What is the definition for Disorderly Conduct and how does it differ from Domestic Assault? Thanks.
State/Country relating to question: Michigan
Disorderly conduct is a catch-all provision that they are using to make it a lesser charge. (See link to statute below.) The punishment range is not much different -- up to 90 days in jail for disorderly conduct versus up to 93 days for domestic a&b.The most likely reason he wants it reduced is because disorderly conduct sounds better. A lot of people do not want a domestic a&b conviction on their record.http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(wavk0qihxvkf2vbg2derbdzv))/mileg.aspx?page=GetObject&objectname=mcl-750-167
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