Drunk driving charges can happen to just about anyone. For instance, consider Milwaukee Brewer Yovani Gallardo. The pitcher was pulled over earlier this month in Milwaukee, and a breath test indicated that his blood-alcohol level was 0.22 percent.
A conviction for driving under the influence can have major repercussions. In addition to serious penalties, including fines and possible loss of liberty, it can impact future employment prospects and will almost certainly lead to a loss of driving privileges. All who face drunk driving charges in Wisconsin are entitled to have their rights protected through a strong DUI defense.
A drunk driving accusation and conviction can lead to fines, jail and a suspended driver's license. Often, authorities will use field sobriety tests to determine if a driver is intoxicated and then use those test results to argue their case in court. Fighting these charges requires a dedicated legal advocate.
A felony DUI charge in Wisconsin can have serious consequences. A conviction on such a charge can lead to the loss of driving privileges, fines or even a lengthy jail sentence if a death resulted from an accident that took place while the driver was intoxicated.
Wisconsin residents who are convicted of drunk driving can face substantial time in custody as well as significant fines, depending on the facts of their case and their prior record. But Dane County is rolling out a new program that may be an option for some of those who are found guilty of DUI.