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Law Summary

Adultery is illegal, but can only be punished upon a complaint by the affected husband or wife.

Full Text of the Law

750.30 Adultery; punishment.
Sec. 30.

Punishment—Any person who shall commit adultery shall be guilty of a felony; and when the crime is committed between a married woman and a man who is unmarried, the man shall be guilty of adultery, and liable to the same punishment.


History: 1931, Act 328, Eff. Sept. 18, 1931 ;--CL 1948, 750.30 .

Former Law: See section 1 of Ch. 150 of R.S. 1846, being CL 1857, § 5856; How., § 9277; CL 1897, § 11688; CL 1915, § 15462; and CL 1929, § 16817.


750.31 Adultery; complaint and time of prosecution.
Sec. 31.

Complainant and time prosecution to be commenced—No prosecution for adultery, under the preceding section, shall be commenced, but on the complaint of the husband or wife; and no such prosecution shall be commenced after 1 year from the time of committing the offense.


History: 1931, Act 328, Eff. Sept. 18, 1931 ;--CL 1948, 750.31 .

Former Law: See section 3 of Ch. 158 of R.S. 1846, being CL 1857, § 5858; CL 1871, § 7693; How., § 9279; CL 1897, § 11690; CL 1915, § 15464; and CL 1929, § 16819.


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