Drunk Driving Causing Death

If you or a family member is charged with Operating While Intoxicated Causing Death, you understand your life is on the line.  In Michigan, a drunk driving causing death charge will likely carry a lengthy prison sentence.  In fact, per MCL 257.625, a felony drinking and driving causing death conviction can result in a sentence of up to 15 years incarceration.  That is of course, if the prosecutor does not charge you with second degree murder.


Having handled many Michigan drunk driving causing death cases, we understand that these types of cases are tragedies and effect many people.  These are emotional cases, and sometimes emotions of the decedent’s family will put the prosecutor in a situation where deals are off the table. 

Even though these are emotional cases, we are drinking and driving lawyers who understand the situation and chose to fight.  These cases are generally accidental in nature and many times the incident was caused by someone else’s intervening negligence.  Further, as with all drinking and driving cases, the prosecutor has the burden to prove that your blood alcohol level was over the legal limit. 

Drunk driving Causing Death cases need to be aggressively litigated in order to give you any chance of success.  Motions need to be filed, experts need to be hired, and the prosecutor’s case needs to be deconstructed and attacked.  This is what we do at Amberg & Amberg, Michigan’s criminal defense lawyers.

At Amberg & Amberg, we take drinking and driving cases to trial all of the time.  If you need our help, call us or email us today.   Our attorneys believe in what they do and they believe in your  innocence.  We are industry recognized leaders in criminal  representation and we fight to win.