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Most Michigan misdemeanor criminal offenses come in two forms: misdemeanors punishable by up to 93 days in jail and misdemeanors punishable by up to one year in jail. Misdemeanor charges are handled in the District Court where the crime is alleged to have occurred.

Misdemeanor crimes punishable by up to 93 days in jail can be charged under local city ordinance or state law. If you are charged under a local city ordinance, the charge is prosecuted by the city attorney. 93 day misdemeanors charged under Michigan state law are prosecuted be the county prosecutor. Misdemeanors punishable by up to one year in jail are handled exclusively by the county prosecutor.

Partial List of Offenses Include

  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Assault and Battery
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Disturbing the Peace
  • Embezzlement
  • Negligent Homicide
  • Resisting Arrest (MCLA 750.479)
  • Trespassing (MCLA 750.547)
  • Larceny
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident (MCLA 257.617a)
  • Indecent Exposure (MCLA 750.335a)
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Urinating in Public
  • Reckless Driving
  • Driving While License Suspended  
  • OUIL
  • Zero Tolerance OUIL
  • Domestic Violence
  • Prostitution
  • Retail Fraud - 1st Offense
  • Non Sufficent Funds

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