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Operating Under the Influence of Liquor Causing Death and Manslaughter

It is extremely dangerous to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, and alcohol can unfortunately be a key factor in vehicle accidents. If you have been charged with drunk driving after an accident that caused the death or injury of another person, police and prosecutors will assume your blood alcohol content was the direct cause of the accident. This assumption can result in felony assault charges and severe punishment for manslaughter. Our attorneys will investigate the details of your case to ensure you are not wrongfully held responsible for the death of another person. We understand the stress that an OUIL charge can put on you, especially if you are facing the death of a passenger. Work with an experienced attorney to avoid unnecessary criminal penalties.

Contact a Grabel & Associates Attorney Immediately

Grabel & Associates is recognized as a leading criminal defense firm in Michigan, and our highly developed strategies will be effective in your OUIL Causing Death case. Our DUI defense team has helped many drivers avoid felony assault or homicide charges after drunk driving accidents. We know how prosecutors will attempt to prove your guilt and will utilize advantageous evidence to protect you from overly aggressive prosecution.

Cases of DUI and OUIL Causing Death in MI

Drunk driving cases resulting in death are driven by emotion and you will require the counsel of an experienced attorney throughout your case if accused. In order to be convicted of drunk driving or any DUI related charge, police must first have probable cause to believe you are driving under the influence. In the case of a vehicle accident, police will already have a reason to speak to you, and may ask you to submit to a blood or breath test. Don’t forfeit your rights the minute you are questioned about a vehicle accident. Contact Grabel & Associates and find out how to best protect yourself from DUI conviction.

Blood Alcohol Content Tests as Evidence in a DUI Causing Death case

Roadside sobriety tests are notoriously inaccurate, and even blood and breath tests can produce false results due to improperly calibrated devices or procedural errors. Out attorneys understand what police and prosecutors need to convict you of drunk driving causing death and we will inform you of every legal issue affecting your case. Our criminal defense team will look at every possible legal outcome and do everything necessary to have your charges dismissed or reduced. Contact us now for premier OUIL defense.

Criminal Penalties for OUIL Causing Death or Manslaughter in Michigan

If you have been charged with drunk driving causing death in Michigan, your life is on the line. DUI causing death is a serious charge and you should secure an attorney as soon as possible to direct you in your high stakes criminal case. If convicted of OUIL causing death you could face up to 15 years in prison, and up to 20 if your motor vehicle accident caused the death of an emergency or highway worker. These penalties are outlined in the Michigan Vehicle Code, Section 257.625. Prosecuting attorneys may also decide to charge you with murder.

We represent clients charged with all criminal DUI offenses, including:

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

Our Approach to DUI Causing Death and Manslaughter Charges

Our lawyers understand Michigan DUI law and have hands-on experience from thousands of past cases. Our team understands the situation you are in and will work to protect your rights and freedoms. The lawyers at Grabel & Associates combine for over 100 years of legal experience and will aggressively work to deliver the best possible case result.

In any DUI case, prosecutors have a heavy burden of proof and must show that your blood alcohol content was above the legal limit while you were driving. We understand how to challenge breath and blood test results as well as police and prosecutor procedures, and will employ every possible tactic to earn you a great case outcome. You need an attorney who can pick apart every piece of evidence the prosecution tries to use in your DUI case, and our talented lawyers will give you an edge in any stage of the criminal process. We fight wrongful arrest, rights violations, and faulty BAC tests; defend clients at trial using the most dynamic, innovative strategies, and investigate every detail of your case, consulting with experts if necessary in order to give you the most comprehensive DUI defense in Michigan.

Contact Grabel & Associates for DUI Defense

Anyone in facing murder or OUIL causing death charges should contact the best Michigan criminal defense attorney. Our experience fighting criminal cases over the past decade gives us an unrivaled ability to consistently produce great results. We are available 24/7 to assist you, and you can speak with an experienced case analyst right now if you have just been pulled over for drunk driving or if you have already been charged with OUIL causing death or manslaughter. Call us, toll free at 1-800-342-7896 or contact us online. You can also set up a free consultation with trial attorney Scott Grabel to further discuss your drunk driving case and learn more about how our aggressive criminal defense can aid you in securing your freedom. Our statewide attorneys are ready to defend you no matter where you are in Michigan, and our experience in courts throughout Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, Detroit, Lansing, East Lansing, Grand Rapids, and more will give you an edge in your criminal fight.

Client Reviews

If you are reading these reviews you are about to make a decision that will have a large impact on the rest of your life. I choose Grabel and Associates to represent me in my case and I could not have been more satisfied with the level of professionalism and dedication to their clients. I had the opportunity to meet and work with multiple lawyers in the practice all of which showcased a vast knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of the legal system. When you choose Scott Grabel to represent you will open yourself up to all of his resources. Depending on your case Grabel knows experts in all fields. I worked with polygraph examiners, investigators, and forensics experts. Grabel and Associates will defend without prejudice of innocence or guilt. Scott Grabel was able to lead me through every step of the process with great communication the whole way. I would recommend Scott Grabel and Associates to my friends, family and anyone who is in need of representation. B. A.
Best attorney in state of Michigan. Caring and a true friend. Scott was with us every step of the way. He fought for a great injustice for our son and was able to provide an outcome that gave his life back. L. A.
Scott and his firm did an awesome job representing a family member of mine, I would highly recommend him and his firm! They were extremely reliable, trustworthy and very informative and did a great job with the case. I couldn't be happier with the results that we received, I can't speak highly enough about the great job he did. If you are thinking about using his firm, I would highly recommend, I would definitely use his firm again if needed, he is an a great attorney with a great firm, you won't be disappointed! M. F.