MI 780.961 Use of deadly force or force other than deadly force; establishing evidence that individual’s actions not justified.

State: Michigan

 

Michigan Compiled Laws (M.C.L.)

Act 310 of 2006. DEADLY FORCE

780.961 Use of deadly force or force other than deadly force; establishing evidence that individual’s actions not justified.

(1) An individual who uses deadly force or force other than deadly force in compliance with section 2 of the self-defense act and who has not or is not engaged in the commission of a crime at the time he or she uses that deadly force or force other than deadly force commits no crime in using that deadly force or force other than deadly force.

(2) If a prosecutor believes that an individual used deadly force or force other than deadly force that is unjustified under section 2 of the self-defense act, the prosecutor may charge the individual with a crime arising from that use of deadly force or force other than deadly force and shall present evidence to the judge or magistrate at the time of warrant issuance, at the time of any preliminary examination, and at the time of any trial establishing that the individual’s actions were not justified under section 2 of the self-defense act.