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2nd DUI Attorneys in Wisconsin

Second OWI & DUI Defense Strategy in Milwaukee & Sheboygan

While a first DUI arrest is a noncriminal charge, a second offense brings fines well over $1,000 with jail time up to six months. Add to that license revocation from 12 to 18 months, mandatory ignition interlock and costly alcohol counseling. As you can see, a guilty plea is anything but a bargain.

When you are hiring a professional, you want to know his or her success rate. Many lawyers successfully camouflage a poor or mediocre track record by making generic claims about "experience," how many cases they have "handled," or what boards they belong to, without telling you how many cases they have actually won. There is a very good reason for this: their records are not worth talking about.

In selecting an 2nd DUI Wisconsin attorney following a DUI arrest, why would you settle for anything else than a tangible record of success?

Contact our Wisconsin OWI 2nd offense attorneys today at (920) 294-1414!

How Do Second DUI Penalties Differ From First DUI Penalties in Wisconsin?

The penalties for a second DUI offense in Wisconsin are generally more severe than those for a first offense.

If you are convicted of a second DUI in Wisconsin, you may face the following penalties:

  • A fine of up to $1,100
  • A minimum jail sentence of 5 days, with a maximum of 6 months
  • An ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle for at least 1 year
  • A driver's license revocation for a minimum of 1 year
  • Possible participation in an alcohol assessment and treatment program

It is worth noting that the penalties for a second DUI offense can be enhanced if certain aggravating factors are present, such as having a high blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at the time of the offense or causing an accident that resulted in injury or death. In such cases, you may face even harsher penalties.

It is important to note that the penalties for a first and second DUI offense in Wisconsin can vary depending on the specific circumstances of your case. It is always advisable to seek the advice of a qualified attorney if you have been charged with a DUI in Wisconsin. They will be able to advise you on the best course of action to take and help you try to minimize the consequences of a DUI charge.

How Does a Second DUI Case Differ From a First DUI Case?

A defense case for a second DUI offense may differ from a defense case for a first DUI in a few key ways:

  1. The prosecution may be more aggressive in seeking a conviction for a second DUI offense, as it is considered a more serious crime.
  2. The penalties for a second DUI offense are generally more severe than those for a first offense, so the defense may need to focus on mitigating the potential consequences of a conviction.
  3. The defense may need to address any underlying substance abuse issues in order to try to avoid a harsher sentence. This could involve enrolling the defendant in a rehabilitation program or seeking treatment for addiction.
  4. The defense may need to pay more attention to the specific circumstances of the offense, such as the defendant's BAC at the time of the arrest and any aggravating factors that may have been present.

It is worth noting that the specific strategies employed in a DUI defense case will depend on the specific circumstances of the case and the goals of the defense. A qualified attorney will be able to advise you on the best course of action to take and help you build a strong defense case.

Defenses for Second OWI in Wisconsin

At Melowski & Singh, our definition of success goes beyond "handling cases." We fight to have drunk driving charges dropped or secure acquittals in court. With an understanding of the severe, life-changing consequences of a drunk driving conviction, we litigate when many of our peers are far too quick to "handle" a guilty plea.

Many attorneys boast of their so-called success. However, their results come mainly from negotiating meaningless concessions from the prosecutor. Dennis Melowski — the only one to have been selected 10 times for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers list by Law & Politics and Milwaukee Magazine for DUI defense from 2005 to 2011. His idea of success is a record without that second DUI offense.

We know what's at stake. We match our representation accordingly.

To schedule an appointment with our premier Wisconsin second DUI offense attorneys, contact us at (920) 294-1414.

Not Just Representation, But Results

We Always Pursue the Best Possible Outcome for Our Clients
  • Third OWI With .186 blood test result Charges Reduced
  • CDL Client With .246 BAC First Offense Charge Reduced
  • Second OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • Medical Client First OWI Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .123 Blood Test Result Not Guilty
  • First OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • Operating Vehicle With a Controlled Substance Not Guilty
  • Complete Dismissal of OWI-3rd/PAC-3rd Case Case Dismissed
  • First OWI and Drug Possession Case Dismissed
  • First OWI With .14 Blood Test Result Charges Reduced
  • First OWI With .135 Blood Test Result Charge Amended
  • First OWI With .21 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • Complete Dismissal of Third OWI Case Dismissed
  • Operating With a Restricted Controlled Substance Charge Reduced
  • First OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • OWI - Homicide Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .15 Blood Test Result Not Guilty
  • First OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • First OWI Chemical Test Refusal Case Dismissed
  • Dennis Melowski Dominates Trial Not Guilty
  • OWI Based Upon Heroin Consumption With Minor in Vehicle Case Dismissed
  • First OWI Chemical Test Refusal Charge Reduced
  • Third OWI Offense Case Dismissed
  • Criminal Hit and Run Charges Reduced
  • First OWI With .166 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • Fourth OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .108 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .11 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • Second OWI Offense
  • OWI-1st/Refusal of Chemical Test Charges Reduced
  • First OWI With .198 Blood Test Result Not Guilty
  • Boating While Intoxicated Reduced to a Minor Boating Citation
  • First OWI With .196 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • First Drug OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • First OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .14 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • CDL Refuses Chemical Test Charges Reduced
  • Second OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • CDL Client's Career is Saved Charge Reduced
  • Third OWI Offense Case Dismissed
  • OWI Hit & Run Charge Reduced
  • First OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • OWI Reduced to Operating Left of Center Charges Reduced
  • Sexual Assault Case Dismissed
  • First OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • First Time OWI Case Dismissed Case Dismissed
  • First OWI With .106 Blood Test Result Not Guilty
  • First OWI With .15 Breath Test Result Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .138 Blood Test Result Charges Reduced
  • First OWI With .09 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .158 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .12 Blood Test Result Not Guilty
  • First OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • Sixth OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .166 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • OWI-1st With Refusal of Chemical Test Charge Reduced
  • Second OWI With .14 Blood Test Case Dismissed
  • CDL Client's Career is Saved Charge Reduced
  • Third OWI With .20 blood test result Case Dismissed
  • First OWI With .14 Blood Test Result Not Guilty
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To seek an optimal result in your DUI case, you need the best team to fight the charges. You need a team that develops innovative strategies and delivers aggressive defense. At Melowski & Singh, LLC, we will provide effective counsel throughout your case.

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