorite employee. Then, the unimaginable happened- MOS was arrested for drunk driving. With a blood test of .18, things were dire for MOS. After ...
  • Charge Reduced
    CDL Client's Career is Saved
    MP has been an over-the-road truck driver for years. It's a lucrative business, but one that obviously requires a valid CDL. Had MP been convicted of the OWI or PAC charges he was facing, he literally would have lost everything. Fortunately for MP, ...
  • Charge Reduced
    CDL Client's Career is Saved
    When DAH's drunk driving charge was reduced to the minor traffic offense of Inattentive Driving, he became the twelfth Melowski & Singh CDL client in the last fourteen months to successfully avoid the career-ending consequences of a drunk driving ...
  • Charge Reduced
    CDL Client's Career is Saved
    The case of County of C. v. NLB marked the 13th time in the last 14 months that a Melowski & Singh CDL client beat a drunk driving charge. It is also the 11th time this year alone that one of our clients has successfully avoided the life-altering ...
  • Charge Reduced
    CDL OWI Reduced to Traffic Ticket
    CL was referred to Dennis Melowski by a former sheriff's deputy Dennis had a jury trial with years ago. Cops have a very good sense for who the very best defense attorneys are because they have an opportunity to see their skill level first-hand in ...
  • Charges Reduced
    CDL Refuses Chemical Test
    Yes, ANOTHER of our CDL clients avoided a drunk driving conviction in this case. BF had put his truck in the ditch on a snowy night. He walked to a nearby home for assistance and the police were promptly notified by the homeowner. BF failed the field ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Client Avoids Lifetime CDL Disqualification
    Although only 27, JS was staring down his second drunk driving charge. Because of this, JS was facing lifetime disqualification of his commercial driving privileges. This would not only mean the immediate loss of a well-paying commercial driving job, ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Client Escapes OWI-3rd Conviction
    RG had previously retained our firm to represent him in an OWI-3rd several years ago. We delivered by getting those charges reduced to a non-alcohol related offense. Unfortunately, RG picked up another OWI-3rd earlier this year and naturally came to ...
  • Case Dismissed
    OWI Based Upon Heroin Consumption With Minor in Vehicle
    JR was called in by a citizen for swerving and varying speeds. When the officer got behind JR's vehicle, the vehicle continued to swerve and vary speeds. A traffic stop was initiated, but the officers did not notice any signs of impairment other than ...
  • Charge Reduced
    OWI Could Damage Career Goals
    Our client, QW, had to avoid a drunk driving conviction in this case. His career depended on it. As a senior sales consultant, QW was required to cover an extensive geographic area and he would never be able to meet his job requirements with a ...
  • Charge Reduced
    OWI Driving in Bike Lane
    CW was pulled over for traveling 55 MPH in a 25 MPH zone and weaving in and out of the bike lane. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer alleged CW had difficulty producing his driver's license and that he could not remember his address. Slurred ...
  • Case Dismissed
    OWI Fond du Lac County
    SR was arrested for her second offense OWI. The blood test came back at .102. Unfortunately, this occurred in Fond du Lac County where the District Attorney's Office has a strict policy of not amending OWI cases. The policy left the assigned ...
  • Charge Reduced
    OWI Hit & Run
    "Let's be honest, how much can you really help?" These were the exact words from our client, BJL, when he first sat down and spoke with Attorney Sarvan Singh. It's a fair question when deciding whether or not to hire an attorney. As they sat there, ...
  • Charge Reduced
    OWI Prescription Drugs First Offense
    This was a perplexing case. SH, who was coming home from working as a nurse at a hospital, was called in for weaving all over the road. She was pulled over and performed so poorly on the field sobriety tests that it was one of the worst videos we ...
  • Charges Reduced
    OWI Reduced to Operating Left of Center
    Very few attorneys know the intricacies of Wisconsin's drunk driving laws as well as ours. Even fewer have the litigation skill necessary to leverage that knowledge into truly outstanding results for their clients. GH's case is a great example of the ...
  • Charge Reduced
    OWI Reduced to Reckless Driving
    This case is the perfect example of the lengths to which our firm will go to accomplish our clients' goals. SK came to us charged with her third drunk driving offense. By closely examining the court records from her second offense years earlier, ...
  • Charges Reduced
    OWI With .17 Breath Test Result
    Persistence pays off. That is definitely the moral of CK's case. After litigating this case for more than 18 months, Dennis finally convinced the prosecutor to give his client, an over-the-road truck driver for a major trucking outfit, the deal of a ...
  • Charge Reduced
    OWI-1st With Refusal of Chemical Test
    Despite KS's arrest occurring in a notoriously tough county, Dennis Melowski was able to negotiate an outstanding resolution of his case based on a significant procedural error made by the officer that Dennis was able to uncover that threatened the ...
  • Charge Reduced
    OWI-1st/PAC-1st With .16 Breath Test Result
    You may be sensing a theme. Most of our clients hire us because of very serious employment or professional concerns. And DD is yet another example. Having both a job that required a company vehicle and being a member of the Army Reserves, DD was ...
  • Charges Reduced
    OWI-1st/PAC-1st With .17 Breath Test Result
    RZ owns and operates a successful excavating business that requires a valid CDL. A conviction on the charges he was facing would have ended that. Not only would his CDL have been disqualified, he would not be able to afford the exhorbitant insurance ...
  • Charges Reduced
    OWI-1st/Refusal of Chemical Test
    Talk about a lot at stake. Dennis Melowski's client, RW, has a great job with a large multi-national company that requires him to travel to Canada on a regular basis. It is very dificult to travel to Canada with a drunk driving conviction on one's ...
  • Not Guilty
    OWI-2nd/PAC-2nd With .232 Blood Test
    JS's job was literally on the line in this case. Had the jury found him guilty, he would have been fired the very next day from his lucrative job with an energy company, a job that required him to have a valid CDL at all times. Despite being stopped ...
  • Charge Reduced
    OWI-5TH Reduced to OWI-1ST
    Twelve years ago, MMM had four drunken driving convictions in less than two months. After that, he got clean and turned his life around. But when he picked up another one earlier this year, he was looking at a felony 5 th offense. With his world ...
  • Charges Amended
    OWI-First Offense Amended to Inattentive Driving
    AN was arrested and blew a .09 on a PBT at the scene. However, her blood test returned a result of .078. As noted above in JR's case, many prosecutors will still decide to move forward with these prosecutions and that could very well have happened ...
  • Charge Reduced
    OWI-First Offense Amended to Reckless Driving Ticket
    Officers were dispatched to a residence after the caller stated that BB showed up in his truck, had been drinking and would not leave. The caller said that BB had called and texted so frequently that day that she blocked him and that his snapchats ...
  • Charge Reduced
    OWI/PAC - First Offense With Accident Amended to Reckless Driving
    DM was driving home when he turned left at an intersection and struck the side of an oncoming vehicle. When police arrived, the officer alleged that he noticed DM initially pulled out a credit card instead of his driver's license, had slow and ...
  • Charges Amended
    OWI/PAC Amended to Inattentive Driving for Client with Commercial Driver's License
    This was not an easy case. JT left a festival in his pickup truck and an officer noticed he did not stop at the red flashing lights at an intersection. The officer went to turn around and lost sight of the vehicle momentarily, but then heard a loud ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Possession of THC and Paraphernalia
    KJ was stopped for speeding. After making some initial observations, the officer summoned a K-9 unit to the scene for a drug search of KJ's vehicle. Marijuana and drug paraphernalia were ultimately found and, after allegedly failing some field ...
  • Charges Dismissed
    Possession of THC Case
    KJ was facing several serious drug-related driving charges, as well as criminal charges for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. After going through the squad video evidence with a fine-tooth comb, Dennis Melowski discovered ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Power Lineman Client First OWI
    Dennis Melowski has saved the careers of countless power linemen over the years. A dangerous but very well-paying career, most power line work requires a valid CDL. A drunk driving conviction (with its mandatory CDL disqualification) is typically a ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Prescription Drugs OWI
    Many of our clients have much more at stake than just the court-imposed penalties for an impaired driving conviction. Often, the far greater consequence is on their professional reputation. There may not be a better example of this than our physician ...
  • Charges Amended
    Prescription Drugs OWI
    Prescription drug cases are very difficult. They require a general understanding of how certain chemicals may affect a person’s motor skills. Because of the plethora of prescription medication available, these types of cases require a great deal of ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Second OWI Chemical Test Refusal
    EJ was terrified at the thought of being convicted of his second offense drunk driving charge. In addition to the mandatory jail time, the 1 to 2 year license revocation he was facing, along with mandatory ignition interlock device installation in ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Second OWI Dismissed
    Dennis' victory at this particular motion hearing was extremely satisfying because it was the result of perhaps his most devastatingly effective cross-examination of an officer in his career. Dennis had filed a motion challenging the initial stop of ...
  • Not Guilty
    Second OWI Offense
    DES was facing an OWI-2nd in a county notorious for not amending OWI charges. DES could not afford such a conviction. He needed his license to work and without it, his business would completely collapse. DES had hired another lawyer previously, but ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Second OWI Offense
    Many people believe that if a person wasn't observed driving, they can't be charged with Operating While Intoxicated. Nothing is further from the truth. In fact, many people who contact our office were doing nothing more than sitting in their ...
  • Not Guilty
    Second OWI Offense
    Our client, JB, had a lot riding on this case, a fact Dennis Melowski was well aware of before he even agreed to take it on. JB's job was literally on the line. As an electrician for a large electrical contracting firm, JB was required to drive ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Second OWI Offense
    The stakes couldn't have been much higher for ST in this case. As a CDL holder, ST was facing lifetime disqualification of his commercial driving privileges if he got convicted of the original second offense drunk driving charges he was facing. He ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Second OWI Offense
    A simple fact of life is that people need to drive. In many circumstances, people do it for a living. Truck drivers, sales people, or delivery persons simply don't have the luxury of being without a license for months or years on end. But that's ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Second OWI Offense
    Perhaps no class of drivers is hurt more by a drunk driving conviction than commercial drivers (CDL holders). A first offense results in disqualification of CDL privileges for one year. A second or subsequent conviction results in lifetime ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Second OWI Offense
    In State of Wisconsin v. C.C. , the original charge of OWI-2nd (with a .17 blood test result) was reduced to the non-traffic misdemeanor offense of Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle. This charge will not even appear on the client's driver ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Second OWI Offense
    In State of Wisconsin v. A.G. , two motions were filed on behalf of the client seeking suppression of all evidence against the client due to illegal actions by the police. After a hearing was held, the judge agreed with the defense motions and all ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Second OWI Offense
    When you pick up a second offense OWI charge, it becomes a criminal offense with a mandatory jail sentence. For many people, this is a terrifying realization. It certainly was for our client, JEA. A successful businessman, JEA could not imagine being ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Second OWI Offense
    BAK had finally found the job he was looking for, as a Senior Customer Zone Technician for a telecommunications company. The job paid well, but more importantly, provided excellent health care benefits for BAK and his young family. BAK's friends knew ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Second OWI Offense
    In State of Wisconsin v. S.M. , the original charge of OWI-2nd Offense was reduced to a non-traffic misdemeanor which will not even appear on the client's driver record and carries no revocation or suspension of driving privileges. The remaining ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Second OWI Offense
    Few cases have such an insurmountable set of facts as State of Wisconsin v. TGR . In TGR , the client had an accident, admitted to drinking 7 to 8 beers, failed all the field sobriety tests, provided a blood sample of .266, and was charged with ...
  • Second OWI Offense
    In the case of State of Wisconsin v. B.W. , Attorney Sarvan Singh obtained complete vindication for his client when the jury found him Not Guilty of both OWI-2nd and PAC-2nd. Despite having to contend with a .20 blood test result, Attorney Singh was ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Second OWI With .085 Blood Test
    A second offense drunk driving charge carries significant penalties: mandatory jail time; 12-18 month license revocation; a fine and costs well over $1,000.00; lengthy IID installation; alcohol assessment and counseling; and a permanent entry on the ...
  • Not Guilty
    Second OWI With .10 Blood Test
    The prosecutor in this case made our decision to go to trial a very easy one. He would not agree to reduce AH's drunk driving charge to a lesser offense and would not make any meaningful concessions in the sentence he was seeking. So he lost the case ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Second OWI With .14 Blood Test
    AW was another client whose job depended on avoiding a drunk driving conviction and Dennis Melowski delivered in a major way. In a very difficult county, with an even more difficult prosecutor, Dennis was able to to successfully convince the judge ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Second OWI With .15 Blood Test Result
    If we told you the facts of this case you would not believe that this result was able to be achieved. Suffice it to say, they were very bad, particularly the video evidence. Nevertheless, Dennis was able to leverage an issue regarding the blood ...
  • Not Guilty
    Second OWI With .16 Blood Test
    When SGS left a local gentleman's club after an evening out with a co-worker, he knew he had probably had one too many. Not wanting to make the same mistake that he had made several years earlier when he got arrested for his first DUI, he decided it ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Second OWI With .175 Blood Test
    Dennis Melowski isn't even sure how he got the prosecutor to agree to the resolution in this case. It involved some very difficult facts. Dennis' client, NS, was found passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle in the middle of a county ...
  • Not Guilty
    Second OWI With .20 Blood Test
    Our client, CK, allegedly stumbled out of a bar, drove over some traffic cones and traveled home. Witnesses called 911 and, within 10 minutes, police were knocking on CK's front door. Although CK answered the door, she was immediately arrested for ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Second OWI With .21 Blood Test
    The stakes in this case for our client, WC, couldn't have been much higher. As an over-the-road truck driver, WC was facing lifetime disqualification of his commercial driving privileges if he was convicted of his second offense drunk driving charge. ...
  • Probation
    Seventh OWI
    An OWI-7th is very serious business. It is at this level of offense that a mandatory minimum sentence of 3 years in prison kicks in. The judge has no authority to give anything less, under any circumstance. And 3 years is just the minimum. The ...
  • Reduced Sentence
    Seventh OWI Offense
    Attorney Dennis Melowski obtained an absolutely amazing result for his client in an OWI-7th case. In 99% of cases, this charge alone would carry a lengthy prison sentence if convicted. But the client was in even bigger trouble when he first hired ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Sexual Assault
    While our firm normally focuses exclusively on drunk driving defense, several years ago Attorney Matt Murray represented JS's son who was charged with rape and got the case completely dismissed. Naturally, years later when JS himself was charged with ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Sixth OWI Offense
    Dennis Melowski gets results for his clients that other lawyers simply don't. DDL's case is a perfect example. DDL was charged with his sixth offense OWI (a very serious felony). Even worse, DDL was charged in Washington County, widely regarded as ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Sixth OWI Offense
    Perhaps no case epitomizes the relentless advocacy we provide for our clients more than this one. This case was already the subject of a post in our Real Results Tracker way back on March 1, 2012, when Dennis Melowski convinced a Washington County ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Sixth OWI Offense
    As our Real Results Tracker amply demonstrates, our record of success in defending DUI cases cannot be matched--by anyone. Frankly, it's why we have it: to prove it. But sometimes we outdo even ourselves. Perhaps there is no better example of this ...
  • Case Amended
    Third Offense Amended to Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle
    KK was found asleep in the driver seat of her vehicle, in a ditch, with a half-consumed bottle of vodka next to her. The recordings received from law enforcement were awful. However, because the State had a problem proving whether KK drank before or ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Third Offense With Mandatory 45 Days
    TH's first two offenses were in 1993 and 1995. Unfortunately, after 22 years of being a model citizen, she was recently arrested for a third offense and was now facing between 45 days and 1-year jail and all the other enhanced penalties that come ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Third OWI Dismissed
    This is another fantastic result for one of Dennis' many CDL clients. CG was charged with his third OWI. As he does in every case like this, Dennis closely examined whether there was any way to challenge one of CG's prior OWI convictions, which would ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Third OWI Offense
    In State of Wisconsin v. K.S. , Dennis Melowski convinced the prosecutor to reduce the original charge of OWI-3rd to Inattentive Driving and to dismiss the remaining charge of PAC-3rd (.173 blood test result). The reduced charge of Inattentive ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Third OWI Offense
    Many of our clients get dealt a bad hand. For example, DRO, a commercial driver who was pulled over, argumentative with the cops, and provided a test result of .138. However, DRO's case contained an obscure legal issue that an inexperienced lawyer ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Third OWI Offense
    At Melowski & Singh, often our most important job is helping our clients keep theirs. That's exactly why MAF contacted our office. MAF was facing a third offense drunk driving, and along with it, a lifetime ban of his commercial driving privileges. ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Third OWI Offense
    In the span of several weeks, SMG suffered a serious injury at work, his wife filed for divorce, and to really rub salt in the wound, he picked up his third drunk driving offense. To top it all off, SMG's blood test came back at .314, a result that ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Third OWI Offense
    Around bar time, CP pulled off on a smaller side-street to manipulate his GPS device. An officer passing by pulled him over on the basis that there had been recent burglaries at the business where CP was stopped and also characterized the side-street ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Third OWI Offense
    When someone hires Melowski & Singh to defend their repeat offense drunk driving charge, we not only analyze their present case, we also look back to the client's previous convictions to see if there are any challenges that can be made there, too. ...
  • Charges Reduced
    Third OWI Offense
    After a year of college and four years as an apprentice, B.O. had become a journeyman lineman when he was charged with his third drunk driving offense. The mandatory license revocation would result in him losing his job and possibly his career. He ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Third OWI Offense
    RS was a commercial truck driver and charged with a third offense OWI. He was therefore facing a lifetime disqualification of his commercial driver's license. In the days before the jury trial, after several pretrial hearings attacking the evidence, ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Third OWI Offense
    TG was in big trouble. It was his third offense, his blood test came back at .328, he had rear ended another car, and was also charged with refusing the blood test. The officer also tagged on an Inattentive Driving ticket. He was facing substantial ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Third OWI Offense
    NK had driven off the road, crashed his vehicle into a ditch and suffered very serious injuries. He was airlifted to the hospital where blood was drawn several hours later, returning a borderline result. The prosecution decided they were still going ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Third OWI Offense
    An OWI third offense is very serious charge. A conviction may result in up to a year in jail. That’s why NED hired our firm. He was facing an OWI third offense with a unique set of circumstances: He wasn’t driving the vehicle. In fact, the officer ...
  • Charges Reduced
    Third OWI Offense
    RD hired Matt Murray to represent him on an OWI/PAC - Third Offense wherein he was pulled over for erratic driving and an equipment violation. The officer detected the strong odor of intoxicants, slurred speech and glassy eyes. RB initially admitted ...
  • Charges Reduced
    Third OWI Offense
    RD hired Matt Murray to represent him on an OWI/PAC - Third Offense wherein he was pulled over for erratic driving and an equipment violation. The officer detected the strong odor of intoxicants, slurred speech and glassy eyes. RB initially admitted ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Third OWI Offense
    We all make mistakes when we're young. It happens to the best of us. When that mistake is a drunk driving conviction, that mistake stays with you forever. That's the backdrop for State of WI v. SAP. Back in 1993, SAP picked up two OWI's within a ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Third OWI Offense
    On the morning of the jury trial in State of Wisconsin v. D.D, Dennis Melowski exposed so many weaknesses in the State's case against his client that the prosecutor agreed to reduce the original charge of OWI-3rd (with a .233 blood test result) to ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Third OWI Offense
    When TMR first contacted Dennis Melowski, he told an all-too-familiar story. He had already spoken with several other attorneys who told him there was no hope in trying to fight his OWI-3rd case. There was just too much evidence to overcome--- a bad ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Third OWI Offense in Ozaukee County
    BH was charged with his third offense in Ozaukee County. Ozaukee County is notorious for prosecuting drunk driving offenses to the fullest extent and refused to do much for BH initially. On the other hand, our firm is notorious for defending drunk ...
  • Charges Reduced
    Third OWI With .16 blood test result
    Any criminal defense attorney will agree that often you are left with little choice but to take a case to trial. The problem is that many lawyers will not try drunk driving cases. Regularly, these attorneys simply believe there is no way to contest ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Third OWI With .185 Blood Test Result
    Sometimes cases are just flat-out bad. An attorney can look at it every way imaginable and be left with the undeniable conclusion that the case is simply indefensible. That was exactly the type of case VT had when he walked into our office. Bad ...
  • Charges Reduced
    Third OWI With .186 blood test result
    This was a case Dennis Melowski litigated for 3 years because his client, GL, had a very good job as a sales rep that absolutely required a valid driver's license. Had GL been convicted of the original OWI-3rd charge, he would have lost his job ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Third OWI With .20 blood test result
    BOB was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated, Third Offense. It was a complicated case that involved dreadful driving, an accident, and a blood alcohol level over .20. Along with these aggravated factors was the reality that this took place in a ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Third OWI With .217 Blood Test Result
    JH had a lucrative trade career, which required that he travel throughout Wisconsin and the United States. Unfortunately, an OWI - Third Offense conviction results in mandatory penalties such as a lengthy jail sentence and a lengthy license ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Third OWI With .23 Blood Test Result
    JJ was yet another client who had to avoid a drunk driving conviction to save his job. And he, too, had a very challenging set of facts. Stopped for going more than 25mph over the speed limit and crossing the centerline, these were not even the worst ...
  • Charges Reduced
    Truck Lands in Ditch First OWI Offense
    KE, who was under the age of 21 at the time, put his truck in the ditch when he swerved to miss a deer. He allegedly failed the field sobriety tests when officers arrived and provided a preliminary breath test of .101. The Intoximeter EC/IR II test ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Two Careers Saved
    When you make your living behind the wheel, the one thing you can't be without is a driver’s license. That is the situation for both of Sarvan's clients, BBB and JAW. BBB traverses the Midwest for work and JAW is a commercial driver. Both support ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Felony Bail Jumping
    In State of Wisconsin v. B.S. , Attorney Sarvan Singh successfully convinced the judge to suppress (throw out) the marijuana found on his client that led to a felony bail jumping charge. Attorney Singh was able to successfully persuade the judge that ...
  • Charges Reduced
    Felony Hit and Run
    A lot was riding on this case. Not only would a felony conviction result in SK losing his job, but you can imagine how difficult it would be to find another one. Not only that, but the State was initially seeking probation and 50 days jail along with ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Fifth OWI Offense
    The following result is nearly unheard of. GOB was pulled over for a felony 5 th offense OWI while riding his motorcycle on Highway 10. An elderly gentleman, GOB was petrified at the prospect of prison, which is a near certainty in many fifth offense ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Fifth OWI Offense
    A fifth offense OWI is serious business. As a felony, a conviction can result in a substantial prison sentence, in addition to a host of other consequences that can haunt a person for years. Lengthy license revocation, ignition interlock device and a ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Fifth OWI Offense
    Prison is terrifying. Living in a restricted and confined space, for years at a time, away from your loved ones, is a frightening prospect. And that was exactly what GSK was facing when he contacted our office. GSK was charged with a Felony OWI -5th ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First Drug OWI Offense
    After fighting with the prosecution for more than a year in the case of State of Wisconsin v. L.B. , expert lawyering finally won the day. By raising countless legal and factual challenges, the case was weakened sufficiently that the prosecutor did ...
  • Charges Amended
    First Offense OWI/PAC Amended to Ordinance That Does Not Show-up on Driving Record
    This was also a difficult case. A sheriff's deputy came upon DS' vehicle in the ditch at the intersection of two county highways. DS told the deputy that he swerved to miss another vehicle and DS was visibly impaired on the squad video in addition to ...
  • Charges Amended
    First OWI Amended to Reckless Driving
    KB was in a difficult position. A deputy found her asleep in the driver seat of her vehicle on the side of a county highway. The deputy had to knock several times and yell before KB awoke. The deputy alleged that there was a strong odor of ...
  • Case Dismissed
    First OWI and Drug Possession
    In State of Wisconsin v. I.M. , Attorney Sarvan Singh filed a motion to suppress all of the evidence in his client's case due to the illegal actions of the police. After a very contentious hearing in which the officers were grilled extensively by ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Chemical Test Refusal
    SR has a great job out-of-state that requires her to have fully valid driving privileges at all times. Like many of our clients, SR's job was on the line if she were found guilty of the charges she was facing when she came to us. On top of that, SR's ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Chemical Test Refusal
    This was a case that Dennis was able to resolve so successfully because of the case he won this past summer in the Wisconsin Supreme Court. By crafting a creative legal argument based largely on that decision and extending it to the facts of BE's ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Chemical Test Refusal
    LG was in a very difficult spot when he picked up his first-ever OWI charge. He was so worried about the certain job-loss it would cause that he didn't know what to do when the officer asked him to submit to a blood test. He thought the safest thing ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Chemical Test Refusal
    JF came to our firm with a difficult case. Police were dispatched to two vehicles in a ditch by a caller claiming that both drivers were intoxicated. When police arrived, JF and the other driver ran off into a forest. When the other driver was ...
  • Case Dismissed
    First OWI Chemical Test Refusal
    There are times when a traffic stop just doesn’t smell right. For example, SSS was driving home with three other friends after watching the dirt track races when he was stopped because the front seat passenger supposedly did not have his seat belt ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Chemical Test Refusal
    Our client, SD, came to us with a very difficult set of facts. He had been called in by another driver who followed him all the way to his house. Ultimately the police responded and SD was allegedly found passed out in his driveway. The police ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Chemical Test Refusal
    This case is another example of our complete devotion to accomplishing our clients' goals, regardless of how long it might take. KD's case was more than two and a half years old when we finally worked out the deal that saved his job. Despite heavy ...
  • Charges Reduced
    First OWI Chemical Test Refusal
    As a resident of Illinois, JD was facing severe consequences against his driving privileges in his home state if he were convicted of his first-ever drunk driving charge in Wisconsin. The severity of his situation was compounded by the fact that JD ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Chemical Test Refusal
    As a professional subject to licensing in another state, our client, TRW, had a lot riding on the outcome of this case. A drunk driving conviction would have ruined her professional reputation and haunted her for years to come. TRW's case was ...
  • Case Dismissed
    First OWI Chemical Test Refusal
    There are times when a traffic stop just doesn’t smell right. For example, SSS was driving home with three other friends after watching the dirt track races when he was stopped because the front seat passenger supposedly did not have his seat belt ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Chemical Test Refusal
    This was another outcome that saved the client's career. LJ is a very successful IT consultant. He travels the country helping a variety of businesses with their IT needs. Given his almost constant need to rent cars, a valid driver's license is a ...
  • Case Dismissed
    First OWI Dismissed
    Our client was pulled over for for going 88 MPH in a 70 MPH zone; failed the FST's (at least according to the officer); and had a .09 blood test result. Through a withering cross-examination of the arresting officer, and an even more damaging ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Offense
    3 years ago, Dennis Melowski was able to help JK's twin brother avoid a drunk driving conviction, an outcome that saved his commercial driving career. So when JK picked up a first offense of her own, Dennis was the first person she called. And Dennis ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Offense
    JT would lose his job if his licensed were revoked or suspended. Given what he had to lose, he had to fight his case. Attorney Matt Murray went to work immediately and convinced the judge to stay JT's administrative suspension that occurs prior to ...
  • Charges Amended
    First OWI Offense
    This was a must-win case for our client, JF, whose job required extensive travel, both nationally and abroad. A suspension or revocation of his driving privileges would have placed that job in great jeopardy. And a drunk driving conviction would have ...
  • Case Dismissed
    First OWI Offense
    At the jury trial of City of M. v. S.B. , Dennis Melowski was able to convince a jury to find his client Not Guilty of both Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated and Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Prohibited Alcohol Concentration. Despite ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Offense
    Defending a drunk driving case where the blood test result is over the legal limit can be hard enough. Defending such a case where there are both drugs and alcohol involved is twice as hard. This is exactly the situation presented to us by our ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Offense
    MS hired Attorney Matt Murray to save his career and he delivered in a big way. MS was charged with OWI and PAC in November of last year. The biggest problem for MS was that he desperately needed his license for his job to drive to various work sites ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Offense
    As an employee at a nuclear power facility, our client, JJK, requires a high level of security clearance. A conviction for any type of alcohol-related driving offense would severely jeopardize that. So when JJK picked up his first OWI offense he knew ...
  • Not Guilty
    First OWI Offense
    In Wisconsin, there are certain counties that are notorious for taking a very hard line approach to drunk driving cases. Some of these counties even have a strict "no plea bargain " policy, meaning they will not reduce a drunk driving charge under ...
  • Not Guilty and Lesser Charge
    First OWI Offense
    According to the deputy, KW made an abrupt turn onto a lesser traveled county highway and was traveling at a high rate of speed. He then went onto the gravel shoulder as he turned left onto another county highway with the deputy behind him. He then ...
  • Case Dismissed
    First OWI Offense
    Anyone who reads this blog knows that many of our clients hold a commercial driver's license (CDL). For many families, a commercial license serves as their sole source of income. That was the situation for BNL, a commercial truck driver who travels ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Offense
    One would think that if a person spends nearly sixty-five (65) years working hard, paying taxes and obeying the law, the government, at some point, should give him a break. That was JS. He has been a fruitful and productive member of society his ...
  • Not Guilty
    First OWI Offense
    All jury trial victories are satisfying, but the one in County of M. v. IBA was particularly so. Not only was the victory EXTREMELY important to our client's professional career, it occurred in a county that takes a very inflexible approach to ...
  • Charges Amended
    First OWI Offense
    A.J., also a journeyman lineman, was in a similar position to the post above. Charged with an OWI - First Offense, his career was on the line due to the mandatory license revocation. This was another difficult case, mainly because A.J. had admitted ...
  • Case Dismissed
    First OWI Offense
    The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office was not particularly happy the first time Dennis Melowski got the charges against his client, WK, dismissed in this case, so they tried issuing the charges a second time...almost one year later. ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Offense
    JMH is a young man who made a mistake. Legally, he should not have been drinking. He then displayed further poor judgment by driving. When he noticed red and blue flashing lights in his rear-view, JMH knew he was in trouble. The situation worsened ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Offense
    Another commercial driver, NK, was charged with OWI- First Offense after being pulled over for allegedly squealing his tires. NK adamantly stated that he never squealed his tires. Attorney Murray obtained a copy of the squad video and pointed out ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Offense
    This was a major victory for Dennis Melowski's client, JK. As the head of a local public works department, JK was required to have a valid CDL for his well-paying job. Unfortunately, a drunk driving conviction results in an automatic 1-year ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Offense
    In a departure from how we normally describe the successful outcome of a client's DUI case, we have chosen to let this particular client describe his outcome (and extreme satisfaction) in his own words. This is the review of Dennis Melowski's work ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Offense
    After recently moving to the area, MB was drinking casually at home on his day off when he decided to go to the grocery store. On the way, distracted by his GPS device, MB lost control of his vehicle and hit a tree. When law enforcement arrived, they ...
  • Charges Reduced
    First OWI Offense
    Another CDL client's career was saved in this case. JB was charged with drunk driving and refusing a breath test after being stopped for speeding more than 20mph over the limit. This was a major problem for JB given his employment as a waste disposal ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Offense
    Our client, BAO, had just started a very promising career as an apprentice lineman for a utilities company. It was a well-paying job with excellent benefits. Unfortunately, this job required a valid commercial driver's license, or CDL. A conviction ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Offense
    This was a situation in which MT was taking his prescriptions as prescribed but they had awful side effects, causing terrible driving and terrible field sobriety tests. The side effects were so bad that the officer arrested MT for Operating While ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Offense
    As a heavy equipment operator, RVL knows just how important his commercial driving privileges are. He also knows full well how devastating a drunk driving conviction can be to a commercial driving career. He had heard plenty of stories over the years ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Offense
    Certain counties in Wisconsin are notorious for being tough on drunk driving cases. A handful of counties even have a "no plea bargain" policy, meaning they will not, under any circumstance, agree to reduce a drunk driving charge to a lesser offense. ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Offense
    During the jury trial of State of Wisconsin v. S.F. , attorney Dennis Melowski damaged the State's case against his client so heavily that the prosecutor agreed to reduce the original charge of OWI-1st (with a .17 breath test result) to the minor ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Offense
    In Town of W. v. M.S. , the client was involved in an accident and received four charges: OWI-1st, PAC-1st, Hit and Run, and Failure to Notify Police of an Accident. Through intense investigation and litigation, the prosecution's case began to ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Offense
    At the jury trial of County of S. v D.J., Attorney Sarvan Singh was so successful in dismantling the County's case against his client that the prosecutor offered to reduce the OWI charge (with a .13 blood test result) to Reckless Driving---in the ...
  • Case Dismissed
    First OWI Offense
    As almost any lawyer will attest to, the outcome of a jury trial does not always depend upon the facts of the case. Often, it hinges on the skills of the lawyers in the courtroom. Simply put, a great lawyer can quickly turn a bad case into a good ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Offense
    DGS finally found the job he had been looking for, as a truck driver for a local trucking company. The job paid well and had good benefits. At 27, DGS was embarking on a promising commercial driving career. Unfortunately, the job that DGS worked so ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Offense
    In County of S. v. J.R. , the original charge of OWI-1st was reduced to Reckless Driving and the remaining charge of PAC-1st (.10 blood test result) was dismissed. The client paid a $375.00 fine, but otherwise suffered no consequences as a result of ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Offense
    In Town of B. v. M.P., the client's original charge of OWI-1st (.12 test result) was reduced to a municipal ordinance violation that was non-traffic related. The remaining charge of PAC-1st was dismissed. The client paid a fine, but otherwise ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Offense
    Our client, JFK, was stopped in a Walmart parking lot after an off-duty sheriff's deputy called 911 to report that he was driving erratically. After failing the field sobriety tests on camera, JFK was arrested and taken to the local hospital for a ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Offense
    Like many people, when KES refused to submit to a blood test following his drunk driving arrest, he thought he was doing the right thing to help his case. After all, if the police don't know your blood alcohol level, how can they prove you were ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Offense
    Often, potential clients seek us out because of what they have at stake. Many hire us simply because a drunken driving conviction will land them in the unemployment line. Take for example our client, DRK. DRK works for a utilities company. This means ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Offense
    Our client, CLN, came to us with an OWI-1st in which her breath test result was reported as .13. The case was further complicated by the fact that the police beleived that CLN had been involved in an accident in the parking lot of the tavern she had ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Offense
    In County of W. v. M.K. , the original charge of OWI-1st was reduced to the minor traffic offense of Inattentive Driving. This is a non-alcohol related offense that carries no loss of license. The remaining charges of PAC-1st and Failure to Notify ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Offense
    At the jury trial of County of W. v. J.N. , the jury found the client Not Guilty of both OWI-1st (.11 breath test result) and PAC-1st. During the trial, Attorney Dennis Melowski was able to not only overcome the prosecution's key piece of evidence ...
  • Case Dismissed
    First OWI Offense
    The client in County of M. v. A.J. was found Not Guilty of OWI-1st (.16 breath test result), PAC-1st and was even found Not Guilty of the companion Speeding charge that was the original reason for the stop. Dennis Melowski was able to thoroughly ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Offense
    In County of B. v. M.L., the client was charged with OWI-1st (.13 blood test result), PAC-1st, Operating Left of Center and Failure to Keep Vehicle Under Control. Through some very innovative lawyering, and even more innovative negotiating tactics, ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Offense
    In County of S. v. C.S. , the original charge of OWI-1st was reduced to Reckless Driving and the remaining charge of PAC-1st was dismissed completely. Client avoided an alcohol-related driving conviction and never lost her license for one day.
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI Offense
    In City of A. v. D.K. , charges of OWI-1st and PAC-1st were reduced to the minor traffic offenses of Speeding and Defective Speedometer. Client completely avoided any type of alcohol-related driving conviction and never lost his license for one day.
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .09 Blood Test Result
    This fantastic result for our client, CT, occurred in a Milwaukee County municipality with a well-known reputation for being very inflexible when it comes to negotiating drunk driving cases. But it only took one cross-examination of the arresting ...
  • Case Dismissed
    First OWI With .09 Blood Test Result
    Sometimes clients choose to fight their case because they simply cannot fathom the thought of being a convicted drunk driver. That was primarily the case for our client, LW. Although mostly retired after a successful career in a variety of business ...
  • Charges Reduced
    First OWI With .09 Breath Test Result
    Mission accomplished for our client, JP. As a small business owner, JP is required to travel extensively (in state and out) to meet his company's needs. The mandatory license revocation he was facing for his first-ever drunk driving charge would be a ...
  • Charges Reduced
    First OWI With .10 Blood Test Result
    This was yet another high stakes case with a tremendous outcome. Our client, CR, is an English citizen here in the United States on a work visa as an engineer. An OWI conviction would severely compromise his status and likely would cost him his job. ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .10 Breath Test Result
    As an over-the-road truck driver, our client, XJM, was well aware of the devastating consequences a drunk driving conviction can have on commercial drivers. So when XJM was stopped for failing to stop at a stop sign after having a few beers with a ...
  • Not Guilty
    First OWI With .106 Blood Test Result
    This complete jury exoneration of our client, TB, was another textbook example of a prosecutor overestimating the strength of his case. Because TB was arrested by a very well-trained, 18-year-veteran of the force (an expert, in fact, in both drunk ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .108 Blood Test Result
    The outcome in BP's case is a perfect example of the lengths to which our firm will go in our efforts to obtain exceptional results for our clients. BP's case went on for nearly a year and a half. Through a contested municipal court trial, to an ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .11 Blood Test Result
    This fantastic result was achieved on the eve of MP's jury trial, in a county that is notoriously aggressive in pursuing drunk driving convictions. The prosecutor had already witnessed Dennis do significant damage to his case at a previous motion ...
  • Charges Reduced
    First OWI With .11 Blood Test Result
    This outstanding result was negotiated with a prosecutor who is very familiar with Dennis Melowski's success rate at trial. Knowing that Dennis had already locked the arresting officer in with some very favorable testimony at RI's administrative ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .11 Blood Test Result
    Our client, SA, was absolutely committed to not becoming a convicted drunk driver. As a retired professional with an impeccable reputation in his community, SA could not bear the fact of such a stigma. So Dennis Melowski litigated the case for nearly ...
  • Case Dismissed
    First OWI With .11 Blood Test Result
    There are certain professions where a drunk driving conviction can be particularly devastating. The medical profession is certainly one of them. From suspension of medical license to the loss of hospital privileges to irreparable damage to a ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .11 Blood Test Result
    Often a client doesn't realize how great of a case he or she may have. Like our client, AGG, who thought his case didn't stand a chance. AGG and his buddy put their truck into a ditch and sat there for an indeterminate amount of time drinking some ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .11 Blood Test Result
    This case was a major victory for DG, one of our many out-of-state clients. Had he been convicted of the original drunk driving charges, he would have been facing drastic consequences in his home state, consequences that would have likely led to him ...
  • Not Guilty
    First OWI With .11 Blood Test Result
    This was a major victory for our client, CH. As a former police officer looking to get back into law enforcement, a complete exoneration in court was her only option. The prosecutor was dead set against giving CH any breaks, not only because he did ...
  • Not Guilty
    First OWI With .11 Breath Test Result
    The annual celebration of Thanksgiving is that one time of year when we all sit back and take stock of the important things in life. This yearly ritual rises to new levels of significance when you've just been given a second chance. Just ask our ...
  • Case Dismissed
    First OWI With .12 Blood Test Result
    At 63 years of age with a spotless driving record, a drunk driving arrest was the last thing MDH ever thought would happen to him. It was certainly the furthest thing on his mind when he came up to Wisconsin for a day of boating on Lake Michigan. ...
  • Charges Reduced
    First OWI With .12 Blood Test Result
    Nothing pleases us more than helping a young adult with a promising future avoid the awful stigma of a drunk driving conviction. Beyond the obvious court-imposed penalties, the black mark of a drunk driving conviction can haunt someone for years to ...
  • Case Dismissed
    First OWI With .12 Blood Test Result
    JAS was on his way to watch a concert in Appleton when he was stopped for speeding on Highway 41. When asked by the deputy if he had been drinking, JAS admitted to 6 beers. However, the deputy made no other observations that would suggest JAS was ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .12 Blood Test Result
    Few professions are hit harder by a drunk driving conviction than commercial airline pilots. A drunk driving conviction is viewed as such a black mark for a commercial pilot that it can be a death sentence for a pilot's career. That's the situation ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .12 Blood Test Result
    For the last 7 years, KJB has enjoyed a great job with a large heating and cooling company as a commercial installer. The job requires KJB to drive a company van and travel extensively throughout Wisconsin and the adjoining states. The job pays well ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .12 Blood Test Result
    BU is a commercial driver who spends his days traversing much of the Midwest transporting manufacturing equipment for his employer. When he was charged with a drunk driving in late 2014, the company made its position very clear: You lose your CDL, ...
  • Not Guilty
    First OWI With .12 Blood Test Result
    Attorney Matt Murray's client, KD, was struck by another vehicle while riding his motorcycle. He sustained very serious injuries and was taken to the hospital. An officer came to the hospital to investigate the crash and smelled alcohol coming from ...
  • Not Guilty
    First OWI With .123 Blood Test Result
    This case was destined for trial from the beginning. Not only was RT pulled over in a county that takes a hard-line approach to prosecuting accused drunk drivers, he also had some very difficult facts to overcome. Stopped for excessive speeding, RT ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .125 Blood Test Result
    Often, motorcycle accidents leave lifelong injuries. Take MB for example, who was touring Northern Wisconsin with friends when his bike hit a patch of gravel and veered off the road. Without a helmet, MB suffered grievous injuries to his head and ...
  • Charges Reduced
    First OWI With .126 Blood Test Result
    KG's case involved a serious motorcycle accident and a .126 blood alcohol level. Although the case looked bleak initially, Dennis Melowski was able to leverage some legal issues he uncovered in the case into a fantastic result. The timing of the ...
  • Charges Reduced
    First OWI With .13 Blood Test Result
    Our client, TK, absolutely had to get out of his first-ever drunk driving charge. A conviction would have resulted in the immediate loss of a well-paying over-the-road truck driving job, with little chance of being hired again in the future. In the ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .13 Blood Test Result
    When our client, JMP, was initially stopped by police, the arresting officer immediately conducted a felony arrest because he claimed that JMP's driving was so reckless that it endangered several pedestrians who were standing on a nearby sidewalk. ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .13 Blood Test Result
    SM could not fathom being a convicted drunk driver. As a law abiding citizen her whole life, being cuffed and stuffed in the back of a squad car on the night of her arrest was literally the worst experience she had ever gone through. Add to that her ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .13 Blood Test Result
    CM is employed as an electrical power lineman for a large power and light company in another state. This is a very lucrative profession, but it also requires fully valid CDL privileges. A drunk driving conviction, even a first offense, results in a ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .13 Blood Test Result
    Persistence pays off. This is a principle the attorneys at Melowski & Singh steadfastly adhere to. It also aptly summarizes the outcome in County of M v. TAG. TAG was stopped for allegedly speeding, in one of the most notoriously aggressive counties ...
  • Charges Reduced
    First OWI With .13 Blood Test Result
    As a professional in the insurance industry himself, DH knew better than anyone how catastrophic a drunk driving conviction can be. From years of absurdly high insurance rates to irreparable harm to a professional reputation, DH knew he wanted to ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .13 Breath Test Result
    This business requires a commercial license. Simply put, if he doesn’t have his commercial license, he doesn’t work. So when he was pulled over on his motorcycle and arrested for OWI, he stood to lose everything. Luckily, Attorney Singh had prior ...
  • Charge Amended
    First OWI With .135 Blood Test Result
    FG had a difficult case. He was called in by a store owner stating that FG was driving on his lawn and doing doughnuts in the middle of the road. Police were dispatched and found FD stopped at a traffic light. FG had his foot on and off the brake at ...
  • Charges Amended
    First OWI With .136 Blood Test Result
    This was another case with difficult facts. EB had smashed his vehicle into a guardrail when he swerved to avoid a deer, causing significant damage to both the guardrail and his own vehicle. Having occurred in a rural area, EB left the scene and ...
  • Charges Reduced
    First OWI With .138 Blood Test Result
    This was a major victory for our client, MN. He had been arrested for drunk driving the night before he was scheduled to start a very lucrative new job with a large corporation...a job that required him to have a valid CDL. A drunk driving conviction ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .138 Blood Test Result
    RS was coming home from a wedding in an unfamiliar area. He was radared traveling 40 MPH in a 25 MPH zone, pulled over and put through field sobriety tests after the officer alleged glossy eyes, the odor of intoxicants and that RS nearly dropped his ...
  • Not Guilty
    First OWI With .14 Blood Test Result
    Recently, Dennis Melowski heard from another lawyer that our firm shouldn't expect the same level of success in Milwaukee as in other counties. The lawyer explained that prosecutors don't budge and the juries are unforgiving in drunk driving cases. ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .14 Blood Test Result
    Sometimes drunk driving arrests happen when you least expect them. RDR's case is a perfect example of this. It's also a perfect example of the lengths to which police officers will go to enforce Wisconsin's drunk driving laws in this day and age. ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .14 Blood Test Result
    CM has a successful career as a salesperson in the medical device filed, a job that requires him to drive extensively, both in his home state and Wisconsin. Any disruption to his driving privileges would cost CM his job and would severely hamper his ...
  • Charges Reduced
    First OWI With .14 Blood Test Result
    Few professional reputations can suffer more from a drunk driving conviction than physicians, particularly surgeons. Such a conviction can result in professional discipline, the loss of hospital privileges, and a black mark that will scare off ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .145 Blood Test Result
    This was yet another career-saving outcome for one of our many commercial driving (CDL) clients. For the last 15+ years, our client, DAB, has held an excellent driving position with a nationally-known Wisconsin company. DAB's record of service for ...
  • Not Guilty
    First OWI With .15 Blood Test Result
    Sometimes our clients can say it even better than we can. Here is the 5-star review* that Dennis Melowski's client, MB, posted on the independent lawyer rating website Avvo after Dennis won** his case at a jury trial just two weeks ago: Not Guilty at ...
  • Charges Reduced
    First OWI With .15 Blood Test Result
    This was another case that began with some difficult facts. MK's car had gone off the road and into the snowy median of a busy highway. A deputy county sheriff arrived on scene as MK was attempting to get the vehicle unstuck. After admitting to ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .15 Breath Test Result
    Many people struggle with the idea of hiring a lawyer, and with good reason. They're expensive, there are no guarantees, and there is only so much a lawyer can do with a bad set of facts.That was the issue vexing MC. MC was facing an OWI-1st Offense ...
  • Charges Reduced
    First OWI With .153 Blood Test Result
    This was another outstanding outcome in a case with some difficult facts...for a client with a LOT at stake professionally. Despite a .153 blood test, TH was ultimately convicted of just two minor traffic tickets: Speeding and Inattentive Driving. ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .158 Blood Test Result
    Many people are reluctant to fight their drunk driving case because they view them as cut and dried. Nothing can be done, they think, because their blood test is over the legal limit. This skepticism was true with our client, RJF. RJF thought his ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .164 Blood Test Result
    Our client, TK, came to us with a case that had some very difficult facts. Observed by an officer to be speeding at 2:30 in the morning, TK initially did not pull over in response to the officer's lights. According to the officer, TK traveled more ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .166 Blood Test Result
    As a regional account manager for a major auto parts supplier, MRL's job required him to have valid driving privileges at all times. To drive his company vehicle, to rent cars in other states, and as a general requirement of the company's code of ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .166 Blood Test Result
    RRE has a very good job for a bovine genetics company that requires him to drive extensively throughout rural Wisconsin. Even though he is a very valuable employee with an impeccable work record, his company had made it clear that if he got convicted ...
  • Not Guilty
    First OWI With .17 Blood Test Result
    Our client, SS, is in the early stages of a lucrative career as an electrical power lineman. Unfortunately, when SS was arrested for his first drunk driving offense, that career was in serious jeopardy due to the mandatory one-year CDL ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .172 Blood Test Result
    Despite an accident and a blood test result more than twice the legal limit, our client, RAE, was spared the life-altering stigma of a drunk driving conviction thanks to the shrewd lawyering of Dennis Melowski. Although RAE's case initially looked ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .174 Blood Test Result
    Like all of our CDL clients, RJ could not afford a drunk driving conviction. It would put him out of business. Despite having a blood test result that was more than twice the legal limit, he had to fight the case. There was simply no viable ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI with .177 Blood Test Result
    An attorney's reputation for winning carries a lot of weight in negotiations. In fact, there may be nothing that's more important. The outstanding outcome in this case is a perfect example of that. Facing difficult facts, our client, FF, had to fight ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .18 Blood Test Result
    This was also a case with difficult facts. PW was stopped for leaving the scene of a minor traffic accident. She allegedly failed the field sobriety tests and had a breath test result of .18, more than twice the legal limit. Nevertheless, she had to ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .18 Breath Test
    DG was pulled over at 11:28 PM for traveling 41 MPH in a 35 MPH zone and for traveling over the fog line. She handed the officer her credit card when asked for her driver's license and the officer noticed the odor of intoxicants, red/glassy eyes, and ...
  • Charges Reduced
    First OWI With .182 Blood Test Result
    This was another case where our client needed to avoid a drunk driving conviction at all costs for employment concerns, as his job required him to travel at unpredictable hours and his employer required him to maintain valid driving privileges ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .183 Blood Test Result
    When SRS slid off of an icy country road and into a ditch full of snow shortly after bar time, he thought the worst of his problems was having to shovel himself out in frigid temperatures. That is, until a sheriff's deputy pulled up to ask him what ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .186 Blood Test Result
    This outstanding result almost didn't happen. Although Dennis Melowski had reached a deal with the prosecutor that would completely avoid a drunk driving conviction for his client, KL, the judge responsible for the case bristled at the idea of ...
  • Charges Reduced
    First OWI With .19 Blood Test Result
    Many people simply cannot have a drunk driving conviction on their record. This is especially true for people who work in the medical field, where such a conviction often leads to a loss of accreditation or licensing. This was the case for LL. LL, ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .196 Blood Test Result
    AB came to us with a very difficult set of facts. He was found by the police passed out behind the wheel of a running vehicle parked in a lane of travel and performed poorly on the field sobriety tests, on camera. Despite the bleak outlook, AB had to ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .196 Blood Test Result
    This was an outcome that seemed impossible at the outset of KH's case given the allegations. Repeated lane deviations, poor performance on the filed sobriety tests captured by the officer's squad camera and a very high blood test result of .196 made ...
  • Case Dismissed
    First OWI With .196 Blood Test Result
    JM spoke to several attorneys regarding her case who offered her no hope of avoiding a drunk driving charge, given her .196 blood test result. The best she could do, they told her, was to possibly obtain the minimum period of license revocation upon ...
  • Not Guilty
    First OWI With .198 Blood Test Result
    Prosecutors often leave you no choice. They give you one option- plead to the drunk driving. That's it. And let's be honest, it's not much of a choice. That was exactly what HC was presented with when charged with OWI. Unfortunately, an OWI ...
  • First OWI With .20 Blood Test Result
    This was an amazing result in a case with some very difficult facts. Initially stopped for multiple traffic violations by a veteran police officer (a lieutenant, no less), our client, DP, proceeded to fail the roadside field sobriety tests and blew a ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .208 Blood Test Result
    This was truly a remarkable result given the allegations against our client, KH. Allegedly seen stumbling towards his car by a police officer after leaving a tavern, KH was warned by the officer not to get into his vehicle and drive. After initially ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .21 Blood Test Result
    We know how mistakes in our youth can significantly effect our lives as adults. Knowing this, fixing those youthful mistakes so they don't completely disrupt your future is of critical importance. That's why KLW contacted our office. KLW is a young ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .211 Blood Test
    Officers were dispatched to a report of a red four-door car parked on railroad tracks. Upon arrival, there was no vehicle on the railroad tracks, but there was a red four-door car parked in a nearby parking lot. The officer pulled into the parking ...
  • Case Dismissed
    First OWI With .214 Blood Test Result
    Relentless is a word that is often used to describe our approach to defending our clients' drunk driving cases. We will not be bullied by prosecutors, nor will we be intimidated by judges. Our focus is singular: do anything we ethically can to ...
  • Not Guilty
    First OWI With .22 Blood Test Result
    LT's job was literally on the line in this case. Had the jury found him guilty, he would have been fired the very next day. As the safety director for a large petroleum hauling company, his job required a valid CDL. Despite an impeccable employment ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .23 Blood Test Result
    Imagine the following: a driver behind the wheel passed out; an admission to drinking; failed field sobriety tests; and a blood alcohol level of .23. These facts would flummox most lawyers. But helping our clients out of such a situation is how our ...
  • Charge Reduced
    First OWI With .249 Blood Test Result
    Much of our unmatched success in defending accused drunk drivers is due to our proven ability to completely dismantle and discredit police testimony in court. Often, we must be confrontational with the police to effectively represent our clients, ...
  • Case Dismissed
    First OWI With .25 Blood Test Result
    Dennis Melowski's client, LB, is employed as an electrical power lineman. A very dangerous field, but also one that is very well-paying. This line of work typically requires a valid commercial driver's license or CDL. As most CDL holders are well ...
  • Case Dismissed
    First Time OWI Case Dismissed
    This was an easier case. The Intoximeter EC/IR II result was .05 g/210L. While there were some difficult facts that led the arresting officer to issue the OWI charge in the first place, rather than accepting some type of amended charge, Attorney ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Fourth OWI Offense
    When GAM was arrested for his fourth DUI charge, he was facing some very stiff penalties. In the county where he was arrested, GAM was facing a 6-month jail sentence; a 3-year license revocation; a several thousand dollar fine; 3-year installation of ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Fourth OWI Offense
    A fourth offense OWI is serious business. A typical sentence for such an offense would include a jail term of 6-12 months, 3-year license revocation, ignition interlock device (IID) installation, lengthy probation, alcohol counseling and exorbitant ...
  • Charges Reduced
    Fourth OWI Offense
    JAC first caught the attention of the police when he was seen allegedly making a left hand turn in front of another vehicle, nearly causing a serious accident. Things only got worse from there. It turns out, JAC's license was revoked at the time, ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Fourth OWI Offense
    When BDQ was stopped for driving without his headlights on at bar time, it quickly turned into an arrest for a fourth offense drunk driving charge. This is a very serious offense, typically involving a sentence of several months in jail; 3-year ...
  • Not Guilty
    Fourth OWI With .154 Blood Test Result
    Prosecutors are rarely willing to plea bargain an OWI-4th. In fact, most dig their heels in even more at this level of offense. And that certainly was the case with Dennis Melowski's client, JP. By the letter of the law, JP was plainly guilty of ...
  • Not Guilty
    Headline-Making Victory
    Dennis Melowski's successful defense of former state senator Randy Hopper already made headlines locally and nationally when a jury found him NOT GUILTY of all charges back in March of 2012. But the County of Fond du Lac didn't take that loss too ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Landmark Win in the Wisconsin Supreme Court for Dennis Melowski
    In a landmark decision that will have a statewide impact on drunk driving prosecutions, Dennis Melowski was able to successfully convince the Wiscosnin Supreme Court that his client's .10 blood test result should be thrown out in a prosecution for a ...
  • Charge Reduced
    Medical Client First OWI
    In BA's particular field in the medical profession, OWI convictions absolutely must be avoided. Not only would such a conviction immediately jeopardize his present position, it would haunt him professionally for years. Despite having some very ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Multi-Count Felony
    SJZ was involved in a very serious accident with another vehicle that resulted in numerous serious charges: 2 Counts of Second Degree Reckless Endangerment (felony charges); Operating with a Restricted Controlled Substance in System (marijuana); ...