Laws, Rules and Ordinances

Ordinances and Statutes

Local Ordinances in Michigan, from
Michigan Compiled Laws, from
United States Code, from Legal Information Institute, Cornell University.
Offense Code Index for Traffic Violations, Source: Michigan Department of State Court Manual, September 30, 2004 (DLAD-239).
License Actions Imposed By Secretary of State


Court Rules

Local and Michigan
Local Court Rules - Circuit Court (Source:
Local Court Rules - District Courts (Source:
Local Court Rules - Probate Courts (Source:
Michigan Court Rules (Source:

Federal Court Rules
U.S. District Court, Michigan Eastern District
U.S. District Court, Michigan Western District
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Supreme Court

Additional Rules
Michigan Rules of Evidence (Source: Michigan Supreme Court)
Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct (Source: Michigan Supreme Court)
Federal Rules of Evidence (Source: Legal Information Institute, Cornell Law School)
Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure (Source: Legal Information Institute, Cornell Law School)


Court Decisions: Federal and State

This page contains summaries and links to full text of criminal court decisions from the past few months. Where possible, summaries are linked to full text made available on other sites.

Summaries are prepared for all published criminal decisions by the Michigan Supreme Court, Michigan Court of Appeals and United States Supreme Court. Summaries are prepared for selected unpublished criminal decisions by the Michigan Court of Appeals, United States District Courts and United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. All summaries are prepared by the State Appellate Defender Office and can be searched.

US Supreme Court
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Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
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United States District Court (Eastern and Western of Michigan)
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Michigan Supreme Court and Michigan Court of Appeals
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