Felony OWI Reduced to Misdemeanor
Our client was arrested and charged with a felony OWI in Dane County. Upon review of the client's driving abstract, Attorney Verhoff recognized one of the prior convictions upon which the prosecution was relying as a basis for counting prior convictions could not be used in the pending case. This was because the earlier conviction transpired in a municipal court that did not have proper jurisdiction over the case. Based on our lawyer's challenge to the use of the prior conviction from municipal court, prosecutors from the Dane County District Attorney's Office were forced to reduce the pending charge from a felony to a misdemeanor. Spared a felony conviction, the client was thrilled.