Washington County DUI Defense Lawyers
Do Not Fight Your Charges Alone
If you have been charged with drunk driving or you were stopped on I-94 for suspected drunk driving, you may be tempted to handle your own defense. However, a conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) can lead to heavy fines, the loss of your driver’s license and perhaps even jail time.
If you or your child has been charged with DUI, put an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side. At the Thole Law Office, we represent clients in Washington County and the surrounding areas of Minnesota and Wisconsin facing serious criminal charges. Our attorneys understand what’s at stake — we will put our experience to work to protect your rights and future.
The Consequences Of A Drunk Driving Conviction
Even first-time DUI offenders face significant risk if convicted of drunk driving. In addition to heavy fines, you could lose your license for up to one year, or possibly two years depending on your blood-alcohol content (BAC). Blowing over a .20 BAC, having a prior DUI offense on your record or having minors in your car at the time of arrest simply increase the penalties you face, which could include a mandatory minimum of 30 days in jail, installation of an ignition interlock device (at your expense) and collateral consequences such as higher insurance premiums.
If this is your second, third or subsequent DUI, the penalties are even steeper.
Our Stillwater DWI Charge Attorneys Provide Skilled, Aggressive Defense
Our Washington County DUI defense attorneys take immediate action to defend your rights against drunk driving charges, legally called operating under the influence or operating while intoxicated (OUI/OWI) in Wisconsin. We will examine all evidence in your case to determine if:
- Police had probable cause to stop you in the first place
- Any field sobriety tests that were conducted were executed properly
- The Breathalyzer (if you took it) was properly calibrated at the time you took it
All of these factors can be important in having your charges reduced or dismissed.
As a former prosecutor for Washington County, attorney Eric Thole knows the prosecutors handling your case, and he is well respected for his honest, ethical and dedicated representation. He is always fully prepared to defend your rights in court if matters proceed to a trial.
Contact The Thole Law Office
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