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Madison vehicular homicide lawyer Robert T. Ruth is an experienced Wisconsin criminal defense lawyer. He has been a Wisconsin lawyer since 1993 and has devoted his law firm to criminal defense since then. If you face a vehicular homicide accusation anywhere in Wisconsin, his law firm has the knowledge, skill and experience to aggressively defend you.

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940.09. Homicide by intoxicated use of vehicle or firearm

(1) Any person who does any of the following may be penalized as provided in sub. (1c):
(a) Causes the death of another by the operation or handling of a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant.
(am) Causes the death of another by the operation or handling of a vehicle while the person has a detectable amount of a restricted controlled substance in his or her blood.
(b) Causes the death of another by the operation or handling of a vehicle while the person has a prohibited alcohol concentration, as defined in s. 340.01(46m).
(bm) Causes the death of another by the operation of a commercial motor vehicle while the person has an alcohol concentration of 0.04 or more but less than 0.08.
(c) Causes the death of an unborn child by the operation or handling of a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant.
(cm) Causes the death of an unborn child by the operation or handling of a vehicle while the person has a detectable amount of a restricted controlled substance in his or her blood.
(d) Causes the death of an unborn child by the operation or handling of a vehicle while the person has a prohibited alcohol concentration, as defined in s. 340.01 (46m).
(e) Causes the death of an unborn child by the operation of a commercial motor vehicle while the person has an alcohol concentration of 0.04 or more but less than 0.08.
(1c)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), a person who violates sub. (1) is guilty of a Class D felony.
(b) A person who violates sub. (1) is guilty of a Class C felony if the person has one or more prior convictions, suspensions, or revocations, as counted under s. 343.307(2).

940.10. Homicide by negligent operation of vehicle

(1) Whoever causes the death of another human being by the negligent operation or handling of a vehicle is guilty of a Class G felony.
(2) Whoever causes the death of an unborn child by the negligent operation or handling of a vehicle is guilty of a Class G felony.