A second DUI offense in Wisconsin or OWI (driving under the influence or operating while intoxicated) or “PAC” (prohibited alcohol concentration) carries strict penalties, fines, jail time and suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. Note: Driving with a suspended or revoked license is considered a crime in Wisconsin. A second DUI in Wisconsin with a blood alcohol level under .08 is considered a misdemeanor. (A fourth OWI/DUI offense within 10 years is considered a felony in Wisconsin and the state will seize your car.)
A second DUI/OWI conviction in Wisconsin will result in a 12 to 18 month license revocation.
A person convicted of a second DUI/OWE may face:
Factors affecting sentence. The Wisconsin courts look at the following when determining fines, penalties and jail time:
Plea options in Wisconsin include pleading guilty or no contest to a lesser reduced charge such as reckless driving not involving intoxication or pleading guilty to traffic infractions such as speeding or illegal lane changes.