Usually, two adults who reside together get into a heated argument.
Wanting to deescalate the situation, one of the adults often calls the police.
He or she think if police officers arrive at the scene, the officers will be able to facilitate a resolution or at the very least help the adults cool down and then be on their way.
Little do these individuals know about the unwritten rule whereby officers, when dispatched to domestic violence disputes, nearly always arrest one of the parties.
Nearly every time, one of the parties will volunteer information to the officer in order to help the situation when in reality, that party is offering incriminating evidence to the officer not knowing the officer is about to arrest someone.
This is an unattended consequence our law firm commonly sees in domestic assault cases.
What Michigan Law Says About Domestic Violence
Under Michigan law, assuming the person charged doesn’t have any prior domestic assault convictions on his or her record, domestic assault is typically charged as a misdemeanor.
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