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Pets in protective orders

Animals in Domestic Violence Restraining Orders: MI

By Michigan, Policy

MICHIGAN allows domestic violence protective orders to include pets. In addition, federal law includes the crime of stalking and actions that make the victim fear that the stalker will hurt the victim’s pet, service or emotional support animal, or horse (18 U.S.C. § 2261A (2019)) . BLUE STATES specifically provide for the inclusion of pets in protective/restraining orders. GRAY STATES do…

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Audio Video Surveillance

Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: MI

By Michigan, Policy

MICHIGAN is considered an All-Party Consent State, in that all people involved in the recorded communication must give permission. As per the Justia website1, Michigan’s eavesdropping statute prohibits recording in-person and telephone conversations without consent from all parties, though one court has interpreted it as requiring consent from only one party. Violations are considered a felony and carry potential fines,…

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