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Felony OWI Defense In Wisconsin

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Once you’ve reached a fourth OWI charge, you’re facing felony charges and penalties attached to those subsequent offenses. If you haven’t sought out legal defense for previous OWI charges, then you’ll want to now to not only protect your rights but your future. The stakes are even higher, with severe fines and consequences if convicted of felony OWI charges — get yourself an attorney who regularly builds aggressive defense for criminal OWI charges in Wisconsin. Get a free consultation to review your case at Cleghorn Defense TODAY in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Brookfield, Oconomowoc and beyond.

A Fourth OWI/DUI Is A Felony In Wisconsin

Once an offense is made for a fourth OWI, Felony H charges are filed against the defendant. The fines and penalties associated with felony OWI charges are severe, with detrimental consequences to every aspect of life.

Felony charges and penalties for OWI offenses in Wisconsin are severe depending on offense circumstances.

Charges and penalties for fourth OWI include:

  • $435 surcharge
  • Up to $10,000 fine
  • Up to 6 years in jail
  • License revoked for up to 3 additional years
  • Required IID for additional 1-3 years

Charges and penalties for a fourth OWI with minor include:

  • $435 surcharge
  • Up to $20,000 fine
  • Up to 12 years in jail
  • License revoked for up to 3 additional years
  • Required IID for additional 1-3 years

Common OWI/DUI Questions

How long do you go to jail for a fourth OWI?

Depending on the circumstances of your offense, you’re facing anywhere from 60 days to 12 years in jail for fourth OWI convictions. If harm or homicide occurred, those numbers are even higher.

Is a fourth OWI/DUI a felony in Wisconsin?

Yes — and any subsequent OWI offenses come with Felony charges in Wisconsin.

How long does an OWI stay on your record?

Forever, with no opportunity for expungement.