What will happen to me regarding a domestic assault against my sister?

I’m 17 years old and my sister and I got into an argument. She’s 14 and was yelling and screaming. I hit her with my arm and she didn’t cry, then she grabbed my arm but my mom called the police and they told me I will be charged with domestic assault. It says on the internet that I can get charged with 93 days in jail and a $500 fine, even though I’ve never been in trouble and it was my sister and she hit me too. Whats going to happen to me?

Asked on December 12, 2011 under Criminal Law, Michigan

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you have been charged with domestic assault upon your sister where bith of you are minors, most likely the charge against you will be held in juvenile court since you are a minor. If you do not have a criminal defense attorney representing you at this point in time, you should retain one.

As to the ultimate consequence as ti the charge against you assuming you plead guilty or are convicted of the crime, I have no idea what sentence will be imposed against you by the court. Most likely you will not receive any jail time if convicted but may be fined and ordered to anger management classes for attendance.


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