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Stiffer Penalties for OWI Offenses in Appleton and Oshkosh

Stiffer penalties are now coming in 2017 for people convicted of Operating While Intoxicated in Appleton, Oshkosh, and throughout Wisconsin.  The new law becomes effective, kicks in, on Jan. 1, 2017.  The new law makes a fourth OWI offense a felony and will also increases the maximum sentence for fifth and sixth offenses from three years imprisonment to five years imprisonment.

Petit & Dommershausen, S.C. would like to remind our friends and neighbors of the great options available for a safe ride home if you have had too much to drink.  Should you or a loved one encounter a legal matter related to OWI, please do not hesitate to contact our firm at 920-739-9900.

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Consequences of a Criminal Conviction in Wisconsin

Anyone charged with a criminal offense faces the possibility of incarceration, fines, and lifelong consequences. You should consult a lawyer to fully understand the consequences of a criminal conviction.

Anyone charged with a criminal offense, as opposed to a civil offense, faces the possibility of incarceration. Many times, potential clients call to ask whether or not they need an attorney. Our standard response is that anyone facing the possibility of incarceration and the large fines that are available to be levied against defendants in a criminal case certainly should get legal counsel if they can afford it. When someone’s liberty is at stake, experienced, skilled and aggressive representation can make the difference between time behind bars and time spent with loved ones and in a productive capacity.

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