Under Michigan law, misdemeanors are a criminal offense that can be charged under either state statute or local ordinance. State charges are prosecuted by the county prosecutor, and local ordinance charges are handled by the city attorney.
Misdemeanors are prosecuted in the District Court where the crime allegedly occurred. A misdemeanor conviction is a criminal conviction, and could lead to a jail sentence, a criminal record, and a period of probation. The penalties for any crime will also vary depending on whether it is your first, second or third offense. If you are facing misdemeanor charges, you want an attorney fighting for your rights.
Common Misdemeanor Charges
|Aggravated Assault||Indecent Exposure|
|Assault and Battery||Malicious Destruction|
|Careless Driving||Minor in Possession|
|Domestic Violence||NSF Check|
|Disorderly Conduct||Possession of Marijuana|
|Driving While License is Suspended (DWLS)||Receiving Stolen Property|
|Drunk Driving (DUI)||Reckless Driving|
Learn more about Michigan Misdemeanor Case Stages and Court Procedure.