Answer: First of all, our experience in this firm, we have more drunk driving experience than the vast majority of other law firms. I was the first Regent from Wisconsin appointed to the National College for DUI Defense which summer session is held at Harvard Law School. Moreover, I was the first person here in Wisconsin, as an attorney, to be certified as a field sobriety test instructor. We oftentimes teach both nationally and in this state to other lawyers how to handle these cases. Another thing we did, I was the first person to have what’s called a Successful Collateral Attack case, and wrote an article about how to do these.
What that means is if an attorney did not represent someone in a prior case and that person got a criminal drunk driving, the previous case can be challenged as being uncounseled or without a lawyer. Way back in 1995, we had the first case that established how to do collateral attacks and wrote the article for the Office of the State Public Defender magazine on how to do that. That is currently one of the strongest areas of attack for defense lawyers to date. Some of our cases we’ve been able to get fifth offenders down to first offenders due to them not having attorneys in their previous offenses.