Felony nonsupport charges are increasing in Michigan as Attorney General Cox cracks down on deadbeat parents. (Note, I do not use the phrase deadbeat dads. Plenty of payee parents are dads, and the deadbeats are moms.)
The Michigan Court of Appeals decided People v Herrick, Docket No. 271882 (for publication) on November 27, 2007. In Herrick, the defendant was charged with felony nonsupport for failing to pay court-ordered child support for his two children between November 7, 2000, and November 7, 2005. Following the preliminary examination, the district court found that there was sufficient evidence to bind defendant over for trial.