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Under Wisconsin law, reckless homicide may be charged in the first degree (First Degree Reckless Homicide) or the second degree (Second Degree Reckless Homicide).

First-Degree Reckless Homicide

First-degree reckless homicide is the reckless causing of the death of another human being or unborn child under circumstances which show an utter disregard for human life.

First degree reckless homicide carries a penalty of a Class B felony.

If the death of another human being was caused during the manufacturing, distribution, or delivery of a controlled substances, whether the person killed was involved in any process associated with the controlled substance, the penalty is a Class C felony.

Second-degree Reckless Homicide

Second-degree reckless homicide is the reckless causing of the death of another human being or unborn child, and carries a penalty of a Class D felony.

Madison's Best Criminal Defense Lawyers

The criminal defense lawyers of Van Wagner & Wood, former federal and state prosecutor Chris Van Wagner, and current field sobriety test instructor and winner of an outright acquittal in the largest military theft case ever trial in Wisconsin Tracey Wood, defend people in Wisconsin who are under investigation for serious crimes, or who have already been charged with a serious crime such as negligent homicide, or who have already been convicted of a serious crime but believe their conviction or their sentence were wrong. For a confidential professional first analysis of the case against you, please contact the firm right away.

Reckless Homicide Defense Attorneys Van Wagner & Wood Will Defend You

Regardless of the charges against you, the criminal defense lawyers at Van Wagner & Wood will defend you. When you place your trust in the hands of Van Wagner & Wood's attorneys, you can rest assuredly that you have done all that you can to ensure the best possible outcome. The criminal defense lawyers of Van Wagner & Wood have won several outright acquittals for their clients, and while there are no guarantees, their record clearly reflects their hard work, their intelligent and professional approach to their cases, and their skill in developing a strategy that fits an individual clients case, while drawing upon their knowledge, experience and skill from past cases.

If you need legal advice, please call ( in the Madison area, or statewide) the attorneys at Van Wagner & Wood for a brief but professional free first-impression analysis of your case. You can also send your case information online, or email the attorneys.