Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. - Attorney Daniel R. Skarie

Waupaca County

Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Treatment Information:

​If convicted of drunk or drugged driving, you will be statutorily required to undergo and comply with the findings of an Alcohol & Other Drug assessment. Waupaca County’s AODA assessment provider is Waupaca County Health and Human Services Behavioral Health Department. Provided below is the Waupaca County Health and Human Services’ contact information.

Designated Coordinator & Contact Information

Sherrie Nichols, Manager
Waupaca County Health and Human Services
811 Harding St.
Waupaca, WI 54981
Fax: 715-258-6409
Walk-ins are accepted from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Thursday & Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday & Wednesday.​
Bring your arrest report to your appointment.

Assessment Charge:

$250.00 Assessment Fee
You may make a down payment of $100 with the remaining $150 paid in full before meeting with the OWI Assessor. Cash or money order made out to WCDHHS are the only accepted forms of payment. Waupaca County does not accept personal checks, and they do not process debit or credit cards.

Huber & Electronic Monitoring Rules & Information:

A dedicated drunk driving or criminal defense attorney’s work does not stop at sentencing. Attorney Skarie will assist you with preparing for and navigating the intricacies of Waupaca County’s Huber (work release) and Electronic Monitoring programs.

Starting a Sentence:

You must establish a sentence start date with a Corrections Sergeant. You may do this Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the front lobby of the Waupaca County Law Enforcement Center.


All individuals booked into the Waupaca County Jail are required, per County Ordinance 6.0, to pay a $25.00 booking fee. If starting a sentence exercising Huber Law privileges, you must pay the weekly cost of $140.00 before beginning work release.


There are no exceptions to the (12) twelve hours per day unless via judicial authorization, and that includes travel time. Regardless of what the inmate’s schedule is prior, they must have it modified by their employer. You must submit for verification one week before starting a sentence, a work schedule, along with driver’s information (valid driver’s license, proof of registration, and proof of insurance). Huber inmates are allowed to bring three sets of clothing, a jacket, and one pair of shoes. No other items will be allowed into the facility.


The inmate must work in Waupaca or adjacent county (Portage, Outagamie, Shawano) and work at least 32 hours per week. Jail staff performs an individual analysis of each transfer request. OWI offenders will have to sit two days in county sentenced in, then that facility will submit a transfer request.

Electronic Monitoring:

Jail staff places all inmates granted Huber privileges on electronic monitoring. There is no specific turnaround time for release. The process proceeds faster if the inmate pays fees in advance. The cost is $185 per week.

Waupaca County OWI Sentencing Guidelines:

Wisconsin divides its counties into judicial districts. Waupaca County belongs to the 8th Judicial District. Each region maintains OWI Sentencing Guidelines. It is prudent to frame sentencing arguments to the district’s sentencing guidelines. Please click the PDF link to view the 8th Judicial District Sentencing Guidelines.

Additional Information:

For additional information regarding Waupaca County, please contact Atty. Skarie.


The information provided solely for general informational purposes, is subject to change, and may not be up to date. Please contact Atty. Skarie or the appropriate agency to confirm the accuracy of the information provided.