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Vehicular Homicide Attorney Wisconsin

Eisenberg Law Offices, Madison, Wisconsin

Driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs can lead to serious consequences. In extreme cases, it can even lead to someone’s death, leaving you facing serious criminal charges.

Being charged with drunk driving homicide as a result of alcohol, illegal or prescription drugs can seriously affect your future, as the punishments for this crime are harsh and unforgiving. Our Eisenberg Law Offices vehicular homicide attorneys, located in Madison, Wisconsin, understand that serious criminal charges require serious and aggressive criminal defense.  Your freedom is at stake.

Drunk Driving And Drunk Driving Homicide

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s estimates, 17, 941 people died in 2006 in alcohol-related collisions.  This constitutes 40% of all traffic deaths in the U.S. The legal limit in Wisconsin for driving after consuming alcohol is a 0.08 blood alcohol concentration level.  .02 if it’s your fourth offense.  Above this level, the driver is considered to be drunk or under the influence. Drunk driving is illegal in all jurisdictions within the United States, although the penalties vary from state to state.

When one drives with a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit, the chances for vehicular accidents increase dramatically.  If someone dies as a result of such a collision, then the drunk driver can be charged with drunk driving homicide which is a crime in the state of Wisconsin.

Drunk driving homicide is also referred to as vehicular homicide or homicide by operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.  The vehicle needs to be a motorized transportation vehicle, such as a car, truck, or recreational vehicle. The victim may be a pedestrian, cyclist, another motorist, or a passenger in the vehicle with you.

In the unfortunate case of such a fatality, our drunk driving homicide attorneys at Eisenberg Law Offices are well versed in Wisconsin laws and will effectively defend your rights with regard to drunk driving, drunk driving homicide, or operating under the influence of a drug or controlled substances charges.

Potential Penalties

Depending on the circumstances of your case, being charged with drunk driving homicide in Wisconsin may mean substantial jail time, heavy fines, losing your driving privileges.

  • First offense – class D felony. In drunk driving homicide proceedings, you can be charged with a class D felony, if you have no other prior charges against you. In the state of Wisconsin, the penalty for a class D felony is a fine of up to $100,000, or imprisonment for up to 25 years, or both.
  • Subsequent offenses – class C felony. If you have other prior charges against you, you can be charged with a class C felony. In the state of Wisconsin, the penalty for a class C felony is a fine of up to $100,000, or imprisonment of up to 40 years, or both.

Drunk driving vehicular homicide is a serious offense and should be treated as such. If you have been charged with homicide while operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a drug or alcohol, do not compromise on your choice of attorney – enlist only the most knowledgeable professionals, as your future will be in their hands.

At Eisenberg Law Offices we understand the high level of stress and anxiety such charges can bring. If you will entrust us with your case, our dedicated vehicular homicide attorneys will immediately start the investigation.  We will question the witnesses, review the police reports, survey the accident scene and challenge any vague or confusing claims by the police or prosecution. Call Eisenberg Law Offices in Madison, Wisconsin, today for a free consultation.



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