Toll-Free: (800) 606-1717
Phone: (248) 569-4646
Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.

What happens in Michigan if a drunk driver causes a crash that injured or kills a person?

In Michigan the laws are tough on motorists who drink and drive and cause a crash resulting in injury or wrongful death. If a drunk driver causes serious injury, the driver may face a maximum $5,000 fine and five years in jail. In crashes resulting in a death, the drunk driver may face a maximum $10,000 fine and 15 years in jail. The drunk driver also faces a maximum five-year license revocation, three-year vehicle immobilization-unless forfeited-and vehicle registration denial.
Detroit Area Office
  • 25800 Northwestern Highway #890
    Southfield, MI 48075
  • Phone: (248) 569-4646
  • Fax: (248) 569-6737
  • Toll Free: (800) 606-1717
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