OWI And DUI Penalties In Wisconsin

At Gonzalez Law Office, LLC, in Madison, we are committed to helping our clients avoid the harsh consequences of a OWI/DUI conviction. Our attorneys apply proven defense strategies to help people avoid the fines, suspension of driver’s license and incarceration that come with misdemeanor and felony charges for OWI/DUI offenses.

If you have been accused of drunk driving, the value of hiring a skilled criminal defense lawyer cannot be overstated. Consider these penalties for first, second and third OWI/DUI offenses in Wisconsin:

Fines Suspension Jail/Prison Time
First offense $150 – $300 plus court costs Six to nine months None, unless there are aggravating circumstances
Second offense Up to $1100 plus court costs Up to 18 months Five days to six months
Third offense Up to $2000 plus court costs Two to three years 45 days to a year

As harsh as these consequences are, they can be even worse if aggravating factors are present. Such factors including a minor in the car, or an accident that causes an injury or death.

Felony OWI/DUI Charges

As offenses increase, the penalties only become more severe. A fourth drunk driving offense is a felony charge, punishable by up to $10,000 in fines, up to six years in prison and driver’s license revocation of up to three years.

You Don’t Have To Accept These Penalties Lying Down

The consequences of a drunk driving conviction are harsh, but you don’t have to give up without a fight. Our lawyers are here to stand up for your rights and help you pursue the best possible outcome in this matter. You can reach our Madison law office online or by telephone at 866-282-7892.