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Domestic Violence Lawyers
In Michigan, the prosecutor will charge a defendant with domestic violence, spousal abuse, or a domestic assault if the alleged victim was in a domestic relationship with the Defendant. The term “domestic relationship” is broadly defined to include not only a spouse, or boyfriend and girlfriend, but also a roommate, sibling, relative, or parent if residing within the same home.
If charged with your first domestic assault charge, a deferred sentencing program might be available to keep the criminal conviction off your public criminal record.
In Michigan, with each subsequent conviction of domestic assault, the fines and possible jail sentence is increased, which is why it is so important to speak to an experienced Domestic Violence lawyer if charged. The criminal defense attorneys at Livingston Law Offices offer a free office consultation by calling 517-546-6666.