Most people who get a Wisconsin DUI / OWI / drunk driving ticket get a slip that says it is a temporary driving permit. This is usually pink but can be white (or any other color).
Almost hidden on this permit is a notice that you have ten days from the date it was given to ask for a hearing about losing your license.
If it is mailed to you, you get thirteen days from the date of mailing. (If it was mailed to you, save the envelope it came in. It may establish a mailing date later than is printed on the notice.)
Most people stick the temporary driver permit in a pocket in place of a drivers license without really reading through it.
The time limit runs out before they even talk to a lawyer about their DUI / OWI!
Call your lawyer now! If you don't have a lawyer, call our office at the number below.
This loss of license can have extreme consequences because it counts for most insurance like a drunk driving conviction. If you ever get another drunk driving ticket you may be treated as a repeat offender - even if this ticket is dismissed or you are acquitted at trial!
The ten days may be extended, but not by a court or the DMV. I recently had a case where a person received his ten-day notice on December 19. He had until January 8 to file the request because of the way the time limit statutes disregard some holidays and weekends in counting this. (Both Christmas and New Years Day were on Wednesdays, and that mattered!)
For more thoughts on what goes into defending against one of these tickets see my page on how to beat a Wisconsin OWI / DUI / Drunk Driving Ticket.
For information about "field sobriety testing" see that page.
DUI / OWI / DWI / Drunk Driving while Parked in Wisconsin
DUI / OWI / DWI / Drunk Driving Stop in Wisconsin - what to do?
If this is your third offense and you are charged in Dane County see: DUI / OWI Treatment Court Dane County Wisconsin.
DUI / OWI / DWI Drunk Driving Criminal Court in Dane County, Wisconsin - court procedures for criminal OWI / DUI / Drunk Driving cases
DUI / OWI / DWI / Drunk Driving Stop in Wisconsin - what to expect, what to do
DUI / OWI / Drunk Driving Training of Attorney Charles Kenyon in Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin - some of the advanced training in drunk driving defense take by Attorney Charles Kenyon
List of Ignition Interlock Device Providers in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Judicial Sentencing Guidelines for OWI / DUI / Drunk Driving cases by County.
Charles Kyle Kenyon - When Experience Matters
Attorney at Law
5555 Odana Road, Suite 101
Madison, WI 53719-1281
Telephone (608) 276-9642
Former (Elected) District Attorney
Former Assistant State Public Defender
Extensive jury trial experience in cases ranging from traffic to sexual assault / homicide
Thousands of criminal cases since 1979
Appeals in Wisconsin Court of Appeals and Supreme Court
Trainer / presenter / panelist for American Bar Association, National College of District Attorneys, Wisconsin Department of Justice, Wisconsin Public Defender
Certified to administer roadside Field Sobriety Tests in Wisconsin
Graduate Vehicular Homicide / DWI Program, Northwestern University Center for Public Safety
Past-President: Marinette County Bar Association, Door-Kewaunee Bar Association
Life Member: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
Member: Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL)
Member: DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Member: State Bar of Wisconsin, Dane County Bar Association
Admitted to practice: State of Wisconsin, Federal - Eastern District of Wisconsin, Western District of Wisconsin, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
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This page last revised: 02 Mar 2015 08:50:29 -0600 .
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