State law is constantly changing, and if you have been accused of a serious criminal offense, it is imperative that you work with a lawyer who knows Southfield law and who keeps up with what modern defense strategies are most effective in all kinds of misdemeanor and felony cases. Negligent homicide is a charge which used to be applied in cases involving reckless driving causing death, and was considered a serious misdemeanor, a charge that is technically a misdemeanor but carries penalties closer to those of a felony offense. Under new Southfield vehicular homicide laws, offenders can face conviction under either moving violation causing death legislation, or reckless driving causing death laws. If you have been accused of committing a homicide while driving, contact the Southfield at Grabel & Associates now. Our skilled defenders are always ready to begin fighting for you or your loved one if you are faced with negligent homicide allegations. Call or contact our team online to learn more about the steps you can take to fight wrongful conviction and excessive criminal penalties.
Trial lawyer Scott Grabel founded our firm over 15 years ago, and even as the laws have changed, our defense approach has remained steadily impressive over the course of the past decade. We value real results and are committed to getting you or your loved one the best possible outcome in your case. Our talented attorneys know what it takes to win, as evidenced by our proven results, and as our client testimonials demonstrate, we know how to provide exceptional service through every stage of a criminal case as well. Call our 24/7 hotline or contact Grabel & Associates online now to learn more about negligent homicide in Southfield, reckless driving causing death, and moving violation homicide charges. Our team will immediately begin protecting you, and will guide you through the next steps you need to take in your unique case.
As of 2010, negligent homicide laws have been repealed, and the offense has been absorbed into other legislation. Under these laws, anyone who operated a motor vehicle in a careless or negligent manner or at an immoderate rate of speed and accidentally caused the death of another person could face up to 2 years in prison and a $2,000 fine.
Perhaps the most comparable new law replacing negligent homicide is contained in Section 257.601d, which deals with moving violations causing death. Anyone who commits a moving violation causing death can face up to a year in prison and a $2,000 fine. A moving violation is defined as an act or omission prohibited under the vehicle code or local laws, and could include running a red light or failing to stop at a stop sign. Under this section, a person can still face additional charges for the same offense, however, and in cases involving driving deemed to be reckless, even more serious criminal penalties could result.
Section 257.626 deals with the other half of what was formerly known as negligent homicide in Southfield. Any person who operates a motor vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property and who thereby causes the death of another person can face up to 15 years behind bars and a $10,000 fine. This law was instated in 2010, in part to replace negligent homicide charges, and many offenses which would have previously been considered misdemeanors under negligent homicide law are now serious felonies punishable under the reckless driving causing death legislation. Always work with a skilled lawyer and fight for a favorable outcome, which could include reducing your charge to moving violation causing death, or winning an outright dismissal or court victory.
If you or a loved one is accused of killing another person while driving, get in touch with a lawyer as soon as possible. Our lawyers will work with you to review every detail of your case and develop a unique defense strategy based on your specific situation and your best interests. Our lawyers are always available for clients, both now and as you progress through your case, so don’t hesitate to get in touch and get answers to your legal questions.
Whatever charges you are facing, our skilled attorneys are available now to work with you. Call 1-800-342-7896 and learn more about what laws and legal issues are in play in your case, or contact us online if you aren’t near a phone. We are ready to begin guiding you through your case and fighting for a great case result.