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Wisconsin OWI Dismissed Stories

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PBT Refusal

Location: Sheboygan, Wisconsin Outcome: Dismissed! A Recent Pretrial Issue in Sheboygan:             I was working on a case in Sheboygan County Circuit Court and the State wanted to use my client’s choice not to submit to a preliminary breath test against him at trial.  My client was facing an OWI 3rd charge.  He had been pulled over and asked to perform standardized field sobriety tests and following those tests the offi…

1st offense OWI

Location: Brookfield, Wisconsin Outcome: Dimissed!             Recently I had a 1st OWI in Brookfield Municipal Court.  My client had been out that night and drove some of his friends home.  He was not familiar with where they lived as it was attached to the store they owned and not a residential area.  An officer saw my client driving and decided that it was suspicious that he was driving in this area because of the time of night when the stor…

Driving Intoxicated with a Firearm

Location: Waukesha, Wisconsin Outcome: Dismissed! A Recent Jury Trial in Waukesha:             Recently, I took over a case where my client was facing an Intoxicated Possession of a Firearm charge in Waukesha County.  The accusation was that my client went armed with a firearm while she was intoxicated.  She had been pulled over driving her vehicle and issued an OWI 1st citation. Following her arrest the officer searched her veh…

Intoxicated Possession of a Firearm & Trespassing

Location: Waukesha, Wisconsin Outcome: Dismissed! Imagine this: you're fighting with your significant other, you to their home, but don't want to leave your gun in the car that is parked on the street, so you do the logical and seemingly responsible thing: bring the gun inside the house and fall asleep on the bed.  The next thing you know, you are being woken up by police officers shining flashlights in your face. You are arrested and charged.  No field sobriety tests, no blood tests…

Disorderly Conduct & Domestic Abuse

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Outcome: Dismissed! A Recent Jury Trial in Milwaukee Recently, I had a client facing a Disorderly Conduct Domestic Abuse charge in Milwaukee County Circuit Court.  My client was accused of going over to his girlfriend’s house, getting into an argument, becoming violent and leaving. Subsequently, he was arrested and charged with Domestic Abuse Disorderly Conduct. He had previously been out on probation for a Criminal Trespass out of Racine, so a probat…

Wrongful OWI Charge

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Outcome: Dismissed! OWI Case Dismissed When charged with Operating while Intoxicated (OWI), the State bears the burden of proving quite a laundry-list of things. Obviously, one of those factors is that you were intoxicated. More importantly, it is that you were intoxicated at the time you were operating your vehicle. What happens if your vehicle is off when police get to you? Many people view an OWI as an instance where someone is swerving all over the road and…

Domestic Violence

Location: Waukesha, Wisconsin Outcome: Dismissed! When you think about a legal loophole, the thought that typically comes to mind is a person going free on a technicality. Sometimes, the opposite is also true, as it was in a recent situation for a Waukesha woman. My client was charged with Battery, and to make matters worse the District Attorney couched it in terms of domestic violence. Typically, domestic violence stems from a romantic relationship where the two people involved live together,…

Disorderly Conduct with a Motor Vehicle

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Outcome: Dismissed! Grieve Law Gets Disorderly Conduct with Motor Vehicle Charge Dismissed If you have been charged with a criminal or traffic offense, it is crucial to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. The award-winning legal team at Grieve Law has successfully defended OWI and traffic cases and obtained dismissals based upon their skillful and insightful negotiations. Our client was charged with Disorderly Conduct with a Motor Vehicle. According …

OWI Charge

Location: Waukesha, Wisconsin Outcome: Dismissed! It is not very often that police are caught “misleading the readers” in police reports. Body camera and squad car video footage tend to quickly bring out discrepancies in police reports on DUI stops. For this very reason, it is important to take the time to review all the evidence in your OWI case. In this particular instance, police wrote down observations of the driver when the car was first stopped. Police noted the driver had a…

Possession of a Controlled Substance & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Location: Waukesha, Wisconsin Outcome: Dismissed! A Recent Possession and Drug Paraphernalia Case in Waukesha Recently, I had a client facing a Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia charge in Circuit Court. The case was in circuit court because in Wisconsin possession of certain controlled substances in any amount equates to criminal charges. In this case, my client was facing up to a year in jail, the highest penalty possible for a conviction on a misdemea…

DUI Charge

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Outcome: Dismissed! I was recently involved in relatively serious traffic violation. As a result I had police knocking at my door multiple times and were calling very frequently. My family and I were very anxious as the potential outcome could have been disastrous for my family. I called Tom Grieve and he immediately calmed me down by fully explaining the situation I was in and took control immediately. He called the police and as a result they backed down right…

DUI Homicide & Felon in Possession of Firearm

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Outcome: Dismissed! Milwaukee Criminal Defense Attorney Gets Felony Charges REDUCED for DUI Vehicular Manslaughter. My client was involved in a tragic snowmobile accident in which the passenger he was carrying died as the result of injuries she sustained. My client had been drinking, and was therefore facing charges of Homicide by Intoxicated Use of a Motor Vehicle. Fortunately, my client contacted me immediately following the incident, and I convinced the Dist…

Sexual Assault

Location: Juneau County, Wisconsin Outcome: Dismissed! Milwaukee Criminal Defense Attorney Gets Charges DISMISSED with No Jail Time. My client in Juneau County came to me with a story of horror. He had been wrongfully accused of sexually assaulting a minor on multiple occasions along with exposing the minor to hardcore pornography after providing drugs and alcohol. My client swore he never touched the minor. Just the same, he had been charged with numerous sex crimes, including several very s…

DUI Charges

Location: Dodge County, Wisconsin Outcome: Dismissed! When the State WON’T Drop the Charges, We Minimize the Damage There are many ways to beat an Operating While Intoxicated charge. The most sought after outcome is outright dismissal of the charges, but when the State will not agree to dismiss, they can sometimes be persuaded to amend the charge down. In February 2017, after ten months of fighting, Grieve Law’s OWI attorneys convinced the prosecutors in Dodge County to reduce an …

Drugged Driving

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Outcome: Dismissed! Milwaukee Criminal Defense Lawyer Gets Charges Reduced for DUI While High Like many other Wisconsin residents, this Milwaukee DUI client didn’t realized he could get a DUI/OWI for driving while he was high. Wisconsin drunk driving laws define intoxication as a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or higher OR being under the influence of ANY drugs or intoxicants. This client thought the marijuana had worn off enough and he was fine to drive, b…

OWI in a Parked Car

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Outcome: Dismissed! Milwaukee Lawyer Get Charges Dropped for DUI in a Parked Car Have you ever been driving home from a party, a bar, or a restaurant and suddenly realized you probably should not be behind the wheel? You felt fine as you were hugging your friends goodbye, but all of a sudden the lane lines are fuzzy and 45 mph feels like 145. Many of our clients find themselves in this situation, and they decide to do the responsible thing: stop the car a…

1st Offense OWI & Marijuana Possession

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Outcome: Dismissed! If you have been charged with an OWI – either in state or municipal court – it is crucial to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney.  The award-winning legal team at Grieve Law has successfully defended OWI cases based upon successfully challenging the legality of the traffic stop. Our client was charged with OWI-1st and Possession of Marijuana. According to the police report, our client’s vehicle was stopped for…

OWI 1st Offense, PAC 1st Offense & Possession of Marijuana

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Outcome: Dismissed! Our client was charged with OWI-1st, PAC-1st,  and Possession of Marijuana. According to the police report, our client’s license was suspended. Upon investigating the license issue, the officer began an OWI investigation because of an odor of intoxicants and an admission by our client to drinking. According to the police report, our client failed all three field sobriety tests, and also blew over the legal limit on a preliminary br…

OWI-1st, PAC-1st & Unsafe Lane Deviation

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Outcome: Dismissed! If you have been charged with an OWI – either in state or municipal court – it is crucial to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney.The award-winning legal team at Grieve Law has successfully defended OWI cases by challenging the legality of the traffic stop. For instance: A woman came to us after being charged with OWI-1st, PAC-1st, and Unsafe Lane Deviation. According to the police report, she failed all three field sobri…

Second Offense OWI

Location: Waukesha, Wisconsin Outcome: Dismissed! I had a client facing an OWI 2nd charge in Waukesha County Circuit Court. The case was in circuit court because an OWI 2nd in Wisconsin is a criminal charge, whereupon if convicted you face up to 6 months in jail, along with a license revocation, fine, AODA, and ignition interlock requirements. My client had been on her way home and the arresting officer stated he saw her weaving across the center line, tailgating, and speeding.  Subse…

OWI 2nd offense

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Outcome: Dismissed! Recently, I had a client facing an OWI 2nd charge in Milwaukee County Circuit Court. The case was in circuit court because an OWI 2nd in Wisconsin is a criminal charge, whereupon if convicted you face up to 6 months in jail along with a license revocation, fine, AODA, and ignition interlock requirements. Serious penalties, for sure. Remember, though: You Are Only Guilty if Proven Guilty My client had been stopped at a stop sign, and when it …

OWI 1st Charge

Location: Waukesha, Wisconsin Outcome: Dismissed! I had a client facing an OWI 1st charge in Lake County Municipal Court. The case started in Municipal Court and eventually was appealed to the Waukesha County Circuit Court.  In Municipal court we took the case to trial, as my client was found to be under the legal limit and had lost control of his vehicle on a patch of ice. The Judge, however, found that despite the fact my client was under the legal limit and that an Officer testified to…

OWI 1st Offense

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Outcome: Dismissed! How Grieve Law Got This Client’s Milwaukee OWI Dismissed through Pre-Trial Motions In January 2017, an Operating While Intoxicated case in Milwaukee County was dismissed as a direct result of Grieve Law’s work in discrediting the arresting officer’s report and testimony. This case is an excellent example of how attorneys can use pretrial motions to limit or eliminate the prosecution’s evidence against our clients. 1. …

Carrying a Concealed Weapon

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Outcome: Dismissed! When Are Miranda Rights Required? You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. Sounds familiar, right? TV and movie police officers say this all the time, and people think they are entitled to their Miranda rights as soon as they are arrested. Under the law, however, you are only entitled to your Miranda rights if you are in custody and being interrogated. In a Milwaukee County ca…

OWI Arrest

Location: Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Outcome: Dismissed! Our Drunk Driving Attorneys Use Police Officers’ Body Cam Video to Your Advantage Police officers and squad cars are increasingly equipped with video cameras to document arrests and other encounters with police. Sometimes the footage protects officers who are doing their jobs properly. Other times, the evidence supports an innocent victim when an officer fails to report the encounter correctly, either by deliberately lying on the…

2nd Offense OWI, 2nd Offense PAC

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Outcome: Dimissed! If you have been charged with an OWI – either in state or municipal court – it is crucial to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. The award-winning legal team at Grieve Law has successfully defended OWI cases and obtained dismissals based upon successfully challenging the legality of the traffic stop. In this case, our client was charged with OWI-2nd and PAC-2nd. According to the police report, our client failed his field…

OWI 1st Offense & PAC 1st Offense

Location: Waukesha, Wisconsin Outcome: Dismissed! Our client was charged with OWI 1st Offense and PAC 1st Offense after a long night at work. She had stopped at a gas station on her way home to get a drink, and took a few minutes to rest in her car before heading home. The employees at the gas station contacted police out of concern because she had been parked at the gas station for a while. The police arrived to question our client. Our client told the officers of her activities that evening…

OWI 1st Offense, PAC 1st Offense & Failure to Control Vehicle

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Outcome: Dimissed! Our client was charged with an OWI 1st offense, PAC 1st offense, and failure to control vehicle. After a tire on his car went flat, his car went off the road.  He called a tow truck and was waiting for it to arrive when the police came upon him and stopped to see if he needed assistance.  After a short conversation, the police believed our client was under the influence of alcohol and asked him to complete field sobriety tests. Accor…

OWI 2nd Offense

Location: Waukesha, Wisconsin Outcome: Dismissed! Who knew that a 24-hour restaurant would be closed in the wee hours of the morning? Not many people. In an OWI 2nd case that took place in Waukesha County, Attorney Julia Westley successfully argued that her client was illegally stopped by police outside of a 24-hour restaurant, and therefore any evidence following that stop should be dismissed. Following that hearing and the subsequent evidence being suppressed, the State of Wisconsin dismiss…

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