Sentencing Guidelines


Guidelines
Michigan Legislative Sentencing Guidelines

Michigan Judicial Sentencing Guidelines 1988 Second Edition 
(for offenses committed before January, 1999)

1987 Proposed Revisions to the 1982 edition of the Michigan Sentencing Guidelines
(for offenses committed before January, 1999)

Michigan Judicial Sentencing Guidelines 1982 First Revised Edition
(for offenses committed before January, 1999)


Lockridge
In People v Lockridge, 498 Mich 358 (2015), 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.

More information:

Sample Lockridge Pleadings:


SADO Sentencing Trainings
Lockridge:  What you Need to Know – August 20, 2015
Margaret Raben, CDAM and Anne Yantus, SADO

Advanced Topics in Pleas & Sentencing – July 31, 2015
Anne Yantus, Manager, Special Unit on Pleas & Sentencing 

Sentencing Law Update – July 17, 2015
Jacqueline McCann, Assistant Defender

Holistic Justice Approaches at Sentencing - August 2014
Nicole George, M.S.W., and Jacqueline Ouvry, Assistant Defender 

Advanced Felony Sentencing Seminar - August 2014
Jacqueline McCann, MCOLES Seminar in Marquette, Michigan

Michigan Felony Sentencing Law Update - August 2014
Jacqueline McCann, MCOLES Seminar in Petoskey, Michigan

Use of COMPAS at Sentencing - Spring 2014 (video and complete handouts on training page)

Sentencing Law Updates - Fall 2013
Anne Yantus and Sheila Robertson Deming

Felony Sentencing Seminar - March 1, 2013
Jacqueline McCann, MCOLES Seminar in Saginaw, Michigan

Advanced Felony Sentencing Seminar - December 28, 2012
Jacqueline McCann, MCOLES Seminar

Advanced Michigan Felony Sentencing Guidelines Seminar - August 10, 2012
Anne Yantus and Danielle Walton, MCOLES Seminar

Michigan Sentencing Guidelines Boot Camp - August 3, 2012
Jacqueline J. McCann, MCOLES Seminar

Michigan Felony Sentencing - MCOLES Seminar in Marquette, June 1, 2012
Anne Yantus, Matt Weise and Mike Ayotte

Sentence Law Updates
Anne Yantus, CDAM, March 17, 2012.

Advanced Michigan Felony Sentencing Guidelines Seminar
Jackie McCann, MCOLES Seminar, December 29, 2011.

Michigan Sentencing Guidelines Boot Camp
Aaron Mead, William Vailliencourt, Anne Yantus, MCOLES Seminar, October 10, 2011.
(this document contains the same material as the September 9 session)

Michigan Sentencing Guidelines Boot Camp
Aaron Mead, William Vailliencourt, Anne Yantus, MCOLES Seminar, September 9, 2011.

Macomb County Michigan Felony Sentencing Seminar
Cheryl A. Carpenter, Thomas Robertson, Sgt. Christopher Hawkins, Anne Yantus, Larry McDonald
MCBA Criminal Law Committee, July 23, 2011.