The crime of Misconduct in Office is a serious felony offense. A person commits this offense if he/she is a public official or police officer who willfully fails to fulfill an official duty or abuses his/her authority. A police officer who assaults/batters another person without any legitimate right can be charged with Misconduct in Office.
A conviction on this offense will require a maximum prison sentence of 5 years. The typical sentence on a Misconduct in Office in Washtenaw County is 6 months in jail to 1 year imprisonment. A public official or police officer convicted of this offense will have a very difficult time trying to obtain a law enforcement or government job in the future. A person convicted of this felony offense will also lose the right to vote, the right to possess and use firearms, the right to serve on a jury, the ability to obtain certain professional licenses and obtain quality employment, the ability to obtain certain types of travel visas, and may be deported from the country.