Same DUI Charge, Twice the Penalties
When a driver is charged with drunk driving with minors in the vehicle, the DUI penalties double. If convicted, the driver will face twice the jail time, twice the fines and twice the length of driver’s license suspension. If this doubling of penalties pushes the jail time to more than a year, what would otherwise be a misdemeanor becomes a felony. Even a first offense with minor passengers in the vehicle is a misdemeanor with mandatory jail time from five days to six months and fines between $350 and $1,100.
How Many Children Were in the Car at the Time of the DUI Stop?
Drivers accused of DUI with children in the car should not expect leniency from prosecutors. If prosecutors want to, they can charge the driver with a separate offense for every child in the car. If there were five children in the car at the time of the traffic stop, the driver is going to run the risk of life-changing penalties. Retaining an experienced attorney is critical.
More Than 30 Years of Drunk Driving Defense Experience
At Courtney & Molter, you will find attorneys with more than 30 years of experience defending people accused of drunk driving in Milwaukee and elsewhere in Wisconsin.
Knowing how serious the penalties are in cases involving drunk driving with minors in the vehicle, we are prepared to work hard. We are prepared to use our knowledge of the courts and prosecutors, to do everything possible to protect you. Don’t assume that you are at the mercy of the prosecutor, no matter what evidence he or she has against you. We will strive to find a way to minimize the damage or even to avoid conviction altogether.
Free Initial Consultation — Milwaukee Drunk Driving Lawyers
Call our Milwaukee criminal defense attorneys directly at 414-224-6070 in Milwaukee or contact us online. Phones are answered 24 hours a day. If we can’t speak to you right away, don’t worry — we will return your call or e-mail soon.