Misdemeanor Charges

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
Arson   Larceny
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
Embezzlement   Retail Fraud
Fraud   Traffic Misdemeanors

Learn more about Michigan Misdemeanor Case Stages and Court Procedure.