Kalamazoo Negligent Homicide Attorneys
When a person is accused of causing the death of another while operating a motor vehicle, there can be extremely serious penalties on the line. With recent changes in state law, it has become even more difficult to defend against negligent homicide allegations, and it is critical that as soon as you or your loved one is accused of a Kalamazoo negligent homicide offense, you take action to get in touch with an experienced homicide defense attorney. With so much at stake, you need to do everything you can to protect your rights and defend your freedom, and it is crucial that you do whatever you can to fight for a favorable case result. Grabel & Associates is always available to begin working with clients in negligent homicide and reckless driving cases, and our firm will begin delivering premier defense starting with a free initial case consultation right away. Call our toll free hotline at 1-800-342-7896 or contact us online to learn more about our proven approach to Kalamazoo violent crimes defense.
Scott Grabel is a trial attorney who knows what it takes to win. For well over 15 years he has been providing top-level representation to clients in all types of misdemeanor and felony cases, and along with the rest of our experienced team, he will do whatever it takes to help you fight for justice as you progress through every stage of the defense process. Don’t wait to begin working with our team and fighting to protect your best interests. With Grabel & Associates on your side, you gain access to a team of trusted attorneys who have proven skill in negligent homicide cases. Call or contact us online now to learn more about begin taking action to defend yourself in your uniquely important case.
Repealed Negligent Homicide Legislation in Kalamazoo, MI
Negligent homicide usually is used to refer to a law that was recently repealed, which covered deaths cause by negligent operation of a motor vehicle. This repealed legislation, Section 750.324, stated that anyone who operated a vehicle at an immoderate rate of speed or otherwise operated a vehicle in a negligent manner thereby causing the death of another person without intent could face up to 2 years in prison, a $2,000 fine, and a misdemeanor record.
Under new legislation, there are numerous sections of the Penal Code that can be applied to the cases that would previously have fit under Section 750.324. These changes make it even more critical that you work with an attorney who understands the law, and who can help you fight for justice throughout your case. Call or contact us online to learn more about what our team can do to help you defend against motor vehicle homicide charges.
New Michigan Negligent Homicide Laws – Kalamazoo Criminal Defense
Under current laws, there are two distinct sections under which a person can be charged, and the difference in potential penalties is great. The first, moving violation causing death, is covered under Section 257.601d. Moving violation causing death occurs when a person commits an act prohibited under the Vehicle Code or a local ordinance.
Reckless driving causing death is covered under Section 257.626. Reckless driving is defined as operating a motor vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.
Negligent Homicide or Reckless Driving Causing Death
Moving violation causing death offenses can lead to a misdemeanor record, up to a year behind bars, and a $2,000 fine. Reckless driving causing death, however, can result in up to 15 years behind bars, a $10,000 fine, a felony record, and other serious penalties.
Grabel & Associates knows how to get you a great result, and we are available now to start walking you through the steps you need to take in order to protect yourself. As soon as you contact our firm, we will begin providing individualized defense tailored to the specifics of your situation. Call us now and learn more about what our firm can do to help you, and let us start defending you or your loved one as you fight back against charges of moving violation causing death or reckless driving causing death.
Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Motor Vehicle Causing Death Defense
Call 1-800-342-7896 to speak with a member of our team, or contact us online if you aren’t currently near a phone. Grabel & Associates is available immediately to begin working with you.