Andrew Mishlove and Lauren Stuckert do not back down from tough cases and have been successful when representing cases involving homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. During the State of Wisconsin v. W.D., our client was being charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. The state of Wisconsin argued that a dangerous combination of prescription medication and low alcohol levels caused our client, W.D., to be impaired. W.D. came to Mishlove and Stuckert, and we immediately sought the help of a doctor of pharmacology, who analyzed the opinion of the state's expert witness.
Andrew Mishlove and Lauren Stuckert do not back down.
Our attorneys challenged the state's expert in a detailed pretrial proceeding. After lengthy correspondence with the prosecutor, we were able to reduce the charges to a charge of homicide by the negligent use of a vehicle, which is a class G felony. Compared to Class D and Class C felonies for homicide while operating while intoxicated, a class G felony carries a much lower maximum sentence of ten years and up to $25,000 in fines.
Although this case is not a "success story" given the tragic loss of life and substantial penalties, it is a testament to the hard work and diligence that our defense lawyers use to defend clients in the toughest cases.