Question: What happens if someone gets an OWI on federal property in Wisconsin?

Answer: If a person is on federal property and they get stopped and ticketed or arrested for OWI, that case has to go through federal court instead of the state court system. So, it is a completely different setup. However, the maximum and the minimum penalties are the same as it would be in state court. So federal court doesn’t have its own laws on OWI specifically, because normally they would not regulate OWI cases. So, they reflect state law, but the system that you go through is completely different because you have to go through federal court and you have to follow the federal court rules, which are quite different than state court rules. So the procedure looks quite different even though the penalties remain the same as they would be if you had not been on federal property.

Return to Video Library

Helpful Videos

Click Here To Browse Our Video Library

Watch Here

Ask Tracey A Question

Send Us Your Questions Today!

Get Started Now

Wisconsin Criminal Fact Guide

Download Our Guide & Audio Questions

Listen Now