OWI and DUI in Waukesha- And What To Expect

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January 16, 2017
The State of Wisconsin takes Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) very seriously. Anyone who is charged with either DUI or OWI faces several administrative and legal penalties for their actions, even if they are not convicted.

If you are charged with DUI, even if you have not gone to court yet, you will have your license suspended for at least six months if it is your first suspected offense. Suspension of your driving privileges will increase to one year if you refuse a chemical test at the scene. If you have been previously convicted of OWI, you can face up to a lifetime suspension of your driving privileges.

There is not a mandatory jail term for first-time convictions of DUI; however repeat offenders will spend time in jail. First-time offenders, however, will face probation, defense driving courses, and alcohol testing and all costs associated with these punishments.

If you have been charged with a DUI, it is important that you seek legal representation from a Waukesha DUI attorney. Your attorney will be able to help you through the administrative hearing regarding your driver’s license and the criminal c\trial associated with the charge.

Your Waukesha DUI attorney will help you build a defense for your case that will provide you with the best possible outcome to the case. There are many different causes for breathalyzer tests to measure high blood alcohol content and your attorney may be able to show why the test was not accurate in regard to your specific case. Your attorney may also have several other defense positions that can help you through this troubling time.

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