Next session: Thursday November 5, 2015 at 5:30 pm in Lansing
Join SADO for an Informational Session on what to expect after a loved one is convicted of a crime and sentenced to the Michigan Department of Corrections. SADO staff will be on hand to address the process of appealing a conviction and how an appeal is different from the trial or plea proceedings, and will inform attendees on the visiting policies of the MDOC, how to communicate and stay connected with your incarcerated loved ones, and more. Read more
FAQs for Practitioners, Informational Guide for Prisoners, Training Videos, and Sample Pleadings
In People v Lockridge, ___ Mich ___ (Docket No. 149073, 7/29/15), the Michigan Supreme Court concluded that the Michigan sentencing guidelines create a mandatory minimum sentence range that violates the rule of Apprendi v New Jersey, 530 US 466 (2000), and Alleyne v United States, 133 S Ct 2151 (2013), and thus violates the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments, because the sentencing scheme uses judicial fact-finding in the scoring of the offense variables. SADO has put together important resources for practitioners and defendants to help advocate in the post-Lockridge era.Read more
View Past Stories
- Circuit Court Opinion of the Month: Circuit Court Opinion of the Month: New Trial Ordered in Impaired Driving Conviction - July-August, 2015
- From Other States: July-August, 2015
- New and Interesting in the Brief Bank: Online Brief Bank - July-August, 2015
- Surveillance News: July-August, 2015
- Local Success: Kristina Larson Dunne - July-August, 2015
- Legislative Update: Legislative and Policy Updates
- 10.09.2015 CAP - Walker Hearings: A to...
- 10.15.2015 MAACS - MAACS 2015 Annual Fa...
- 10.16.2015 CAP - Hearsay in a Nutshell
- 10.20.2015 OCBA - Anatomy of a Criminal...
- 10.23.2015 CAP - The Michigan State Pol...