THE MICHIGAN PENAL CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 328 of 1931
750.553 Occupancy of building without consent; violation; penalty; exception.
(1) Except as provided in subsection (2), an individual who occupies a building that is a single-family dwelling or 1 or both units in a building that is a 2-family dwelling and has not, at any time during that period of occupancy, occupied the property with the owner's consent for an agreed-upon consideration is guilty of a crime as follows:
(a) For a first offense, a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000.00 per dwelling unit occupied or imprisonment for not more than 180 days, or both.
(b) For a second or subsequent offense, a felony punishable by a fine of not more than $10,000.00 per dwelling unit occupied or imprisonment for not more than 2 years, or both.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a guest or a family member of the owner of the dwelling or of a tenant.
History: Add. 2014, Act 224, Eff. Sept. 24, 2014
Compiler's Notes: Former MCL 750.553, which pertained to unfair discrimination, was repealed by Act 274 of 1984, Eff. Mar. 29, 1985.
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