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4th offense and up OWIs in Wisconsin

Beginning in 2017, your 4th DUI offense in Wisconsin is a Class H felony with minimum penalties that are harsh: 

  • $600- $10,000 in fines
  • Possible lifetime ban on driving privileges without the use of an occupational
  • 1-3 years required ignition interlock device in vehicle if eligible for driving
  • 60 days in jail to 6 years in prison
  • Absolute sobriety required for occupational license if eligible

Additionally, you will need to have SR22 high risk auto insurance. You may also have higher rates for life and health insurance.

Many people do not know that a conviction on your OWI in Dane County can limit international travel. Many countries will ban travel to their countries with a DUI conviction.

If your BAC is over .17, you face even harsher penalties:

  • BAC .17 to .199 - Penalties Double
  • BAC .20 to .2499 - Penalties Triple
  • BAC .25 or higher - Penalties Quadruple

Your 5th or 6th offense in Wisconsin and Madison is are Class G Felonies and a conviction on that carries even more serious penalties still:

  • $600- $25,000 in fines
  • Possible lifetime ban on driving privileges without the use of an occupational
  • 1-3 years required ignition interlock device in vehicle if eligible for driving
  • 6 months jail to 10 years in prison
  • Absolute sobriety required for occupational license

There are similar increased penalties for certain rangers of blood alcohol concentration.

The penalties only increase as the number of OWIs gets higher.

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The penalties will double if you had a minor in your vehicle at the time of your OWI:

  • $1200- $20,000 in fines
  • 120 days to 12 years in jail
  • Possible lifetime ban on driving privileges
  • 4-6 years with a required ignition interlock device in your vehicle
  • Absolute sobriety required for occupational license

Get the defense and hard work that you deserve for your case. Our DUI attorneys at Grieve Law will put you in the best position for your case.

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A Fee-to-Plea™ Lawyer Will Say, “There’s Not Much You Can Do.” Be Wary!

Tactics an experienced DUI lawyer can use to get your charges reduced or dropped:

Your traffic stop was illegal – If there was not a legal reason for the police officer to stop you, you will have grounds to fight your DUI. A good drunk driving attorney will question the officer’s motives. If the officer did not have a reason to pull you over, the officer illegally stopped you and this can lead to a case dismissal.

Time of Test for BAC – Your blood alcohol concentration increases once you stop drinking as it metabolizes in your body. Grieve Law’s DUI attorneys have used this technique to successfully show the courts and juries that our clients BAC was not actually over the legal limit while driving.

Improper Field Sobriety Test – Officers all over the nation, including Wisconsin, are given very specific instructions as to how to perform standardized field sobriety tests. If those procedures are not followed precisely, you will have a case for fighting your Dane County DUI.

Each case is very different, but a Fee-to-plea lawyer will not tell you this. Our team of experienced drunk driving attorneys will review your case and come up with the best way to fight your potential felony conviction.

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A felony conviction on your record can affect every aspect of your life. Our team of former prosecutors at Grieve Law are determined to help you get your felony charges reduced or dismissed. You don’t want to hire someone who does not have the right experience to defend your case. You want the experienced team of DUI attorneys who can prevent a felony conviction.

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