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Penalties for Your 2nd Offense OWI in Madison
Any second offense drunk driving charge is a crime. There are no exceptions. If you are arrested, charged and convicted of a second offense DUI in Dane County you will always be convicted of a crime for the rest of your life. This means when you apply for jobs and get asked the question, “Have you ever been convicted of a crime?” you must answer yes.
The penalties for a 2nd OWI charge in Dane County can include:
- A ticket usually exceeding $800
- A $250 alcohol and drug assessment
- $1,500 driver safety plan
- Loss of your commercial driver’s license or pilot’s license
- Minimum jail time of 5 days up to 6 months
- Ignition interlock device installed in your car
- Your legal limit turns to .02%
- Travel ban to Canada and problems traveling to places like the European Union
In addition to the thousands in fines, potential jail time can be more than an inconvenience. You may lose your job or not be able to see family. An experienced Grieve Law attorney can help get you into a Huber program or house arrest so you can avoid time in a jail cell.
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Huber Programs in Dane County
Just because your county has a Huber program is no guarantee that you’ll be in it. The Huber laws in Wisconsin allow for inmates to be transferred to a facility where they are allowed to leave during the day to either seek employment, maintain their job or care for their children. However, counties with Huber programs all have the basic requirements, which include:
- You must have a residence in the county
- You must be employed
- You must not have been convicted of any violent offense now or in the past
Remember the law considers Huber a privilege, not a right which you’re entitled to. Not only do you have to meet the requirements you county’s program has to have a bed available to accept you, but they often face limited budgets and resources.
House Arrest Instead of Jail Time
The requirements for house arrest or electronic monitoring are similar to those for Huber programs. You must be a resident in the county, have employment and not have been convicted of any violent offense. This comes with very strict rules inmates must obey or they’ll be sent back to jail.
Experienced OWI Attorneys in Madison
Understand the details of 2nd offense DUI charges and consequences with the help of an experienced Grieve Law attorney. We know how to thoroughly investigate your unique case and help get your charges dropped or reduced.
As with all OWI charges, 2nd offense DUI consequences vary depending on the facts and circumstances of your specific case. Don’t face your DUI charges alone. Grieve Law offers free consultation and flexible payment plans so you can afford the very best Wisconsin criminal defense lawyer.