Domestic Violence Legal Service


WHAT IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?


In the State of Michigan Domestic Violence is an assault and/or battery between two parties with a specific relationship. A battery is the forceful, violent, or offensive touching of a person or something closely connected with that person. The touching must have been intended by the accused party and was not accidental. An assault is an attempt to commit a battery or an act that would cause a reasonable person to be fearful of an immediate battery. An assault and/or battery becomes domestic violence under the Michigan Penal Code based on the relationship of the parties involved. Domestic violence is an assault and/or battery that occurs between a defendant and their spouse, a defendant and their former spouse, the complainant has a child in common with the defendant, the complainant was a resident or former resident of the same household as the defendant, or the complainant was someone with whom the defendant had a previous dating relationship.

The penalties for domestic violence in Michigan can range from a misdemeanor that carries minimal or no jail time, to felonies that carry substantial prison time in the Michigan Department of Corrections. Being charged with domestic violence is a very serious occurrence. Our criminal defense team has handled countless domestic violence cases. It is important to have a criminal defense team that you trust in your corner. Our domestic violence attorneys have the experience necessary to achieve the results you need.

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