Most DUI offenses in Milwaukee are considered misdemeanors. But make no mistake – a misdemeanor DUI conviction can completely uproot your life and destroy your finances. 

First-time DUI offenders face a multitude of consequences, including:

If you are convicted of driving under the influence, your license may be suspended or revoked. The main difference between the two is the severity of punishment if you violate their terms. Driving on a suspended license is considered a civil charge, meaning you will probably only be fined. By contrast, driving on a revoked license can lead to jail time. In addition, Wisconsin residents are required to have SR-22 high-risk auto insurance in order to have a revoked license reinstated.

You must contact a DUI attorney within ten days of your initial arrest and suspension in order to file a request for an administrative hearing with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.  Your license depends on it.

If you are facing a DUI charge, we can help. Our Milwaukee DUI lawyers have successfully defended clients throughout Milwaukee and surrounding counties against all types of DUI-related charges, from misdemeanor to felony offenses.

Contact our office for a free case evaluation today.