Dennis Melowski is 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. He takes seriously the consequences of a third DUI in Wisconsin offense.
Penalty for 3rd OWI in Wisconsin
A conviction for a third DUI in Wisconsin results in mandatory jail time of 45 days to one year; license revocation of two to three years; thousands of dollars in fines; mandatory ignition interlock device; and alcohol counseling. Your breath or blood test result impacts the fine 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)
Most importantly, after a third offense conviction, you will be taken into custody immediately to begin serving your jail sentence. Therefore, success of a Wisconsin DUI lawyer is the only measuring stick in determining the best representation for your third DUI. Different attorneys take different approaches in their practice of this complex area of criminal defense. Most are quick to plead guilty and move on to their next case. They claim success in negotiating meaningless or trivial concessions from the prosecutor. Yet, the DUI conviction remains on your record for life.
Develop your own FAQ (frequently asked questions) when it comes to selecting an attorney.
- 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?
Defense for Third Offense DUI in WI
We are a DUI defense firm with an emphasis on defense. Years of experience and memberships on boards do little to show true success. Claims of minimizing consequences and protecting rights will not lead to acquittals. Aggressive advocacy, creative strategies and pursuit of the facts will.
At Melowski & Singh, we measure success in a third DUI offense not being on your record. We measure success by having no fines or jail time imposed against our clients. We measure success when our clients can continue to operate their car legally with a valid driver's license.