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What to prove during DUI-related involuntary manslaughter

Posted on March 30, 2015 9:03 am under Wrongful Death

DUI has been among the most common causes of fatal road accidents in the U.S. A motorist who accidentally killed someone while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs could be charged with involuntary manslaughter, a criminal offence with a maximum jail sentence of 40 years in Wisconsin, plus probation and other fines.

Three elements should be satisfied when proving DUI-related involuntary manslaughter:

  1. The act resulted in the death of someone
  2. The act was intrinsically life-threatening, or done with great negligence for human life
  3. The act was done recklessly despite the defendant’s knowledge that it could endanger lives

At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, we help families of those who have been killed due to DUI-related car accidents file a legal claim against those responsible. To learn more about how we may help you seek justice and compensation, call our Madison offices at (414) 271-0900 today.