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Changes to state’s ignition interlock laws proposed

Many things can have impacts on what life is like for a person here in Wisconsin after an OWI conviction. One is what sorts of restrictions are placed on them as a result of their conviction. One common restriction put on individuals convicted of OWI in the state is an ignition interlock device requirement. Under state law, repeat OWI offenders and certain first-time OWI offenders have to have such a device installed in their vehicle.

Fines for OWI can get quite high

There are a variety of penalties that generally go along with an OWI conviction. One is a fine. Even a first-offense conviction of OWI carries a monetary penalty. Under Wisconsin law, a monetary penalty of $150 to $300 is to be given to first-time OWI offenders.

The differences between first-time and repeat Wisconsin OWI offenses

Here in Wisconsin, penalties for OWI offenses are pegged to how many past offenses a person has. Among the things this results in is Wisconsin law treating first-time OWI offenses differently than repeat offenses in several different respects.

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