Q: What is the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit in Wisconsin as of 2023?

A: The legal BAC limit for driving in Wisconsin is 0.08. This means that if your BAC level exceeds 0.08, you may be charged with driving under the influence (DUI) or operating while intoxicated (OWI).

Q: Are the penalties for a first OWI offense in Wisconsin severe?

A: Yes, even though a first OWI offense is not considered a criminal offense in Wisconsin, the penalties can still be significant. Recent changes in OWI classifications have led to higher fines and longer jail sentences upon conviction.

Q: What happens if I refuse to take a DUI chemical test in Wisconsin?

A: Wisconsin operates under implied consent laws, which means that by driving in the state, you implicitly agree to comply with officer requests for DUI chemical tests. Refusing these tests can result in an automatic one-year license suspension.

Q: Why should I hire a DUI defense attorney for my case?

A: Facing DUI charges in Wisconsin can have serious consequences, including fines, jail time, and license suspension. Hiring an experienced DUI defense attorney, such as those at Dahlberg Law Offices, can help protect your rights and work towards minimizing the impact of the charges.

Q: What are the potential felony charges for OWI in Wisconsin?

A: Certain OWI situations, such as causing great bodily harm or having multiple offenses, can lead to felony charges. Felony OWI charges carry harsh penalties, including substantial fines, lengthy prison sentences, and the possibility of a permanent mark on your record.

Q: How can I contact Dahlberg Law Offices for legal assistance?

A: To discuss your case and receive guidance from skilled legal professionals, you can reach out to Dahlberg Law Offices at (262) 677-8999. Their experienced attorneys can help you understand your options and develop a strong defense strategy.

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Familiarizing yourself with Wisconsin’s DUI laws, understanding the potential consequences of OWI offenses, and seeking expert legal representation are vital steps when facing drunk driving charges. Equip yourself with knowledge and take proactive measures to protect your future. If you have more questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact Dahlberg Law Offices for personalized guidance.

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What types of Criminal cases do we handle?

drunk driving

Domestic Violence

Drugs & Narcotics


Misdemeanors & Felonies

Sexual Crimes


Appleton office

4650 W. Spencer Street, Suite 10
Appleton, WI 54914

Jackson office

N168 W21367 Main Street
Jackson, WI 53037

Wauwatosa office

933 N. Mayfair Road, #304
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Sheboygan office

615 S. 8th Street, Suite 240A
Sheboygan, WI 53081

Hartford office

124 E. Sumner Street
P.O. Box 270468
Hartford, WI 53027-0468

West Bend office

120 N. Main St. Suite 260
West Bend, WI 53095