Drunk Driving & Traffic Offences

Most people who drive will, at some point, be faced with one or more traffic citations. Whether you are charged with speeding, operating a vehicle while intoxicated or a different traffic violation, the attorneys of Hinkfuss, Sickel, Petitjean and Wieting are skilled at assisting their clients in defending and resolving these kinds of citations at a reasonable cost to the client. Although we often successfully negotiate cases and obtain a satisfactory result for our clients without trial, our attorneys are more than willing to try the case when necessary. Best of all, in nearly all non-criminal traffic cases, we are able to appear on our clients’ behalf, so that our clients never have to see the inside of a courtroom.

Charges for Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) can be either civil (in the case of most first offenses) or criminal. Being charged with an OWI can be a very difficult time for both the individual charged, as well as for his or her family. The attorneys at Hinkfuss, Sickel, Petitjean and Wieting can provide the knowledge, experience, skill and compassion needed to help you and your family get through that difficult situation and time. An arrest or conviction for OWI can have many possible implications including, but not limited to, jail time, fines, suspension or revocation of a driver’s license, ignition interlock, alcohol or drug treatment requirements and insurance issues. Recent changes in Wisconsin’s drunk driving laws have increased the severity of the potential penalties. We will ensure that you have a complete understanding of all possible implications as we defend the case for you.

The attorneys at Hinkfuss, Sickel, Petitjean and Wieting are able to help you analyze your case, determine the options available to you and advise you as to the best course in which to proceed. Our attorneys are skilled litigators and have been successful in getting our clients’ OWI cases completely dismissed without a trial. However, if a trial is not appropriate under the circumstances, we will do everything we can to help you to obtain the best resolution of your case for you and your family. Please call our office if there are any drunk driving or traffic matters that we can assist you with.