Tag: Drunk Driving

OWI 6th defense

What are the punishments for an OWI 6th? As we previously described, the punishments for an OWI 5th offense are the same as the 6th.  Here are the penalties for a 6th offense OWI conviction: 1 year – 10 years prison (a presumptive minimum of 1.5 years initial confinement applies, but the mandatory minimum is…

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OWI defense (including DWI, DUI)

What are the potential penalties for an OWI? -A first offense OWI penalty is generally a fine. -A second offense OWI penalty ranges from 5 days to 6 months jail. -A third offense OWI penalty ranges from 45 days to 1 year jail. -A fourth offense OWI  is a Class H Felony, carrying with it…

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Injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle

The law – injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle There are a few different crimes that apply when an intoxicated driver injures another individual.  Section 346.63(2)(a) governs simply injuring another person.  That is a misdemeanor offense called operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and causing injury. The topic in this article focuses on a…

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Operating while revoked defense

What is “operating while revoked”?  OWI-related offenses: When an individual operates a vehicle during a period when his license is revoked, and that revocation was the result of an OWI-related offense, he has committed a crime called operating while revoked.  Operating while revoked is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in the county jail, a…

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Prohibited alcohol concentration defense

What is operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration? Section 346.63(1)(b) of the Wisconsin Statues discusses operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration.  The law focuses on an individual who drives or operates a motor vehicle on a public highway while that person has a prohibited alcohol concentration.  Generally the prohibited alcohol concentration is .08 grams of…

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OWI 4th defense

What is an OWI 4th? OWI stands for operating while intoxicated.  This specific article discusses fourth offense OWI charges.  There’s a difference between driving and and operating, defined in section 356.63(3) of the Wisconsin Statutes: (a) “Drive” means the exercise of physical control over the speed and direction of a motor vehicle while it is…

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OWI 5th defense

How do we win my OWI 5th case? If you’re facing fifth offense OWI charges, there are four OWI convictions on your record.  Are all of those drunk driving charges the same?  Surely your answer is no.  Perhaps some of those cases involved traffic stops.  Others may have included civilian observations of you driving, with…

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OWI 2nd defense

What is an OWI 2nd? OWI stands for operating while intoxicated.  This specific article discusses second offense OWI charges.  There’s a difference between driving and and operating, defined in section 356.63(3) of the Wisconsin Statutes: (a) “Drive” means the exercise of physical control over the speed and direction of a motor vehicle while it is in…

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OWI 1st defense

OWI vs. DUI, DWI OWI stands for operating while intoxicated.  It’s a drunk driving charge.  Certainly you’ve heard drunk driving charges referred to by other names: DWI, DUI, and OUI.  Any of those words work to describe a drunk driving charge, but in Wisconsin we typically stick to OWI. A statute explains the difference between…

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OWI 3rd defense

What is an OWI 3rd? An OWI 3rd is a third offense drunk driving charge.  OWI stands for operating while intoxicated.  This specific article discusses third offense OWI charges, which is a unique charge that includes very specific possible penalties.  There’s a difference between driving and and operating, defined in section 356.63(3) of the Wisconsin…

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