This question belongs under criminal defense. Reclassified.
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The exact penalties for a conviction of vehicular homicide will depend upon the circumstances of each individual accident. In the state of Michigan vehicular homicide is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and an assessed fine ranging from $10,000 to $20,000.
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Here's my concern: You (if you were the driver whose conduct you're describing) or someone else is facing very very serious charges. Collecting information on the Internet (even a fine site like this) makes absolutely no sense to me. Consulting with qualified criminal defense counsel in private is essential. I don't get it; it's the middle of a weekday--hire counsel NOW.
Were you arraigned on any charge? Part of the purpose of an arraignment is to tell you what you are charged with, and what the maximum possible penalty is. There are a couple of possible different charges (Negligent Homicide being one) that I can think of. It depends on the circumstances (were alcohol/drugs involved, was your license valid at the time, etc.). You need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney now. It will be expensive, but this kind of charge can have many ramifications on your life. Make it a priority. Best wishes to you.