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What Are the Consequences of Injuring Someone While Intoxicated?

Updated by Attorney Stangl on June 12, 2015

Watch this video to learn about the consequences of injuring someone while intoxicated.

 

What Are the Consequences of Injuring Someone While Intoxicated?

Well, the penalties and consequences are very severe.

Essentially, in Wisconsin you have two different levels of injury which can be caused by someone operating a motor vehicle. Obviously, someone could be killed––death. The other two definitions in Wisconsin are causing bodily harm or great bodily harm.

Essentially what bodily harm means is causing any pain, injury or illness and a person who is intoxicated and causes bodily harm will be charged with a crime; it's a misdemeanor.

In Wisconsin, great bodily harm means causing a substantial risk of death, protracted injury or disfigurement. For example, if you're impaired by alcohol, or are operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration being above that prohibited limit they are looking at serious felony charges. 

If you or someone you know has been charged with injuring someone while intoxicated in Wisconsin, it’s crucial to secure an experienced criminal defense attorney in Madison, Wisconsin to defend your case. Contact Attorney Patrick Stangl today for a free consultation.

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