St. Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest—well, maybe the biggest—drinking days of the year.
As a result, people all over Milwaukee are slapped with drunk driving charges; it seems like when St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday (like it did in 2017), police arrest and charge even more people.
So what if you got a DUI on St. Patrick’s Day in Wisconsin, whether in Milwaukee, Waukesha, or any of the surrounding communities?
DUI on St. Patrick’s Day: What Next?
The state of Wisconsin takes drinking and driving very seriously—and the penalties the courts impose reflect that.
Your lawyer will examine the evidence the prosecution has against you, determine whether your arrest was legal, and find out whether the breath or blood test administered to you was flawed. Every case is different, so it’s important that you explain the situation to your lawyer so he or she can develop the best possible strategy.
Is DUI a Felony in Wisconsin?
No matter when you get a DUI in Milwaukee, Waukesha, or elsewhere in Wisconsin, the circumstances of your case will determine whether you’re facing felony drunk driving charges.
Drunk driving is a felony if it is your:
- Third or subsequent offense and there is a passenger under the age of 16 in the car
- Fourth offense within five years of a prior offense
- Fifth or subsequent offense
It’s also a felony if you cause injury or commit homicide by the intoxicated use of a motor vehicle.
Do You Need to Talk to an Attorney About a St. Patrick’s Day DUI?
Call us as soon as you can. We’re available at 414-383-6700 24/7. You can also get in touch with us online for a free DUI case evaluation.