Wisconsin drunk driving offenses (an OWI - operating while under the influence, or OMVWI - operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated) are a felony offense when the alleged drunk driver has four prior drunk driving convictions or refusals. The penalties for a felony drunk driving offense include mandatory jail time and fines. A court can also include other required forfeitures, such as the convicted person's vehicle. You can refer to Wisconsin sentencing guidelines for more information about the various counties' court sentencing guidelines. Courts can (and often do) sentence people convicted of any drunk driving offense to harsher penalties than are listed on the guidelines.
If a person causes the death of another person or an unborn child by operating or handling a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant or having a detectable amount of a restricted controlled substances in their blood, or if the person has a prohibited alcohol concentration level, they may be charged with vehicular homicide while intoxicated - a class D Felony, unless the person has a prior qualifying conviction, suspension, or revocation, then they may be charged with a class C Felony. [See also Vehicular Homicide]. For a Class C Felony, the penalty is a fine of up to $100,000, or imprisonment of up to 40 years, or both. For a Class D Felony, the penalty is a fine of up to $100,000, or imprisonment of up to 25 years, or both. Free but professional "first-impression" analysis If you are under investigation or have been arrested for any crime, or if you have already been convicted of a crime and believe your conviction to be wrong or your sentence too harsh, please call (608) 350-1004 or email the Attorneys at Tracey Wood & Associates right away. An Attorney at Tracey Wood & Associates will provide you with a brief but professional free "first-impression" analysis of your appeal based on the facts that you are able to convey. You can also submit your case online or email the attorneys.
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