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Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is considered a crime against society, and what is called a “policy case,” meaning as a matter of policy most prosecutors and the courts will not deal on such cases and take matters of domestic assault extremely seriously.
 
Generally when the police respond to a call of domestic assault, their hands are tied. If responding officers have any quantifiable evidence that an assault has taken place, they must arrest the suspected abuser. You will not be able to bond out until such time as you are taken before a magistrate or judge.
 
You will given a no contact order meaning you will not be allowed back in the residence if you live with the victim even if you own your own home. An assault charge can keep you from your children, damage your reputation in the community and hinder your employment.
 
If this applies to your situation fill out the contact form! Or Call Alonzi Law at 248.779.7236
 
What are the penalties for domestic assault?
If you are convicted:


Domestic violence is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 93 days in jail and/or a $500 fine.

  • Assault and Battery (first offense)
  • Assault and Battery (second)
  • Assault and Battery (third/subsequent
  • Assault w/infliction of a serious injury
You will face potential sentence of:


Under Michigan law, a person has a domestic relationship if any of the following apply:

  • Spouse or former spouse
  • Dating relationship or former dating relationship
  • Child in common
  • Resident or former resident of the same household
  • Up to 93 days in jail and $500 in fines
  • Up to one year in jail and $1,000 in fines
  • Up to two years in prison and $500.00 fine
  • Up to two years in prison and $2,500.00 fine
     

If you have been arrested for domestic assault do not discuss the case with anyone with the exception of an attorney. Why? The more you talk its like a virus; it infects any body you talk to making them a potential witness against you. If you have been arrested for doemstic assault call as soon as possible your defense depends on timely preparation and aggressive representation of your rights.