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Wisconsin OWI and Traffic Violation Penalties

Understanding the charges against you and the possible penalties

After being arrested for an OWI or other traffic violation, the first thing most people want to know is what the penalties are for their offense.  Whether you are facing points, a fine, jail time or a license suspension, it's important to understand the guidelines for the charges you are facing.

OWI Penalty Chart

If you have been arrested for an OWI charge in Wisconsin, having an experienced attorney on your side can greatly increase the chances of a good outcome.  The penalties for an OWI are some combination of a period of having your license revoked and a fine.  For repeat offenders or very serious offenses involving accidents jail time can be involved as well.  The fines for an OWI can go up to $2,000, and even higher if it's your fifth OWI arrest.  For cases involving harm or death of an accident victim the fines can be as high as $100,000.

To see the full range of OWI penalties including jail time, fines and license revocation, click here.

DOT Traffic Violations and Points

In addition to OWI charges, there are a wide variety of driving infractions that can cause you to have points on your license that can lead to suspension or revocation.  

To see the full range of driving offenses and the penalties that go with them, click here.

Protect your Freedom, License and Future.  Call Tjader Law, Inc Today

If you are facing an OWI charge or having trouble with your license for another reason, it can make your day to day life very difficult.  Michele Tjader has extensive experience defending people from OWI and helping Wisconsin drivers keep their licenses.  For a free initial consultation, contact us online or call today 608-835-6390.