If you have been charged with a domestic-violence crime, it is almost always ordered to NOT have contact with the complaining witness and NOT to appear at a specific listed address. Normally the judge will enter a “No-Contact Order.” A no contact order means that you CANNOT go back home after a domestic violence charge.
No-contact orders in Michigan will prohibit you from going anywhere near the alleged victim’s home, school, and place of employment, etc. If you had been living together, you would be required to leave the residence and move to a new residence while the case is pending. The judge would also forbid you from contacting or communicating with the alleged victim.
Domestic violence cases are serious matters that demand careful consideration, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to our domestic violence attorneys if you have any questions regarding domestic violence in the state of Michigan.