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Spotlight on: José Burgos

From the September, 2023 Criminal Defense Newsletter

Spotlight is a regular feature of SADO's Criminal Defense Newsletter (CDN), in which we get to know a member of Michigan criminal defense a little better. In the September 2023 CDN, we put a spotlight on José Burgos, SADO Reentry Specialist. Read more

SADO Attorneys to Argue Before MSC at October Session

October 4 & 5, 2023 Hall of Justice, Lansing, MI

SADO’s Steven Helton and Jacqueline McCann will present argument on applications before the Michigan Supreme Court on October 4 & 5, 2023, on issues including false confessions experts, amending an information, and polygraphs. Read more

Cobbs Evaluations and the Need for Greater Clarity

From the September, 2023 Criminal Defense Newsletter

Last month I reported on the denial of leave to appeal following oral argument in a case where there was confusion over a trial judge’s promise as part of a Cobbs evaluation (a preliminary sentence evaluation offered for purposes of the plea, see People v Cobbs, 443 Mich 276 (1993)).

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