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Milwaukee DUI Attorney Explains Vehicular Manslaughter DUI Laws in Wisconsin

There are various types of Vehicular Manslaughter, including Vehicular Manslaughter with Gross Negligence, Involuntary Vehicular Manslaughter and Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated.

Wisconsin intoxicated vehicular manslaughter penalties

In Wisconsin, Vehicular Manslaughter (not under the influence) is a Class G felony. If you’re charged with vehicular manslaughter in Milwaukee or elsewhere in Wisconsin, you face stiff financial penalties along with up to 10 years behind bars. Vehicular manslaughter exceeds the threshold of Vehicular Homicide by Negligent Operation and is prosecuted to the highest degree. However, Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated is more serious.

Our criminal defense attorneys have negotiated multiple felonies down to misdemeanors, non-criminal tickets and outright dismissal of charges. Through negotiation or jury trial our Wisconsin criminal defense attorneys faithfully represent your interests to the fullest under criminal law. 

Read below as one of the very best DUI attorneys in Milwaukee area explains vehicular manslaughter DUI laws in Wisconsin.

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Penalties for Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated (No Prior OWI-Related Convictions)

If you are charged with Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated in Milwaukee or elsewhere in the state, but have no previous OWI-related convictions you face a Class D felony.

In addition to state-mandated Class D felony penalties, those charged with Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated face additional driving-related penalties, including mandatory ignition interlock device (IID) installation in any vehicle registered in your name. If you’re charged with a Class D felony for Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated in Milwaukee or elsewhere in Wisconsin you face:

  • Up to $100,000 in fines
  • $435 “driver improvement” surcharge
  • Up to 25 years in prison
  • 5 years driver’s license revocation in addition to prison sentence
  • Up to 2 years after prison term of a mandatory IID (if BAC was above .15 at time of arrest)
  • 120 day wait period before eligible to apply for an Occupational License

Penalties for Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated (With Prior OWI-Related Convictions)

Prior drunk driving convictions could include refusing a field sobriety test or a BAC blood test, even if the charge did not result in a first-offense OWI conviction. If you were previously charged with a DUI in Wisconsin, you will be charged with a Class C felony for Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated which carries the same penalties as above plus:

  • Up to 40 years in prison

Penalties for Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated (With 2+ OWI-Related Convictions)

If you have two or more OWI-related convictions within the past 5 years, you face all the same penalties as above with additional restrictions including:

  • 1 year waiting period before eligible to apply for Occupational License, and you must maintain absolute sobriety at all times to retain it.
  • Driver’s license revocation & mandatory IID for 10 years following a prison sentence

Penalties are escalated further if there was a pregnant woman or child under the age of 16 in your vehicle at the time of the crash.

Milwaukee DUI attorney Tom Grieve is an award-winning, nationally recognized attorney who has helped numerous clients beat serious DUI charges in Wisconsin like Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated. The specific facts of your case will control the likelihood of each outcome. 

Whether you’ve been charged with a 1st DUI in Milwaukee or Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated in Waukesha, drunk driving charges change your life forever.

Contact Wisconsin DUI defense lawyer Tom Grieve now to schedule your FREE case assessment.

In Wisconsin, how long does an OWI Vehicular Manslaughter charge stay on your record?

Intoxicated vehicular manslaughter could lead to a 25 year prison term in Wisconsin, and the charges could remain on your record for life.

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