1st Offense OWI & Marijuana Possession Another charge. Another real RESULT.
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
If you have been charged with an OWI in Wisconsin – 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 in Wisconsin. According to the police report, our client’s vehicle was stopped for having an obstructed license plate. Upon investigating the license plate issue, he noticed the odor of freshly burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. He asked our client if she had smoked any marijuana that evening, to which she responded that she had and that she still had marijuana located in the vehicle. Our client was placed under arrest and transported to jail, where she submitted to an evidentiary test of her blood. The result of that test came back as positive for Marijuana. She was then given citations for OWI-1st and Possession of Controlled Substance.
Grieve Law began the process of reviewing this case, as we do all OWI offenses. We obtained the police reports and video. After reviewing the reports, our attorney noticed inconsistencies in the police report. Specifically, photos of the license plate led to doubt that it was actually obstructed – calling into question the legitimacy of the stop.
Our attorney subsequently used this issue as leverage to negotiate a reduction of the OWI charge to a citation for Reckless Driving. With our attorney’s diligent representation, our client was able to keep her record clean of OWIs.
You Are Only Guilty If You Are Convicted
If you have been charged with an OWI, contact Grieve Law and talk to a team of experienced attorneys who have obtained numerous OWI dismissals. Learn more about OWI laws in Wisconsin.