Am I allowed to be driving if I was pulled over and cited for first offense OWI?

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Am I allowed to be driving if I was pulled over and cited for first offense OWI?

I was not informed whether or not I can drive.

Asked on July 14, 2019 under Criminal Law, Wisconsin

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

In most states, as a general rule, you have about 10 days to request a hearing with the DMV from the time of your arrest. After you request a hearing, there is a stay on the suspension, meaning you can drive as if you normally would. The DMV will send you a notice of the determination. Just note, there are 2 suspensions that you get with an OWI. The first is from the DMV and the second is if you are found guilty in court. You should consult directly with a local criminal defense attorney who handles there type cases and go over the detals of your case. They can best advise you further.


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