Wisconsin Underage Alcohol Related Crimes
A basic overview of the consequences of underage alcohol-related offenses in Wisconsin. The legal drinking age in the State of Wisconsin is 21 years old. Wisconsin has many laws penalizing underage alcohol consumption, underage alcohol possession, and consuming alcohol while driving and being under
DUI Underage - Absolute Sobriety (*Not a Drop Law*)- 346.63(2m)
- No person under the age of 21 may operate a motor vehicle with any in their system. The minimum BAC for driving under age is BAC of 0.0. Zero tolerance.
- $200 fine;
- 4 demerit points on driving record;
- 3-month license suspension.
Underage Alcohol Consumption or Possession- Wis. Stat. 125.01(4)(b)
- If not accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or a spouse who has attained the legal drinking age, it is illegal for anyone under 21 to knowingly possess or consume alcoholic beverages.
o 1st offense:
* $100-$200 fine;
* 30 * 90 day license suspension (maximum);
o 2nd offense in a year:
* $200 - $300 fine;
* 12-month license suspension (maximum);
o 3rd offense in a year:
* $300 - $500 fine;
* 2-year suspension (maximum).
o 4th offense in a year:
* $500 - $1,000 fine;
* 2-year license suspension (maximum).
- Each citation, regardless of priors, can result in court-ordered Alcohol and Drug Assessments (AODA) and treatment, as well as a Supervised Work Program.
Fake ID PenaltiesUnder Wis. Stat. 125.085(3)(b) it is illegal to:
1. Intentionally carry someone else*s official identification card to convey false information;
2. Intentionally carry official identification obtained under false pretenses;
3. Alter, duplicate or make official identification card reflecting incorrect age;
4. Intentionally carry official identification showing reflecting that person has attained legal drinking age, with knowledge that the document is false or incorrect.
- $300 -$1,250 fine
- Up to 90 day suspension.
- Enhanced penalties if under 17 at time of offense.