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
Appeals in Michigan State Courts
"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
Michigan Supreme Court Application for Leave to Appeal Packet prepared by Prison Legal Services of Michigan
NEW! 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.
"How Can I Make My Michigan Adult Criminal Conviction Nonpublic?" and "How Can I Make My Michigan Juvenile Adjudication Nonpublic?" from the State Court Administrative Office's website.
"Procedure to set aside a conviction" from the Michigan State Police.
Simple Civil Litigation
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.