OUIL Causing Death


OUIL Attorneys Defending Clients in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Throughout Michigan Charged with DUI Homicide Offense

OUIL, or operating under the influence of alcohol (liquor), which results in the death of another person, is an extremely serious charge in Michigan. As everyone knows, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol can - and often does - result in accidents, some of them fatal. When someone loses his/her life as a result of another person driving drunk, prosecutors and police will assume that BAC (blood alcohol content) was responsible for the accident. As highly skilled and experienced Michigan DUI defense attorneys, the team at Grabel & Associates understand that those accused of OUIL causing death will face felony assault charges and if convicted, extremely harsh punishment. We will thoroughly analyze your situation to ensure that you are not wrongfully accused or convicted for an offense you did not commit.

Recognized across the state of Michigan as one of the state's leading criminal defense firms, we have helped many motorists involved in drunk driving accidents avoid homicide and felony assault charges. Our goal is to protect you from the vigorous tactics used by prosecutors to obtain a conviction, and the resulting criminal penalties.

Michigan OUIL and DUI Causing Death

When accused of a drunk driving incident involving the death of another person, emotions run high and often drive the case. It is critical you obtain the legal guidance and support of a seasoned lawyer in order to obtain good results. In order to secure a conviction, police must have probable cause that you were operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. When an accident takes place, it gives police the fuel needed to speak to you, which frequently leads to a request for a blood or breath test.

If you do submit to a roadside sobriety test, it's important to know that the results are notoriously unreliable. Errors in procedure and testing devices that are not properly calibrated often result in false blood and breath test results. As experienced and knowledgeable Michigan OUIL causing death attorneys, we know what is required in order for police and prosecutors to secure a conviction, and will always keep you informed of progress, as well as any legal issue, which could potentially affect the outcome of your case. We take an aggressive approach, working hard to reach your desired results and have charges dismissed or reduced. We urge you to contact our highly regarded OUIL defense team now.

Michigan OUIL Causing Death or Manslaughter Criminal Penalties

When charged with DUI or OUIL causing death in Michigan, your very freedom is at stake. This is an extremely serious charge that requires the skill and dedication of a competent lawyer. Among other penalties, you may face up to 15 years in prison if convicted. If an emergency or highway worker is killed as a result of the accident resulting from drunk driving, you may be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison. Additionally, prosecutors may choose to charge you with murder. The penalties for drunk driving causing death are outlined in Section 257.625 of the Michigan Vehicle Code.

Our criminal defense firm represents clients charged with all DUI offenses including:

  • DUI
  • Underage Drinking/Juvenile DUI Crimes
  • Child Endangerment
  • Felony Drunk Driving
  • Speeding/Reckless Driving

Contact Grabel & Associates Now for Aggressive Drunk Driving Defense

When you have been arrested or charged with OUIL causing death, the most important step you can take toward protecting your future and freedom is to contact a highly qualified Michigan criminal defense lawyer. Because of our vast experience and proven track record representing clients charged with DUI and related offenses, we can offer clients unsurpassed legal guidance and support. Our firm takes pride in the fact that our attorneys consistently produce outstanding results. Whether you have been arrested for DUI or have already been charged with OUIL causing death or manslaughter, we can provide effective representation regardless of the stage of your case.

We are available 24/7, and ready to defend you against serious DUI causing death charges. Contact us now at 1-800-783-4448 for a free evaluation of your OUIL case.