If you are charged with a Michigan Domestic Violence crime, there is a chance to keep if off of your criminal record. Relationships, marriages, divorces, household resident living, can give rise to heated emotions. Police officers often say that a domestic violence call can be one of the most dangerous police call because emotions run high. When feelings are involved people may do things they would not ordinarily do. In this article we are discussing domestic violence.
The Michigan Legislature has understood that people may act without thinking or with emotion rather than reason in a domestic violence situation. With that understanding, the legislature has enacted MCL 769.4a. In part the statute states the following: