Madison DUI & OWI Lawyer

At Nicholson, Gansner & Otis, S.C. we represent people in Madison and throughout the surrounding areas who have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Our law firm is dedicated to achieving the best possible results for people facing an OWI.

We do this by thoroughly exploring all the facts and laws that could affect your case. We begin with the traffic stop, determining whether the officer had a reasonable articulable suspicion to pull over your vehicle. We then look at your conversation with the officer, the field sobriety tests and breath tests administered. When we find problems with the way your case was handled, we use them to strengthen your case. We can answer all your questions about drunk driving in Wisconsin, such as:

  • Should I talk to the police? It is almost never a good idea to talk with the police without a lawyer present — even if you believe that you have nothing to lose. If the police would like to speak with you or if you know that you're being investigated, contact our law firm immediately.
  • Should I skip the breath test? In a OWI situation, many people wonder about making the right decisions. If you skip the breath test, you could lose your right to drive (at least temporarily), but blowing a high number can have more serious consequences. Talk with a lawyer about what is right for you.
  • How do I pick the right lawyer? When choosing a lawyer to handle your case, look for someone with lots of experience. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Ask how many cases your attorney has handled, how many went to trial and what the results were.
  • When should I take action? Prosecutors begin work immediately after a DWI arrest, so it is critical that you begin work immediately too. Don't waste time sitting around and worrying about your arrest. Talk with a lawyer.

Go to our blog to read about the three things you should do when arrested for OWI.

Why it's Important to Act Now

There are many consequences to a Wisconsin OWI offense. In addition to the criminal penalties such as jail time and fines, you may have your driver's license automatically suspended after an OWI arrest.

Nobody expects to find themselves accused of drunk driving, but many otherwise upstanding citizens are wrongly accused or make mistakes. Talk with a Madison DUI attorney about the charges you face. Call Nicholson, Gansner & Otis, S.C. at 608-620-0018 or contact us online for a free 30 minute initial and confidential consultation about your situation.