Just how seriously should someone facing a charge of operating while intoxicated causing death take the accusation? Consider that in some cases the defendant could wind up facing a charge of murder in the second degree and you can see that it's something to take very seriously.
As we indicated in an article on the subject of OWI charges recently, even first-time offenders found guilty can face significant consequences. Fines are possible, certainly. But there is also the possibility of jail time being imposed. And in Michigan, the legal system allows for exponential penalties as the level of the criminal charges escalate.