Will a DUI Arrest Show Up on My Background Check?
If you have recently been arrested for driving under the influence in Wisconsin, you may be wondering how a conviction could affect your future. From your chances of gaining job opportunities, access to housing, and more, learn how our team at Melowski & Singh, LLC can help.
How Long Will a Wisconsin DUI Stay On My Record?
A DUI will only appear on your record if you’ve been convicted of the crime. If your charges are dropped, the DUI won’t appear on your permanent record. However, even after your court-ordered jail time is completed and your fines are paid, this doesn’t mean your DUI will disappear — it will remain on your permanent record for life.
What if I Gain Multiple DUIs?
Under Wisconsin law, the record of a driver's DUI conviction is kept for ten years. If a driver is convicted of a second DUI within these ten years, it will also be considered a second offense. If the driver is convicted of another DUI 10+ after their first offense, the new DUI conviction will appear as a first offense.
However, Wisconsin has a lifetime look-back policy for third DUIs and above. This means that your prior convictions will never drop off your record. A fourth DUI within five years of the third DUI conviction becomes a felony, with a potential prison sentence.
Why You Need an Aggressive Milwaukee Drunk Driving Attorney
Having a DUI on your permanent record can affect all aspects of your future — from college admissions, career opportunities to securing housing. If you've been charged with a DUI in Wisconsin, you'll need an aggressive DUI/OWI attorney to help fight for your future.
At Melowski & Singh, LLC, we know the life-altering consequences of a DUI conviction. We don't just walk our clients through their cases; we provide aggressive advocacy and develop creative legal strategies to fight their charges and seek favorable results. We can help prevent a DUI charge from ending up on your permanent record. If you need a team that will go above and beyond for your case, call us at (920) 294-1414 today.