Domestic violence is defined as behaviors used by one person in a relationship to control the other. Domestic violence is not limited to married partners but those also defined as domestic partnerships which in Michigan include:
- Spouse or former spouse
- Dating relationships or former dating relationships
- Child in common
- Resident or former resident of the same household
Under Michigan Law, Domestic Violence is often considered a misdemeanor and is punishable by up to 93 days in jail and or a $500 fine however, there are circumstances which may make domestic violence a felony crime in Michigan. For example, an individual who has committed an assault or an assault and battery and who has 2 or more previous convictions for assaulting or assaulting and battering his or her spouse, former spouse or past or present domestic partner, is guilty of a felony which is punishable by imprisonment for not more than 5 years or a fine of not more than $5,000.00 or both (MCL 750.81a).
There are many things which can be construed as domestic violence and according to Michigan Law, the more often a person is convicted of domestic violence, the more likely it is to become a felony charge with much stiffer penalties. Domestic violence charges may include physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional or psychological abuse or even economical abuse.
If you are facing domestic violence charges Gaylord MI and are in need of a felony domestic violence lawyer in Gaylord MI, Harris Law is here to help. A qualified lawyer, Harris Law also offers a variety of other law services in addition to felony domestic violence law. When you are dealing with something as serious as a felony domestic violence charges Gaylord MI, it is important that you have a knowledgeable and skilled defense lawyer to help. In Gaylord MI, Harris Law is the right choice.
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