The New Arraignment Process Under MIDC

Published by Oakland County Bar Association


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

Barbara M. Hankey
M.S.A., Manager; Oakland County Community Corrections
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

Originally Published

February 8, 2019

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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