If you are convicted of drunk driving, you face possible suspension of your license, fines and jail time. You will have a criminal record and, depending on your driving record, the court may order you to install an ignition interlock device, attend alcohol counseling classes and may impound your car. Additionally, your insurance premiums will increase.
I’m Waukesha, Wisconsin, DUI attorney Craig Kuhary. If you’ve been arrested for DWI, contact my law office, Walden & Schuster, S.C., to schedule a free consultation and learn how I can help you.
I counsel and defend people arrested on OWI and DUI charges. Regardless of whether it’s your first DUI charge or your second or more, I can often work with the court to get charges reduced.
In general, if convicted of DUI in the state of Wisconsin, the following penalties apply:
In each case, your penalties could double if you have a minor in the car with you at the time of your arrest. Operators of commercial vehicles are considered legally drunk if their blood alcohol content (BAC) is .04 or higher, a lower BAC than that for other drivers. Additionally, the court will order an alcohol assessment in most cases and may seize your vehicle.
An ignition interlock device (IID) works like a breathalyzer and attaches to your car. For the car to start, you must first blow into the IID. If you register over .02, your car will not start. Additionally, the IID records the date and time of each test. In some cases, drivers may be required to periodically blow into the IID while they’re driving. If the IID records a BAC over .02 while you’re driving, the car will shut off. To get an occupational license, you will be required to install an IID at your own expense.
A DUI conviction can create a number of legal and financial complications in a person’s life. Before agreeing to a plea bargain, contact me, OWI/DUI/DWI defense attorney Craig Kuhary today to discuss your case and learn how I can help you.
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