Answers to Frequently Asked Questions by People in the Criminal Justice System
Sex Offender Registration Act
Petitioning for Removal from the Sex Offender Registry, Prepared by SADO, August 2012
For Families and Friends of Incarcerated Individuals
What happens after your loved one has been convicted of a crime? We welcome you to attend a Family and Friends Informational Session to learn more about appeals and life after incarceration. View the information packet prepared by SADO’s Client and Public Outreach Committee, which addresses the following topics:
- The process of a criminal appeal
- Visiting a prison (policies of the MDOC)
- Communicating with an inmate of the MDOC
- Basic resources for inmates and their loved ones
Preparing for Parole
Parole Preparation Kit - compilation of materials prepared by American Friends Service Committee, MI-CURE, and SADO
Appeals in Michigan State Courts
Michigan Courts Self Help Center
"Filing Appeals and Original Actions", an Appellant's Pro Per Guide from the Michigan Court of Appeals
"When Someone Files an Appeal From Your Court Victory" Appellee's Pro Per Manual from the Michigan Court of Appeals
*UPDATED* Pro Per Application for Leave to Appeal in a Criminal Case to the Michigan Supreme Court, Prepared by the Michigan Supreme Court Clerk's Office
Motion for Relief from Judgment (6.500) Packet prepared by SADO, July 2014
Information and Forms for People without Attorneys in Federal Court
Expunging Adult Convictions (Prepared by SADO Special Assistant Defender Marilena David-Martin, March 2012)
Instructions and Forms for Completing "Application to Set Aside Conviction" from Michigan's One Court of Justice website.
Expunging Juvenile Adjudications (Prepared by SADO Special Assistant Defender Marilena David-Martin, March 2012)
Instructions for Completing "Application to Set Aside Adjudication and Order" from Michigan's One Court of Justice website.
"Tips on How to Expunge your Criminal Record in Michigan" prepared by the Legal Aid of Western Michigan.
"Cleaning up Criminal Records: Expungements" from Michigan Reentry Law wiki.
"Procedure to set aside a conviction" from the Michigan State Police.
The Michigan Legal Help Website, is designed to help self-represented litigants handle relatively simple civil legal matters on their own, funded by a grant from the Michigan State Bar Foundation as part of the Solutions on Self-Help Taskforce.
Pro Per Application for Leave to Appeal in a Civil Case to the Michigan Supreme Court, Prepared by the Michigan Supreme Court Clerk's Office