If you have been arrested for DUI (driving while under the influence) or OWI (operating while intoxicated) in Beloit, you need to act quickly. The consequences of a charge can vary considerably depending on the county you’re in as well as the type of license you have.
If you submitted to a breath test, you have only 10 days from the date of your arrest to request a hearing before the Department of Transportation (“DOT”). The DOT hearing is completely separate from the court process, but affects your ability to drive almost immediately. This makes it critical to contact a criminal defense attorney.
Where you are arrested also affects the punishment you are facing, as each county (and Beloit is in Rock County) has its own DUI/OWI guidelines. These guidelines advise judges on how to sentence people convicted of OWI or DUI. The main factor in sentencing is your blood alcohol content. Beloit’s DUI/OWI guidelines cannot be found online, as Rock County does not follow the same guidelines as the other counties in its judicial district. Contact Attorney Karyn T. Missimer at (262)565-8201 to find out more about Rock County’s DUI/OWI guidelines.
Beloit Criminal Defense
At Missimer Law, S.C., we are familiar with the prosecutors and judges in Rock County. This makes us better able to negotiate pretrial offers and defend you against criminal charges in Beloit, WI. Each county is unique in the way it handles criminal charges, such as, battery, disorderly conduct, reckless endangerment, etc. Therefore when facing criminal charges, make sure you consult with and, ultimately hire, an attorney who is familiar with the district attorneys, judges, and court commissioners in the county in which you are charged.
To hire a criminal defense attorney familiar with the courts and district attorney’s office in Rock County, contact Attorney Karyn T. Missimer today.