Penalties for Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated (in Wisconsin)
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.
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.
In Wisconsin, vehicular manslaughter exceeds the threshold of Vehicular Homicide by Negligent Operation, and is prosecuted to the highest degree. However, Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated is a LOT more serious!
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 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.
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