Third OWI Offense Madison Attorney
Consequences for Your 3rd OWI Offense in Madison
Being charged with a DUI for a third time in Dane County or anywhere else in Wisconsin should not be taken lightly. According to the Wisconsin state police, an arrest for a 3rd DUI makes you a repeat offender and the charges you’ll face will be much greater than what they were for your first or second offense DUI charges.
The penalties for a 3rd OWI charge in Dane County include:
- $600-$2000 in fines
- $435 ‘driver Improvement surcharge
- 2-3 year driver’s license revocation
- 1-3 years required ignition interlock device in vehicle
- 45 days to 1 year in jail
- Legal BAC limit set at .02 for the rest of your life
- Travel ban to Canada and problems traveling in the European Union
Consequences increase significantly if your BAC was over .17 at the time of your 3rd DUI arrest in Wisconsin and if there was a minor in your vehicle you are now facing a felony charge with much more severe penalties. And if you refused a field sobriety test, police have the authority to revoke your license immediately for 1-3 years.
Excessive BAC Escalator
- BAC .17 to .199- Penalties Double
- BAC .20 to .2499- Penalties Triple
- BAC .20 or higher- Penalties Quadruple
Arrested with a Passenger Under 16 Years Old
- $1,200-$4,000 in fines
- 90 days to 2 years in jai
- lLicense revocation & IID for 4-6 years in addition to jail time
A 3rd offense OWI is never “just a ticket” in Madison and all of Wisconsin. The officer in your case will tell you about the fines and sentence as though they are a done-deal and accepting the charge and getting on with your life is your only option. The officer does not have your best interests in mind. There are many unique circumstances that impact the way your case plays out in court.
Experienced OWI Attorneys in Madison
The award-winning legal team at Grieve Law is dedicated to helping their Madison and Wisconsin clients get their DUI charges dropped or reduced. We offer a free initial consultation and flexible payment plans, so you or a loved one can get the legal help necessary for a strong defense.