Wisconsin DUI Attorneys

Craig Mastantuono

817 North Marshall Street

Milwaukee, WI 53202

Phone: (414) 276-8662

Maureen B. Fitzgerald

817 North Marshall Street

Milwaukee, WI 53202

Phone: (414) 276-8662

John A. Cabranes

1442 North Memorial Drive

Racine, WI 53404

Phone: (262) 634-1529

Krueger Rand

301 Grand Avenue

Wausau, WI 54403

Phone: (715) 842-9229

Eric T. Raskopf Attorney at Law

105 East Wisconsin Avenue

Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Phone: (262) 569-8070

Alan T. Tarnowski

103 East College Avenue Lowr

Appleton, WI 54911

Phone: (920) 731-1817

Charles S. Blumenfield

120N1001 West Glen Oaks Lane

Mequon, WI 53097

Phone: (262) 241-5507

Bruce W. Elbert Attorney

210 East Center Street

Juneau, WI 53039

Phone: (920) 386-2505


First Some Nomenclature and Jargon Clarification

In Wisconsin DUIs are referred as OWIs. So don’t think you are off the hook because you got an OWI instead of a DUI. It’s the same thing. The reason for this is that each state has their own drunk driving laws and subsequently have their own acronyms and terminology. For the record, OWI stands for Operating While Intoxicated.

What Happens to First Time Offenders

First off a first time offender is someone who has not received a similar drunk driving infraction in another other state in the United States of America within ten years. Wisconsin generally sends out two tickets for people who have been caught drunk driving. One is called an OWI ticket and the other is a PAC ticket. PAC stands for prohibited alcohol concentration. You have ten working days to address these two ticket and each ticket has identical penalties associated with them.

Under 21 Years of Age:

As usual people under 21 can get OWIs for having a BAC of .02% or greater, which means don’t even take a sip of alcohol and drive in the same day.

What Happens If You Refuse A Test

Apparently in Wisconsin police officers have the right to physically restrain you and make you take a blood, breath or urine test. Sounds somewhat over the top, but each state has their own strange laws and procedures. Generally if you refuse to take a test in Wisconsin your driver’s license will be suspended for one year.