If i have cleaned up my act, have several good reference letters, stayed out of trouble (obviously), went to a.a. and alcohol counseling, got a good job, and got accepted to a good college, is there any way the judge would consider leniency or house arrest instead of jail time?
There is a mandatory jail sentence of at least 5 days if you are convicted of an OWI 2nd in Wisconsin. Some jails around the state allow people to serve their jail sentence on electronic monitoring, basically house arrest.
But not every county allows it, and the fact that you've had a number of bail jumpings charged will not help convince the sheriff that you can be trusted on electronic monitoring.
That is not to say it is impossible. These questions on this site, the "what will happen in my particular situation?" questions are impossible to answer. No one knows the future. It is not that they are not good questions, it is just that an attorney needs a lot more information to try to predict what will happen, and even then it is just a prediction.
A good lawyer can help you negotiate a re-entrance into the court process and try to minimize the impact that running from the situation has created.
I agree with Mark's answer. I would add Kenosha County is one of those counties that does not believe in electronic monitoring. So, you are unlikely to receive house arrest.
You should consult with local, experienced criminal defense attorneys before turning yourself in. If you cannot afford a private attorney, contact the local public defender's office. If you do not qualify for public defender assistance, ask the court to appoint a low-cost attorney to your case.
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