We've blogged before about the serious penalties associated with repeat DUI convictions. The more convictions a person has, the greater the penalties become. Wisconsin residents facing subsequent OWI charges could lose their driver's licenses, pay steep fines, have to install an ignition interlock device and spend time in jail. Anyone who is up against these possible outcomes will need an aggressive DUI defense.
The state of Wisconsin takes drunk driving seriously. The consequences of a conviction for drunk driving charges can be serious and long-term, particularly if it is a repeat offense or if the drunk driving results in injury or death due to a traffic violation or car accident. Wisconsin's state laws are tiered, however, so the consequences for a first offense are much more lenient than for the fourth or fifth offense.