Drunk Driving Penalties for Midwest States
Wisconsin State Journal writer Jason Stein posted the criminal status for drunken driving in the surrounding midwest states. They are as follows:
First and second offenses are class A misdemeanors, third and subsequent offenses are class 4 felonies
First offense is serious misdemeanor, second offense within 12 years is aggravated misdemeanor, third or subsequent offense is class D felony
First and second offenses are misdemeanors, third or subsequent offenses within 10 years are felonies
Fourth-degree drunk driving (no aggravating factors): Misdemeanor
Third-degree drunk driving (one aggravating factor): Gross misdemeanor
Second-degree drunk-driving (two aggravating factors): Gross misdemeanor
First-degree drunk driving (three or more aggravating factors): Felony
Aggravating Factors: (1) any prior drunk-driving offense; (2) driving with an alcohol concentration higher than 0.20; or, (3) driving with a passenger less than 16 years old if the passenger is more than 36 months younger than the driver.
First offense is a municipal offense; the second through fourth offenses are misdemeanor, and the fifth and subsequent are a Class H felony which is punishable by a fine not to exceed $10,000 or a term of imprisonment not to exceed 6 years, or both.
If you are injured in a Milwaukee car accident that was caused by a drunk driver, you may be eligible for compensation. To learn more about your options, contact a personal injury attorney at PKSD for your free case review. Ph: 877-877-2228.