DUI and the Holidays in Waukesha

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DUI is no less serious during the holidays than it is during any other time of year, so let’s take a look at how a drunk driving charge could affect you.

Consequences for DUI in Waukesha and Milwaukee

If you’re accused of drinking and driving, the first thing you need to do is get in touch with a Waukesha DUI lawyer who will carefully listen to the circumstances surrounding your case—and who will begin formulating a plan for your defense right away.

If you’re convicted of DUI, the consequences depend on how many prior convictions you have.

  • First offense: You could lose your driver’s license for up to 9 months and pay costly fines.
  • Second offense: You could spend between five days and six months in jail, lose your driver’s license for 12 to 18 months, and pay fines of up to $1,100. You’ll also be required to use an ignition interlock device at your own expense.
  • Third offense: You could spend between 30 days and one year in jail, lose your license for two to three years, and pay fines of up to $2,000. You’ll also be required to use an ignition interlock device at your own expense. You’ll also be required to use an ignition interlock device at your own expense.
  • Fourth offense: You could spend between 60 days and one year in jail, lose your license for two to three years, and pay fines of up to $2,000. You’ll also be required to use an ignition interlock device at your own expense. You’ll also be required to use an ignition interlock device at your own expense.
  • Fifth or sixth offense: You could spend between six months and six years in jail, lose your license for two to three years, and pay fines of up to $10,000. You’ll also be required to use an ignition interlock device at your own expense. You’ll also be required to use an ignition interlock device at your own expense.

As you can see, the consequences are serious—and that’s why it’s so important to get in touch with a Waukesha drunk driving lawyer who will take the time to get you the best possible outcome.

Do You Need to Talk to a Waukesha Drunk Driving Lawyer?

If you’ve been accused of drinking and driving, call us immediately at 262-650-6700 or 414-383-6700. If it’s easier, contact us online. We answer the phones 24 hours a day, so don’t wait to get the help you deserve.

Carlos Gamino 

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DUI in Waukesha – Gamino Law Offices
By Carlos Gamino

If you’re like many people in Waukesha and Milwaukee, you know that the police will be out in full force during the holidays watching for drunk driversdrugged drivers, and other impaired driving situations.


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