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The New Arraignment Process Under MIDC

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Date Published

February 8, 2019


Oakland County Bar Association


Criminal Law


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The new Michigan Indigent Defense Commission Standards mandate continual representation by counsel at every court appearance throughout an indigent defendant's case, including arraignment. How will Oakland County Circuit and district courts adhere to these rules? Topics of discussion will include:

1) Oakland County's plan to enforce approved and proposed standards and how it will affect appointed counsel practice;
2) An overview of the jail and procedures in place once defendants arrive;
3) Differences in arraignment procedures before and after MIDC;
4) Access to pre-trial services

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Barbara M. Hankey

Barbara M. Hankey is the manager of Oakland County Community Corrections, which operates a variety of programs for criminally... Read More

Mary Ann Jerge, Esq.

Oakland County Corporate Counsel

Merri Lee Jones, Esq.

Oakland County Bar Association

J. Randall Secontine, Esq.

Law Office of J. Randall Secontine PLLC

Sgt. Don Gracey

Oakland County Sheriff's Office

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

The New Arraignment Process Under MIDC - Video
Michigan Indigent - Handout
Arraignment Only Attorney Consent Form
Advice of Rights and Plea Info
Advice of Rights - Circuit Court Plea
Consequences of Misdemeanor Detention
Attorney Checklist for MIDC Jail Arraignment
MCL 765-6 PDF
MCR 6.106 PDF
Pretrial Services - Handout
Counsel at First Appearance - Paper
Praxis Instruction Manual
ODonnell v Harris County PDF
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