While jail may not be an option for a first DUI, a conviction still results in fines, court costs, the loss of driving privileges, alcohol counseling, and potential ignition interlock device. Refusing any tests will lead to a one-year license revocation with a wait time of 30 days to apply for an occupational license and mandatory installation of ignition interlock. Auto insurance rates will also rise drastically, providing that your current provider does not drop coverage. Additional penalties exist for commercial drivers and those under 18.
With so much at stake, why select an attorney who shuffles papers, metaphorically holds your hand and agrees to a quick guilty plea? We are about success. Our Sheboygan first DUI offense lawyers are about results. We are about winning. We do not make generic claims of accomplishment. We back it up with facts.
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How Long Does a DUI Stay on Your Record in Wisconsin?
In Wisconsin, an OWI conviction will stay on both your criminal record and driving record. However, the length of time the DUI stays on each record can differ.
A DUI conviction will stay on your criminal record permanently in Wisconsin. Therefore, your conviction will always show up on a background check, and could potentially affect your ability to obtain certain jobs, housing, or loans. Yet, in some cases, you may be able to petition to have your criminal record expunged or sealed to avoid having such a record for the rest of your life.
On the other hand, a DUI conviction will only stay on your driving record for 10 years in Wisconsin. During this time, law enforcement, employers, and insurance companies can see your conviction, which could affect your ability to obtain certain types of insurance coverage or employment that require a clean driving record. Fortunately, after 10 years, the DUI conviction will no longer appear on your driving record.
Facing a DUI Charge for the First Time? Let Our Firm Help!
Searching the internet or flipping through the Yellow Pages will unveil several law firms that "handle" DUI cases. Many do little more than hold their clients hand while escorting them to an inevitable guilty plea.
The consequences are far too severe to "hold hands," especially when it comes to first-time offenders. Time is of the essence in contacting Dennis Melowski, the founder of our law firm. As one of the top DUI defense lawyers in the state, he has handled landmark cases involving first-time and repeat offenders.
The only hand-holding you can expect at Melowski & Singh is when we hold your hand up in a hopeful victory. Secure the services of an Sheboygan first DUI offense attorney well known as a winner. Contact us at (920) 294-1414.