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Know the Laws: Michigan

UPDATED September 28, 2016

Even if you do not qualify for a personal protection order (PPO) the abuser may have committed a crime.  If you call the police, they may arrest him/her for a crime and you may get a restraining order through the criminal court.  Remember that even if you do have a personal protection order, you can still report him/her to the police if you believe s/he committed a crime against you.

What are some crimes that the abuser may have committed in Michigan?
If I am the victim of a crime, where can I get additional help in Michigan?

What are some crimes that the abuser may have committed in Michigan?

Here is a list of some possible crimes in Michigan that the abuser may have committed.  You can click on the links to read the legal definition of each crime on our State Statutes page:

If I am the victim of a crime, where can I get additional help in Michigan?

The Department of Community Health has information on crime victims' compensation in Michigan (for questions, you can contact them by telephone at 1-877-251-7373).  They also have information on the rights of crime victims, including information about the Michigan Crime Victim Notification Network.

You may learn more about crimes by calling your local police department, sheriff's department, or district attorney's office.  See our MI Sheriff Departments page for the contact information for your local sheriff's department.

If you are a victim of domestic violence and have been charged with a crime, you can go to our Battered Women Charged with Crimes page.

Other organizations for victims of crime are listed on our National Organizations - Crime Victims page.

You may want to contact the Stalking Resource Center if you are being stalked or harassed.

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