Charged with Domestic Violence in Michigan? Know Your Rights

undefinedDomestic Violence victims receive tremendous help, hire a Defense Attorney that ensures your rights are protected!

If you are facing a Michigan Domestic Violence charge or an Aggravated Domestic Violence charge, you likely have a No Contact Order preventing you from all forms of communication with the alleged victim. If your alleged victim is utilizing the Prosecuting Attorney and/or the Victim Advocate, an individual employed by the government who helps alleged victims of Domestic Violence assert their rights and have their opinions heard under the Michigan Crime Victim Rights Act; they will be given the following information:

An overview of the criminal justice system in a Michigan Domestic Violence charge in both misdemeanor DV and Felony DV cases. This includes what happens at an Arraignment and which pleas the Court will Accept, Pre-Exam Conference, Preliminary Examination, Arraignment on the Information, Pretrials, Trials, and Sentencings.

Alleged victims of a Michigan Domestic Violence crime could potentially receive compensation from the Crime Victim Compensation Fund.

Certain Prosecutor's Offices have a special Crime Victim Rights Unit that advocate for alleged victims in Domestic Violence charges.

That if they need emotion support, intervention, case status information, or consultation with the Prosecuting Attorney, the Victim Rights Advocate will provide it, in addition to going to Court with the alleged victim.

That they are able to speak with the Prosecuting Attorney before any plea deal is entered into with you in your Domestic Violence case.

When facing a Michigan Domestic Violence charge you are subject to up to 93 days in Jail and/or up to a $500.00 fine But if your case is defended by a quality criminal defense attorney, it could have minimal impact. Call Prain Law, PLLC, the Michigan Domestic Violence Attorney, for a free (but priceless) face-to-face consultation immediately, 24/7, at (248) 731-4543. We have NEVER had a Domestic Violence client end up in Jail! What are you waiting for?


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Prain Law, PLLC is focused only on the types charges featured on our website. This helps us deliver the decisive, effective advocacy for which our clients know us. We only serve individuals currently under investigation or who have a current case pending in court. Our firm does not represent injury victims, defendants who have already taken a plea or have been sentenced, or those seeking to expunge a criminal record. We do not respond to anyone who is not involved in a pending investigation or who has a court case for a type of charge we do not handle, but we wish you the very best of luck.