Accused of Injuring or Killing Someone While Driving Drunk?
If you have been accused of driving while intoxicated, and your drunk driving allegedly caused the injury or death of others, you are probably well aware of the seriousness of your situation. However, you should not give up hope. As serious as the situation is, an experienced lawyer may be able to help, if not by beating the charges, at least by mitigating the DUI penalties you will face. Those penalties increase dramatically in these cases, even if this is your first offense.
At Courtney & Molter, you will find lawyers with more than 30 years of experience defending people accused of drunk driving in Milwaukee and elsewhere in Wisconsin. We are ready to take on prosecutors in cases involving drunk driving causing injury or death.
Even the Slightest Injury Makes DUI Charges More Serious
People who face these charges are often surprised to learn that a serious injury is not necessary for penalties to increase. Did the passenger in your vehicle suffer a minor ankle injury? Did you allegedly hit a pedestrian or bicyclist while driving drunk, causing a single broken bone? Did you hit another car, causing the other driver to suffer a pulled muscle? Do not expect leniency just because the victim will quickly recover from the injury.
Stakes are high in cases involving people accused of causing a fatal crash while driving drunk. The driver may face much more than simple DUI charges. The driver may face charges of vehicular manslaughter. If convicted, the charge could result in life-changing penalties. If you have been accused of causing an alcohol-related death, retaining an experienced attorney who knows the courts is an important step in protecting your future.
Free Initial Consultation — Waukesha DUI/DWI Accident Attorneys
Call our Milwaukee drunk driving fatal crash attorneys directly at 414-224-6070 in Milwaukee or contact us online. Phones are answered 24 hours a day. If we can’t speak to you right away, don’t worry — we will return your call or e-mail soon.