OWI DUI Defense Attorney Paul C. Rohloff

ConvictionForfeitureIgnition Interlock Device OrderDriver's License RevocationOccupational License Eligibility
OWI, 1st Offense$150-$300 +OWI surcharge1 year only if BAC is 0.15 or higher6-9 monthsImmediately

Chemical Test Refusal,

1st Offense

None1 year1 yearAfter 30 days

Chemical Test Refusal,

2nd Offense

None1-2 years2 yearsAfter 90 days (1 year if Recent Prior)

Chemical Test Refusal, 3rd+ Offense

None1-3 years3 yearsAfter 120 days or (1 year if Recent Prior)


Misdemeanor OWI Penalties

Felony OWI Penalties

ConvictionConfinementFine

Ignition Interlock Device Order

Driver's License RevocationOccupational License Eligibility

OWI 1st offense with Minor under 16 in Vehicle

5 days to 6 months

$350 - $1,100 +OWI Surcharge1 year if BAC is 0.15 or higher 1 - 1.5 yearsImmediately 

OWI, 2nd Offense

5 days to 6 months

$350 - $1,100 +OWI Surcharge

1 - 1.5 years

1 - 1.5 years

After 45 days 

OWI, 3rd Offense

45 days to 1 year$600 - $2,000 +OWI Surcharge

1-3 years

2-3 years

After 45 days 

OWI Causing Injury with

No Prior OWI

30 days to 1 year$300 - $2,000 +OWI Surcharge

1-2 years if BAC is 0.15 or higher

1-2 years

After 60 days 


ConvictionConfinementFineIgnition Interlock Device OrderDriver's License RevocationOccupational License Eligibility

OWI, 4th Offense

60 days to 6 years$600 - $10,000 +OWI Surcharge

1-3 years 

2-3 years 

After 45 days

OWI, 5th or 6th Offense

6 months to 10 years$600 - $25,000 +OWI Surcharge

1-3 years 

2-3 years 

After 45 days

OWI, 7th, 8th, or 9th Offense

3 to 12.5 yearsUp to $25,000 +OWI Surcharge

1-3 years 

2-3 years 

After 45 days

OWI, 10th+ Offense

4 to 15 yearsUp to $50,000 +OWI Surcharge

1-3 years

2-3 years

After 45 days
OWI Causing Injury with Prior OffenseUp to 6 yearsUp to $10,000 +OWI Surcharge

1-2 years

1-2 years

After 60 days (1 year

if 2 Recent Priors)

OWI Causing Great Bodily Harm

Up to 12.5 yearsUp to $25,000 +OWI Surcharge

1-2 years

2 years

After 120 days (1 year

if 2 Recent Priors)

Homicide while OWI

Up to 25 yearsUp to $100,000 +OWI Surcharge

1-5 years

5 years ​

After 120 days (1 year

if 2 Recent Priors)


(920) 659-5500

Civil OWI Penalties