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WISCONSIN OPERATING WHILE INTOXICATED

This means that you consumed alcohol, a controlled substance, or some combination of the two to the point where you were incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle at the time of driving.

WISCONSIN OPERATING WITH A PROHIBITED ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION

This means that your alcohol level is at or above the legal limit set for your number of offense at the time of driving.

Except for OWI homicide cases, you may only be charged with these offenses if you were operating the vehicle on a public highway or premises held out for use of the public. This includes all premises owned by employers for use of their employees and all premises in rental housing units of 4 or more.

Operating a motor vehicle includes not only driving it, but also the manipulation of any of the controls required to put the vehicle into motion.

You may be convicted of both OWI and PAC, but the convictions must be joined for purposes of sentencing. So you can't be sentenced for both.

A first-offense OWI/PAC is civil. If convicted, you will have to pay a forfeiture, your license will be revoked, you will be ordered to complete an alcohol assessment, and will have to finish a driver's safety plan. You should be immediately eligible for an occupational license, provided that you haven't had any other suspensions or revocations for any reason within the last year. You cannot go to jail unless you fail to pay you forfeiture on time.

Second through fourth-offense OWI/PACs are criminal misdemeanors. If convicted, you will have to pay a fine, your license will be revoked, there is mandatory jail time, you will be ordered to complete an alcohol assessment, and will have to finish a driver's safety plan. You may be ordered to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. You may also have the vehicle that you were driving when you committed the offense forfeited by the State. For a fourth-offense OWI/PAC, you may be sentenced to probation if you agree to it. You will have a mandatory waiting period before you are eligible for your occupational license.

Fifth offense and higher OWI/PACs are criminal felonies. If convicted, you will have to pay a fine, your license will be revoked, there is mandatory jail time and possible prison time, you will be ordered to complete an alcohol assessment, and will have to finish a driver's safety plan. You will be ordered to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. You may also have the vehicle that you were driving when you committed the offense forfeited by the State. You may be sentenced to probation if you agree to it. If you are sentenced to prison time, you will also have a period of supervised release afterward. You will have a mandatory waiting period before you are eligible for an occupational license.

WISCONSIN OWI LAWS CAUSING INJURY

This is a criminal misdemeanor, even a first offense. If convicted, you may have to pay a fine, your license will be revoked, you may be sentenced to jail, you will be ordered to complete an alcohol assessment, and will have to finish a driver's safety plan. You may be ordered to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. You may be sentenced to probation if you agree to it. You will have a mandatory waiting period before you are eligible for an occupational license. You will be ordered to pay restitution.

WISCONSIN OWI LAWS CAUSING GREAT BODILY HARM

This is a criminal felony, even a first offense. If convicted, you may have to pay a fine, your license will be revoked, you may be sentenced to jail and possible prison time, you will be ordered to complete an alcohol assessment, and will have to finish a driver's safety plan. You may be ordered to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. You may be sentenced to probation if you agree to it. You will have a mandatory waiting period before you are eligible for an occupational license. You will be ordered to pay restitution. If you are sentenced to prison time, you will also have a period of supervised release afterward.

WISCONSIN DRUNK DRIVING HOMICIDE BY OWI/PAC

This is a criminal felony. If convicted, you may have to pay a fine, your license will be revoked, you may be sentenced to jail and possible prison time, you will be ordered to complete an alcohol assessment, and will have to finish a driver's safety plan. You may be ordered to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. You may be sentenced to probation if you agree to it. You will have a mandatory waiting period before you are eligible for an occupational license. You will be ordered to pay restitution. If you are sentenced to prison time, you will also have a period of supervised release afterward.

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