I was supposed to report to jail for 5 days for my 2nd owi. There is an arrest warrant issued for me. I want to turn myself in. But I would like to know what the possible outcomes could be for a sentence. Or what I should be prepared for.
Well, based on my read of Wis. Stat. 946.425(1m), if all you got was 5 days of jail, I believe you'd be subject to a Class A misdemeanor for failing to show up, meaning you could get up to 9 months in jail and a $10,000 fine (and I'd guess the court is going to be erring on the high side because they cut you a break the first time). If the 5 days was part of a larger sentence -- i.e., they gave you 5 days condition time as part of probation -- you could be facing a Class H felony carrying with it 3 years of prison, 3 years of parole, and a $10,000 fine. Granted, this requires you to be CHARGED with a new offense, which may not happen if you turn yourself in ASAP. But I'd kiss any work release privileges or other kindnesses goodbye, because you're going to be in there serving the whole darn thing at this point.
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