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Consequences of a DUI conviction

Every person who decides to get behind the wheel of a vehicle is expected to follow the laws of the road, no matter where they are driving. Of course, going the speed limit, obeying signs and being mindful of other drivers on the road are all important, but you are also expected to avoid doing anything that can impair your driving abilities, like drinking. Should you be caught drinking and driving and are charged with a DUI,< you will be faced with various consequences.

The following are possible consequences of a DUI conviction in the state of Wisconsin:

  • Payment of a fine.
  • Revocation of your license.
  • Ignition-interlock device installed in your vehicle.
  • DUI or alcohol education and treatment program. 

Any one of the abovementioned consequences can change a person's life if they are caught drunk driving and actually convicted of this crime. The consequences could actually be worse if you were to cause an accident and injure or kill someone. There is also the chance of someone receiving jail time and more for drunk driving if they already have one or more conviction on their record.

All drivers have to choice to not drive drunk, but not everyone has made the decision to find alternate transportation, which has resulted in them being charged with a DUI. When you have been accused of drunk driving, you can accept your charges or put up a fight. Even if you are guilty of this crime, this doesn't mean you can't avoid the consequences and have a second chance to do better. If you have questions about DUIs or need help fighting your charges, a skilled attorney can stand by your side. 

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