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Contempt of Court as Punishment for MIP Probation Violation
The penalty for Contempt of Court can be a serious offense. Depending on the judge in Oakland County Michigan, Judge Julie Nicholson and Judge Marc Barron for example, contempt power of the court may be used to punish MIP probationers for violating their probation. While a number of judges in Oakland County Circuit Court have found this to be unlawful, Judges in the 48th District Court and the 52-3 District Court continue to utilize this illegal practice.
(Related: Minor In Possession)
All first offense MIP Minor in Possession charges in Michigan are non-jailable offenses. Instead of a jail sentence, most MIP defendants are given reporting probation and if they violate, the courts will sentence them to jail for being Contempt of Court, even though their original crime was not punishable by a jail sentence.
The maximum incarceration for Contempt of Court has never exceeded 92 days in jail. Fines for being Contempt of Court could cost you up to $7500 per single act of Contempt, that are intended to punish the behavior.
Other Behavior or Actions that Can Lead to Contempt of Court:
(Related: Misdemeanor Probation Violation)
At Rudoi Law, we know how to fight Contempt of Court charges. We will present the serious, aggressive defense you need. Our experience with the local legal environment can help us define a legal strategy that works best for you and your need for a fair and fast resolution. If you are facing Contempt of Court charges don’t risk the potential 90 days in Jail, contact an expert today,