Experienced & Successful Green Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer and Drunk Driving Lawyer
If you have been charged with a crime or with an OWI in Brown County,
(Good results due to using meritorious legal and/or factual defenses!)
Defending Prosecutions of Drunk Driving, Drunken Driving, Drunk Drivers, Operating Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated, Operating Motor Vehicle With Prohibited Alcohol Concentration, Implied Consent / Refusal, and Repeat OWI Offenses (Collectively: “OWI / PAC / IC”).
Most OWI / PAC / IC arrests will result in an OWI / PAC / IC conviction, but not all. There may be constitutional, statutory, and evidentiary defenses to the charges. Every case is unique. An arrestee should obtain legal counsel. Attorney Howe is an experienced operating while intoxicated defense lawyer. He knows Wisconsin OWI and DUI laws. Is he a good drunk driving attorney? Yes! He has assisted over 170 clients charged with OWI-1st, OWI-1st With Passenger Under 16, OWI-2nd, OWI-3rd, OWI-4th, and OWI-5th and above, to obtain acquittals, dismissals, or reductions of the charges to non-OWI/PAC/IC offenses or to lesser-numbered repeat OWI offenses, including:
-Complete Exonerations! Jury Acquittals and Dismissals of all OWI/PAC/IC charges for over 55 clients.
-Charge Transformations! Over 67 clients’ OWI/PAC/IC charges converted to pettier non-OWI/PAC/IC charges as: Parking on Wrong Side of Highway, Inattentive Driving, Violation of Signal, Operating Left of Center, Driving Too Fast For Conditions, Improper Right Turn, Underage Alcohol Consumption, Disorderly Conduct, Disorderly Conduct With a Motor Vehicle, Negligent Operation of Motor Vehicle, and Reckless Driving.
-Felony Reductions! Over 16 clients whose felony OWI-4th/5th+ charges were reduced to misdemeanor OWI-3rd/4th charges, or OWI Causing Injury Subsequent Offender reduced to misdemeanors. Many more clients whose other type of felony OWI charges were reduced to misdemeanors.
-More Jail Avoidance: 13 clients whose criminal OWI-3rd charges were turned into non-criminal OWI-1st; 2 clients whose OWI-2nd charges were turned into non-criminal OWI-1st; 10 clients whose criminal OWI Causing Injury charges were reduced to non-criminal OWI-1st; 1 client whose criminal OWI-1st-With-Minor was reduced to non-criminal OWI-1st.
-Jail Reduction: 11 clients whose OWI-4th charges were reduced to OWI-3rd; 6 clients whose OWI-3rd charges were reduced to OWI-2nd; 1 client’s OWI-6th charge reduced to OWI-5th; 1 client’s OWI Causing Injury reduced to OWI-2nd.
In addition, Attorney Howe assisted 9 clients to obtain reduction of OWI/PAC-Over-.10%-1st charges to PAC-.08-.099%-1st, for which no Intoxicated Driver Assessment & Driver Safety Plan was required (for offenses prior to 7-1-10). Attorney Howe has assisted 84 clients to obtain reduction of OWI/PAC-Over-.15%-1st charges to OWI/PAC-Under-.15%-1st, so that there was no Ignition Interlock Device Order (for offenses since 7-1-10).
These achievements are not intended to imply or create an expectation that similar results could be achieved in your case, but rather to encourage you to review your case with a defense attorney.
Criminal Felony & Misdemeanor Domestic Abuse Charges:
Nobody likes a bully or an abuser. But sometimes police don’t correctly identify the real culprit, and sometimes domestic abuse allegations are based on false or exaggerated accusations by witnesses who have motives to fabricate. Even a misdemeanor domestic abuse conviction will probably result in the loss of the right to bear arms, an often unduly harsh penalty in a region with many hunters, sportsmen and armed forces reservists. It may also have negative child custody implications, and may result in probation supervision and its attendant inconveniences and invasions of privacy. Too many innocent men in Northeast Wisconsin — who were raised from birth not to harm females — have tasted the bitter irony of being unfairly arrested and labeled as a woman-batterer, due to overheated emotions, alcohol intoxication, provocations, rushed investigations, mandatory arrest policies, and political agendas. Many more people who did mistreat their significant other, for which they were truly repentant, read the Criminal Complaint and are shocked to see that the description of their misdeeds is inaccurate and overstated. Such people need a good Wisconsin criminal defense lawyer, who is an experienced lawyer in Green Bay and Brown County.
Attorney Howe has assisted over 63 clients to obtain acquittals, dismissals, and non-prosecutions of their criminal domestic abuse charges, and has assisted another 53 clients to obtain reductions of their criminal domestic abuse charges to non-criminal charges. This is not intended to imply or create an expectation that similar results could be achieved in your case, but rather to encourage you to review your case with a defense attorney.
Battery Charges (Not of the Domestic Abuse Type already discussed):
The law frowns on resorting to violence to resolve conflict. Wrestling and boxing are not illegal in Wisconsin because consent to a battery is a defense to a misdemeanor battery charge. The law does not make consent a defense to a felony battery charge — so one better not intend to or cause injury. There are many kinds of fights – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Examples of the good might involve exercising the legal privilege to use a reasonable amount of force to defend oneself where one did not provoke the attack, or to defend other persons who’d be entitled to defend themselves. When batteries occur in public settings, such as fights in parks, on streets, and in taverns, sometimes the eyewitnesses who the police interview did not look at the fight until after the first punch was thrown. As a result, the guy who defended himself after he was attacked gets described as the guy who started the fight.
Attorney Howe has assisted over 16 clients in obtaining acquittals, dismissals, non-prosecutions or reductions to non-criminal charges of these type of felony and misdemeanor Battery charges. He’s also assisted over 15 clients in obtaining reductions of their felony Battery charges to misdemeanors. This is not intended to imply or create an expectation that similar results could be achieved in your case, but rather to encourage you to review your case with a defense attorney.
Controlled Substances & Drug Charges:
Everybody in the legal system wants people involved in drug abuse and the drug trade to change their ways and not ruin lives. Most judges want to give someone a helping hand, not just punish them. But wars have innocent victims, and the war on drugs does too. Also, this is a type of crime where the defense attorney is often called upon to enforce the Constitution’s Bill of Rights, and particularly the 4th Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. Criminal defense attorneys are law enforcement officers too — enforcing the Bill of Rights!
Attorney Howe has represented many people convicted and sentenced for their criminal drug charges. He has also assisted: over 24 clients to obtain dismissals of their misdemeanor Possession charges (Possess THC, Possess Cocaine); over 21 clients to obtain reduction of their misdemeanor Possession of THC and Possess Illegally Obtained Prescription charges to non-criminal charges; over 15 clients to get their felony drug charges dismissed, reduced to non-criminal violations, or found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect; and over 40 clients to get their felony drug charges reduced to misdemeanors. This is not intended to imply or create an expectation that similar results could be achieved in your case, but rather to encourage you to review your case with a defense attorney.
Sexual Assault Charges & Other Sex Crimes:
These type of charges are among the most stigmatizing. Physical intimacy is a private and personal subject. Such accusations never get made when affection is expressed in a marital relationship, and the further away from a marital context one gets, the more one is likely to run afoul of the law. But sometimes innocent people get accused, and sometimes guilty people get charged with worse crimes than they are actually guilty of. They need a sexual crimes defense attorney like Mark P. Howe, who has represented many people charged with sex crimes.
Attorney Howe has assisted 7 clients to be exonerated of felony sexual assault charges, 7 clients to obtain reductions of their felony sex crimes to misdemeanors, and another 9 clients to get their misdemeanor sex crime charges not prosecuted, reduced to non-criminal charges, or amended to non-sex crime charges. This is not intended to imply or create an expectation that similar results could be achieved in your case, but rather to encourage you to review your case with a defense attorney.
Burglary, Robbery, Felony Theft, Fleeing an Officer, Reckless Endangerment & Other Felonies:
Sometimes the people who commit these acts are young people who were acting totally out of character. They should be given a chance to prove that they acted out of character and not be saddled with a felony conviction for the rest of their lives due to one night’s youthful indiscretion prompted by such things as impairment, peer pressure, and immature judgment. Seventeen-year-olds in Wisconsin are in the dangerous position of being adults when charged with a crime, yet children when the victim of a crime, such that two seventeen-year-olds engaged in a consensual fight or in consensual sexual relations could each be charged with Physical Abuse of a Child or with Fourth Degree Sexual Assault.
Attorney Howe has assisted 28 clients to obtain dismissals, non-prosecutions, and not responsible dispositions, of all of their felony charges, for a variety of felonies not already discussed, such as Burglary, Robbery, Theft, Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Owner’s Consent, Criminal Damage to Property, Endangering Safety by Use of a Dangerous Weapon, Physical Abuse of a Child, Fleeing, Recklessly Endangering Safety, Failure to Comply With Officer’s Attempt to Take Into Custody, Fraud, Hit & Run – Injury, Carry a Concealed Weapon, and Solicitation. He has assisted 40 clients to obtain reductions to misdemeanors of all original felony charges of 1st and 2nd Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, False Imprisonment, Stalking, Burglary, Bailjumping, Conceal Stolen Property, Theft, Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Owner’s Consent, Failure to Comply With Officers Attempt to Take Into Custody, Failure to Pay Support, Possession of Short-Barreled Shotgun, Solicitation to Practice Prostitution, Strangulation & Suffocation, Uttering a Forged Instrument, Intimidation of Victim and Criminal Damage to Property. He has assisted 10 clients to get their felony Fleeing charges reduced to misdemeanors. This is not intended to imply or create an expectation that similar results could be achieved in your case, but rather to encourage you to review your case with a defense attorney.
As for other miscellaneous types of misdemeanor charges not already mentioned, he has helped lots of clients obtain dismissals or acquittals or reductions of all of their charges to non-criminal violations, such as Theft (in last decade: 1 client’s dismissed, 3 clients’ reduced to a non-criminal charge), Criminal Trespass to Dwelling, Criminal Damage to Property, Hit & Run Attended Vehicle (in last decade: 2 clients’ dismissed, 2 clients’ reduced to a non-criminal charge), Obstructing an Officer (in last decade: 1 client’s dismissed, 6 clients’ reduced to a non-criminal charge), Neglecting a Child (1 client’s dismissed), and non-domestic abuse Disorderly Conduct (1 client acquitted by jury). This is not intended to imply or create an expectation that similar results could be achieved in your case, but rather to encourage you to review your case with a defense attorney.
Mark P. Howe
Attorney at Law
414 E. Walnut St.
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54301
Located across from the Brown County Courthouse in the Columbus Building