The following are misdemeanor offenses against persons that are regularly prosecuted by the Clawson Michigan city attorney under the Clawson Michigan local ordinances (These offenses can also be prosecuted under corresponding State laws as well by the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office). The section (Sec.) numbers listed below are from the Clawson Criminal Code.
Sec 46-41. Assault and Battery. A person who assaults or assaults and batters an individual is guilty of a misdemeanor. An individual who assaults or assaults and batters his spouse or former spouse, an individual with who he has a child in common, or a resident or former resident of the same household is guilty of a misdemeanor. (Code 1978, section 21-30) State law reference, similar provision MCL 750.81.
Sec. 46-42. Domestic Violence. (a) Arrest without warrant; assault or assault and battery within household. A police officer who has reasonable cause to believe that an assault or assault and battery has taken place or is taking place, and the person who committed or is committing the assault or assault and batter is a spouse, a former spouse, or a person residing or having resided in the same household as the victim, may arrest the violator without a warrant for that violation, irrespective of whether the assault or assault and battery was committed in the presence of the officer. (b) Conditional sentence; deferral of proceedings. When a person, who has not been convicted of assault or assault and batter, and the victim of the assault is the offender’s spouse, former spouse, or a person residing or having resided in the same household as the victim, pleads guilty to, or is found guilty of assault and battery, the Court, without entering a judgment of guilt, and with the consent of the accused, may defer further proceedings and place the accused on probation as provided in this section. Upon a violation of a term or condition of probation, the Court may enter an adjudication of guilty and proceed as otherwise permitted by law. (c) Probation; mandatory counseling program. An order of publication entered under subsection (b) of this section may require the accused to participate in a mandatory counseling program. (c) The Court may order the accused to pay the reasonable costs of the program. Discharge and dismissal of proceedings. Upon fulfillment of the terms and conditions, the Court shall discharge the person and dismiss the proceedings against the person. Discharge and dismissal under this section shall be without adjudication of guilty and is not a conviction for purposes of this section or for purposes of disqualifications or disabilities imposed by law upon conviction of a crime. (e) Limits on discharges and dismissal of proceedings. There may be only two discharges and dismissals under this section with respect to any person. The police department shall retain a nonpublic record of an arrest and discharge or dismissal under this section. The record shall be furnished to the Court or police agency upon request for the purpose of showing that a Defendant in a criminal action for assault or assault and battery has already availed himself or herself of this section (Code 1978, section 21-131).