Facing an OWI with Vehicular Homicide Charge?
An accident that involves a death may be the most serious crisis you ever face. But, you do not have to face it alone. At Mishlove and Stuckert, we know that an accidental death is a terrible tragedy for two families, including yours. Attorney Andrew Mishlove has over three decades of experience successfully handling the most serious cases, such as homicide.
In Wisconsin, OWI-DUI homicide, vehicular manslaughter, or vehicular homicide, have different names. If alcohol is involved, it is called homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.
The penalties for an accidental OWI-DUI homicide are severe. If you are convicted, your punishment will include a long prison sentence and other penalties.
If convicted, you face:
- A fine of up to $100,000 and a $365 OWI surcharge.
- A prison sentence of up to 25 years.
- License revocation of up to 5 years.
- Mandatory installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID).
If you have a prior offense, you could be facing 40 years in prison.
The penalties double if you have a minor under the age of 16 or a pregnant woman in the car.
So, what is OWI-DUI Homicide? It requires the state to prove a number of things: first, that you were impaired by the consumption of an intoxicant; second that as a result of that impairment, you caused a death. Not every person who has consumed an intoxicant is impaired. Even if you were impaired, and someone died, it may not have been your fault.
These are the most serious types of cases that occur. If you or a loved one is facing this type of charge, you should get the best lawyer that you can find. At Mishlove and Stuckert, LLC, you have one of America’s leading defense law firms, right here in Wisconsin.