Next to a civil infraction (I.E. low level traffic and parking tickets), misdemeanors are the lowest level of crimes you can be charged for in Michigan. In Michigan, misdemeanors are handled in District Court. Most misdemeanors are punishable by up to 93 days in jail but a high misdemeanor is punishable by up to two years in prison. Generally, time served on Michigan Misdemeanors occur in city or county jail, rather than a prison.
Here is a partial list of Michigan Misdemeanors. For a partial list of felonies click here :
- Resisting Arrest (MCLA 750.479)
- Trespassing (MCLA 750.547)
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident (MCLA 257.617a)
- *Indecent Exposure (MCLA 750.335a)
- Disorderly Conduct
- Urinating in Public
- Reckless Driving
- Driving While License Suspended
- Possession of Marijuana
- *Zero Tolerance OUIL
- *Domestic Violence
* Indicates that charges could be charged as either felonies or misdemeanors.