With your fourth DUI comes a much lower legal limit: .02 compared to .08. Not only does this lower alcohol level raise the stakes significantly, it also makes the prosecutor's case much easier to prove. Needless to say, you do not want to be represented by a Wisconsin 4th offense DUI attorney without a proven track record of success in these difficult cases.
Penalty for 4th DUI in Wisconsin
A conviction from a fourth DUI results in 60 days to one year in jail (which you must begin immediately upon conviction), the strong possibility of a three-year license revocation, mandatory ignition interlock device and up to $2,000 in fines, plus hefty court fees. The prohibited alcohol concentration is factored in to the fines as follows:
- Fines double at .17 - .199 (up to $4,000)
- Fines triple at .20 - .249 (up to $6,000)
- Fines quadruple at .25 and above (up to $8,000)
In addition, a fourth DUI within five years of the third DUI conviction becomes a felony, with a potential prison sentence. With so much at stake, you need an Wisconsin 4th offense DUI lawyer with results that are tangible. Intangibles related to experience, board membership and "hand-holding" do not match our track record of real results.
Defense for DUI 4th Offenses in Wisconsin
When selecting a Wisconsin 4th offense DUI lawyer following an arrest for a fourth OWI, develop your own FAQ (frequently asked questions). Ask him or her the following:
- How many cases have you won?
- When was the last case you won?
- How many DUI victories have occurred in court?
- When was your last trial?
"Handling" cases is not equal to securing acquittals in court. Appearances in court are not trials. Success is not about years of experience, Breathalyzer certification or memberships on various boards.
At Melowski & Singh, success for our Wisconsin fourth DUI offense lawyers is an additional DUI offense not showing up on our clients' records. Success for us is no jail time, fines or loss of driver's licenses.
From 2005 to 2011, Dennis Melowski has been recognized as a Wisconsin Super Lawyer by Law & Politics and Milwaukee Magazine for DUI defense, the only 10-time recipient in his field. He is well aware of the serious consequences his clients face.
Contact our Wisconsin DUI lawyers for defense during your 4th offense OWI in Wisconsin!