Green Bay and Appleton make up the 8th Judicial Administrative District in Wisconsin.

Appleton and Green Bay DUI Mitigating v. Aggravating Factors

Each Wisconsin District contains certain factors which can produce lower sentencing guidelines (mitigating factors) or have higher sentencing guidelines (aggravating) for each offense.  Mitigating factors used in Green Bay and Appleton include the age of the a prior DUI arrest, the assessments or treatments sought for a prior DUI, cooperation with the authorities, and whether a blood a test was taken.  Aggravating factors include poor driving with accident or injury, recent prior DUI arrest, uncooperative or violent behavior toward authority, and a combination of drug and alcohol use.

Fines, Jail, and Driver’s Licenses for Green Bay and Appleton DUI

DUI First Offense:  A fine will have to be paid.  The Driver’s License will be Suspended from 6-9 months, with the ability to apply for an occupational license immediately.

DUI 2nd Offense:  Fine must be paid, and 5 days to 6 months in jail, driver’s license suspension to last from 12 to 18 months, with a 60 day waiting period to apply for an Occupational License.  If this offense occurred within 5 years of the previous offense, then the waiting period for an occupational license is one year along with completion of an alcohol assessment class.

DUI 3rd Offense:  Third time offenders must pay a fine and spend 30 days to 1 year in jail.  Driver’s license will be revoked for 24-36 months, with a 90 day waiting period before applying for an occupational license.  If this offense occurred within 5 years of the previous offense, then the waiting period for an occupational license is one year along with completion of an alcohol assessment class.

Each additional offense increases the amount of the fine, the time spent in jail/prison, and license revocation.  Fines and sentencing will double if a passenger in the vehicle is under the age of 16.

Green Bay and Appleton Alcohol Assessment and Driver Safety Plans

Green Bay and Appleton DUI offenders are to undergo an alcohol assessment and attend a driver safety class for 2nd and subsequent offenses.  The court may order lower court costs, fine or forfeiture if the offender is unable to pay the difference for the assessment and/or class.  Community service may be ordered to reduce fine or forfeiture and/or to demonstrate adverse effects of alcohol abuse or the current DUI charge.  The court may order the offender visit a site showing the effects of their DUI or of alcohol abuse.  Last, the court may order restitution.

Fight Your Appleton or Green Bay DUI with the Right Attorney

Attorney Nathan J. Dineen of Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. is a certified Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) Instructor and Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE).  He practices 100% Wisconsin DUI Defense.  He understands the concerns of his clients and works hard for the best possible outcome.  Contact Attorney Dineen for a Free Case Review at 1-877-384-8600.