When being released after an arrest for drunk driving in Wisconsin, the officer hands you stack of paper work. In most cases this paper work includes a Notice of Intent to Suspend Operating Privilege, a Request for Administrative Review Hearing, Informing the Accused, the OWI, and … A Second Ticket!
What is the Second Ticket?
This second ticket is a Prohibited Alcohol Concentration (PAC). Wisconsin’s Legal Limit for Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is .08. After chemical testing is complete, whether by Blood Test or Breath Test, a driver with a BAC over .08 has a Prohibited Alcohol Concentration. However, if a person is under the age of 21 (the legal drinking age), having a BAC over .00 is reason for a PAC ticket. A person who has three or more prior OWI charges will receive a PAC ticket for a BAC over .02. And a first time offender with a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) will receive a PAC ticket for a BAC over .04.
Wisconsin DUI Defense for the PAC
Seeing OWI and PAC tickets in your hand is a bit shocking, but this does not mean that you have been charged with two OWI’s. Your best defense is hiring an attorney with experience in Wisconsin DUI Defense. Contact Attorney Nathan J. Dineen of Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. to defend you and your rights. Think before you drink, as it may affect you personally, emotionally, and financially.