How long will a DUI stay on my driving record in Wisconsin?

I got a DUI near Madison a few months ago, and my insurance rates shot up! I know that they won’t go down until it’s off my record, but I don’t know how long that will take. On average, how long should a DUI stay on my driving record in Wisconsin?

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Answer provided by
Joshua Levy
Answered on Apr 13, 2022
If you’re convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in Wisconsin, the charge will stay on your record for 10 years. Of course, it’s worth noting that DUI charges will not appear on your record unless you’re convicted.
That said, a second conviction will force your record to reflect the DUI for an additional 10 years from the date of your second conviction. And a third offense will stay on your record forever. If you’re convicted of any subsequent charges, you’ll likely face jail time.
Keep in mind that driving is a dangerous privilege. Propelling yourself at high speeds in thousands of pounds worth of metal has the potential to do serious harm to others, especially when you aren’t in control. And since car insurance companies base your rate on the level of risk you represent, DUI charges can be detrimental.
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