Moving Violation Causing Serious Impairment of a Body Function
Experienced Kalamazoo & Grand Rapids Criminal Defense Attorneys
You do not have to be cited for reckless driving or arrested for OWI in order to face criminal charges in an accident. In Michigan, you can now be arrested for and charged with a "moving violation causing serious impairment of a body function." This is a serious misdemeanor that can result in numerous complications for you if your defense is not properly handled.
At Willis Law, we defend clients charged with a moving violation causing serious impairment of a body function throughout western Michigan. You can rely on us to guide you through the legal defense process while we work to protect your best interests.
We can protect your rights and reputation. Call us toll free at (888) 461-7744 for a free initial consultation.
Penalties for Moving Violation Causing Serious Impairment of a Body Function
This is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum sentence of 93 days in jail and/or a $500 fine. You also face severe consequences for your driver's license, including a one-year mandatory driver's license suspension and six points assessed to your driving record. Additionally, the Secretary of State will impose a $1,000 driver responsibility fee upon you for two years.
The burden of proof will remain on the prosecution. If your case goes to trial, the prosecutor must prove the following elements:
- You committed a moving violation
- The crash victim sustained a serious impairment of bodily function
- Your operation of the vehicle was the cause of the victim's injury
Our attorneys are knowledgeable about the procedures involved in this new area of criminal defense and have what it takes to protect your interests. We understand how important it is for members of the community to preserve their good name and will pursue all available options in ensuring your case is handled discreetly and effectively.
If you face charges of a moving violation causing serious impairment of a body function, the time to act is now. Contact us today for a free initial consultation with our criminal defense lawyers. From our offices in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Paw Paw, we represent clients throughout western Michigan.