Michigan Misdemeanors: Maximum Punishment

Violations: The following is a list of possible Michigan misdemeanors and their maximum fines and jail sanctions imposed pursuant to Michigan statute. These may vary depending on whether the charge or conviction is based upon a local ordinance or under the Michigan Statute, which is dependent on the charging governmental body (i.e. State or Local Municipality).

The following is a list of common Michigan Misdemeanors or Sanctions:

MIP – Minor Purchase/Possess/Consume Alcohol, no jail, $100 to $500

MIP – Minor Purchase/Consume Alcohol in a Vehicle, 90 Days, $100

Nuisance Party/Attend/Allow/Host, 90 Days, $500

Open Intoxicants in Public, 90 Days, $500

Open Intoxicants Motor Vehicle, 90 Days, $100

Operating While Intoxicated 1st (OWI), 93 Days, $100 to $500

Operating While Visibly Impaired 1st (OWVI), 93 Days, $300

Operating With a High BAC, Super Drunk, 180 Days, $200 to $700

OWI 2ND / OWVI 2ND, 5 Days to 1 Yr., $200 to $1000


Operating With Presence of Drugs (OWPD), 93 Days, $100 to $500

Possession of Marijuana / Use, 90 Days to 1 Yr., $100 to $2000

Disorderly Conduct, 90 Days, $100 to $500

Disturbing the Peace, 90 Days, $500

Domestic Violence, 93 Days to 1 Yr., $500 to $1000

Contribute To Delinquency of Minor, 90 Days, $1000

Reckless Driving, 93 Days, $500


Retail Fraud 3rd Degree, 2nd Degree, 93 Days to 1 Yr., $500 to $2000

Urinate in Public, 90 Days, $500

Trespass, 93 Days to 1 Yr., $500 to $2000

Malicious Destruction of Property MDOP, 93 Days to 1 Yr., $500 to $1000

No Proof of Insurance, 1 Yr., $200 to $500


Embezzlement under $200, 93 Days, $500


Receive Conceal Stolen Property, 93 Days to 1 Yr., $500 to $2000

Larceny (Under -$200) $200-$1000, 93 Days to 1 Yr., $500 to $1000

Furnish Alcohol to a Minor-Statue/Ordinance, 60 Days to 90 Days, $500 to $1000

Restricted License Violation, 90 Days, $100

Zero Tolerance (Person under 21 w/BAC), no jail, $250


Assault & Battery, 93 Days, $500

Breaking & Entering, Illegal Entry, 90 Days, $500

Drive on Suspended, Revoked, Driver’s License, 93 Days to 1Yr., $500 to $1000

No Operators License in Possession, 90 Days, $100

NSF-Non- Sufficient Funds Check (Under $100), 93 Days to 1Yr., $500 to $1000

Failure to Report or Stop at Property Accident, 90 Days, $100

Malicious Use of Telecommunication Services, 6 Months, $1000


Ignition Interlock: Operating Without BAIID Properly Installed, 180 Days, $200 to $700


Ignition Interlock Device: Unauthorized Removal of BAIID, 90 Days, $200 to $700

In Addition to the above penalties there are other consequences:

The Secretary of State will in some cases suspend or revoke your driver’s license and impose drivers license responsibility sanctions. These sanctions, possible suspensions, restrictions or revocations will vary depending on the charge and conviction. Individuals must also be concerned with second or subsequent charges and convictions. These too will impact the possible punishments that an individual face when he or she is sentenced—whether they choose to plea or are inevitably found guilty.

Including the above punishments, courts will vary when and if it renders jail sanctions, probation terms and at sentencing. Again, the circumstances of the case and the defendant will, whether positive or negative, impact any particular case and its ultimate disposition. Make sure you obtain the right Attorney for your criminal case. Josh Jones maintains a full-service criminal defense firm, specializing in marijuana law and handlings all Michigan Misdemeanors and Felonies.

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