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Lockridge: What you Need to Know - A Training Video

Watch the 8-20-15 Training Video Here

On August 20, 2015, State Appellate Defender Office (SADO) sentencing expert, Anne Yantus, and Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (CDAM) member and accomplished practitioner, Margaret S. Raben, discussed the implications of the Michigan Supreme Court's July 29, 2015 decision in People v Lockridge __ Mich __ (Docket No. 149073) before a live audience in Detroit at the State Appellate Defender Office. The training was simultaneously broadcast to nearly 200 practitioners via an online webinar. Read More


FAQs for Practitioners after the Michigan Supreme Court Ruling in People v Lockridge

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. Learn how this decision affects felony sentencing in Michigan moving forward. Read More


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This project was funded by the Byrne JAG grant #2010-DJ-BX-0003, awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and administered by the Michigan state Police (MSP). Points of view or opinions contained within this document do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the MSP or DOJ.