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Grieve Law is Your Best Chance to Get Charges Reduced or Dropped

DUI Reduced to Reckless DrivingIf you have been cited with an OWI—whether civil or criminal—it is vitally important to hire an attorney who has experience in dealing with issues surrounding one of the key events in your case: the traffic stop. The vast majority of OWI cases begin with a traffic stop. Thus, it is important to know whether the stop was legal. Ordinary traffic violations, such as speeding or a burned out headlight, can serve as the starting point for a costly and burdensome OWI arrest.

However, not all traffic stops are legal.

Traffic Stop Laws

If there are insufficient facts to support the basis for the stop or if the proper procedure wasn’t followed, then there is a chance the key evidence in your case, such as field sobriety tests, chemical test results, or your own statements, could be thrown out. In addition, a stop which is legal at its inception can become illegal if the scope or duration of the stop exceeds its initial purpose and is not justified by additional facts.

How to Reduce Drunk Driving to Reckless Driving or Other Lesser Charges

A good OWI defense attorney will know what issues to look for and will skillfully litigate these issues to get you the best possible outcome. Attorneys at Grieve Law have a track record of successfully challenging illegal traffic stops to get OWI cases reduced or dropped.

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Contact Grieve Law's team of experienced OWI attorneys who can walk you through your OWI case.

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By: Attorney Tom Grieve on 03/06/2020

Tom Grieve is a former prosecutor who now runs a successful Wisconsin criminal defense law firm with offices in Milwaukee, Waukesha and Madison. If are facing new charges initial phone consultations are free: contact online or call 262-786-7100.

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