THE MICHIGAN PENAL CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 328 of 1931
750.403 Desertion from military service.
Desertion from military service—Any commissioned officer, non-commissioned officer, musician or private who shall desert the service of the United States, or of this state, shall, unless claimed and punished under the authority and by the law of the United States, be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 2 years; and it shall be the duty of any sheriff, undersheriff, deputy sheriff, constable, city or village marshal, to arrest any such deserter wherever he may be found in this state, whenever such officer shall have knowledge, or reasonable evidence, by affidavit, of such desertion, and shall thereupon forthwith notify the adjutant general of this state.
History: 1931, Act 328, Eff. Sept. 18, 1931
CL 1948, 750.403
Former Law: See section 1 of Act 128 of 1863, being CL 1871, § 7761; How., § 9358; CL 1897, § 11387; CL 1915, § 15105; and CL 1929, § 16638.
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