Wisconsin OWI Laws

As the years go on, Wisconsin OWI laws get increasingly stricter. In 2018, Senate Bill 135 under Wisconsin Act 172 was enacted. This bill stated that if you are convicted of a 4th OWI and the conviction occurs within 15 years of your previous OWI, your driving privileges will be revoked for life. If a […]

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OWI Penalties

If your BAC is between .17 and .199 while you are behind the wheel, this is known as an “excessive BAC”. The penalties for a BAC that falls within this range include: -doubled fines -your BAC limit becomes .02 instead of the standard .08 -requirement of the installation of an ignition interlock device for one […]

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Standard Field Sobriety Tests

If law enforcement pulls you over with a suspicion that you are driving under the influence, three standardized field sobriety tests may be administered. The three standardized tests are: One-Leg Stand Test Walk and Turn Test Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) Test These tests are used across the nation in order to establish probable cause for an […]

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What Are the Penalties for a First-Time Owi in Wisconsin?

If you are charged with a first-time OWI in Wisconsin, you will be facing fines, a revocation of your license and the requirement of an ignition interlock device if your BAC was .15 or above. If a minor was in the vehicle, you will be facing jail time. View the official Wisconsin Statutes detailing laws […]

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