The Likine case concerned a criminal statute, MCL 750.165, that makes non-compliance with court-ordered child support a felony. The penalty for felony non-support in Michigan is incarceratation for up to four years and a fine of up to $2,000. If someone is arrested for non-support, he or she remains behind bars until trial unless he or she posts a cash bond of $500.00 or 25% of the arrearage, whichever is larger. That could mean being in jail until trial—and all that time, the arrearage continues to grow. It’s difficult to understand how what is essentially “debtor’s prison” works for children who need support.