SADO and MAACS Attorneys to Argue Before Michigan Supreme Court at May Session

Arguments Scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - Morning Session Only
SADO's Angeles Meneses and MAACS's Ronald Ambrose will present arguments to the Michigan Supreme Court on May 7, 2019 (morning session only). In People v Antjuan Pierre Jackson, Ms. Meneses will argue issues related to the scoring of OV 13. In People v Kelvin Willis, Mr. Ambrose will argue issues related to the proofs necessary for conviction of making child sexually abusive material.

People v Antjuan Pierre Jackson, Docket No. 156502 - SADO’s Angeles Meneses

The Court directed the parties to address whether the provision in MCL 777.19(1) that the sentencing guidelines only apply to an attempt to commit an enumerated offense “if the attempted violation is a felony” requires that the offense the defendant attempted to commit be a felony, or the attempt conviction itself be a felony, for purposes of scoring OV 13.

Find the Supreme Court summary of this case and the parties’ briefs here.

People v Kelvin Willis, Docket No. 157465 - MAACS’s Ronald Ambrose

The Court directed the parties to address (1) whether, to sustain a conviction under MCL 750.145c(2), the prosecution must prove that the defendant acted for the purpose of producing or making child sexually abusive material; and (2) whether the evidence in this case was sufficient to support the defendant’s conviction for child sexually abusive activity, MCL 750.145c(2).

Find the Supreme Court summary of this case and the parties’ briefs here.

Watch live streaming arguments here.