OWI Bodily Injury in Wisconsin
In Wisconsin, charges of Causing Injury while OWI or Causing Great Bodily Harm by OWI can result in serious, life-altering consequences for you.
Essentially, you’re being charged with causing an accident by operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
There are severe penalties for this crime, which can be the result of consuming alcohol, or a controlled substance — such as marijuana or cocaine – or even a prescription drug.
In short, if you’ve taken anything that impaired your ability to drive prior to causing the injury, you face a major legal problem.
What penalties do you face?
A recent law change now requires severe minimum, mandatory jail or prison sentences if you’re found guilty of causing an injury or great bodily harm by OWI.
The full range of possible penalties include:
- A sentence of up to 12.5 years behind bars.
- Fines of up to $25,000 as well as a $365 surcharge for the OWI charges.
- License revocation of up to 2 years.
- Mandatory installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID).
- An occupational license reinstatement waiting period of 120 days.
- A lifetime CDL disqualification for offenses committed while operating a commercial vehicle
These penalties also apply if you refused a blood or breath test after causing the accident.
Penalties double if a pregnant woman or minor under the age of 16 was in the vehicle when the offense was committed.
Worse, fines and penalties associated with these crimes increase if you have been found guilty of prior OWI-related offenses.
Can you fight DUI Injury charges successfully?
Attorneys Mishlove and Stuckert have an impressive track record of fighting cases of this nature. We are thoroughly experienced in building a strong defense against charges resulting from an accident causing and injury, or worse.
Attorney Andrew Mishlove is Wisconsin’s only Board-Certified Drunk Driving Defense Specialist.
The independent lawyer evaluation service AVVO rated him 10.0, which places him among the top drunk-driving lawyers in Wisconsin and throughout America.
Attorneys Mishlove and Stuckert know that even if evidence is stacked against you, it is still possible to achieve a good outcome.
For example, we may find that evidence was mishandled, blood or breath test results were invalid, or any of a number of other defenses that have proven successful over the years.
In fact, we may be able to show that the accident itself was not even your fault!
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You are encouraged to schedule a free review of your case with our office as soon as possible. Time is of the essence in preserving essential evidence, such as video surveillance recordings.
No matter what Wisconsin county you’re in – even if you are from out of state — Mishlove and Stuckert, LLC can help.
Call us or submit a free case evaluation request; we will meet with you as soon as possible. There is no obligation. At the end of the meeting, you will have a clear picture of how we can work to achieve the best possible results on your behalf.
"Mr. Mishlove was worth every penny and then some. I would consider him the Michelangelo of the DUI defense world. He is professional, dedicated, and pours his heart into his job. I would give him 10 stars if I could."Ronald S.