The Wisconsin penalty for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, OWI, is the same regardless of age. However, a judge can consider your age at the time of the offense when determining whether to impose a minimum or maximum sentence. If the prosecution can establish that you had an alcohol concentration above .00 at the time of the violation, you will be found guilty of the Absolute Sobriety Law. The court will order a three-month suspension of operating privileges and a fine, although obtaining an occupational license is possible. Four points are assessed against your driving record and the absolute sobriety conviction will appear on your driving record abstract for five years. If a passenger under the age of 16 is in the vehicle, fines and license suspension increase. Unlike a OWI ticket, an absolute sobriety ticket may be amended at any time without approval of the court depending on the circumstances, so it is worth contacting a criminal defense attorney for help.
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