Public Safety

IThe Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan (PAAM) prepared this report as part of our ongoing effort to provide relevant data regarding our criminal justice system. The report will assist in facilitating an open and objective discussion about our prisons, violent crime and public safety. We believe the success and future growth of Michigan ... Michigan Prisoners, Violent Crime and Public Safety:  A Prosecutor's Report

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The 99th Legislative Session in Michigan

Each legislative session is two years long. The current legislative session will end in December 2018.  In Michigan, House Representatives may serve three, two-year terms for a total of six years. In the Senate, members may serve two, four-year terms.

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Tom Weichel, PAAM President

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House Bill 4419

PAAM opposes the House Bill No. 4419 That is designed to  revise the criminal procedure; sentencing; 2-year mandatory sentencing requirement for felony firearm conviction; eliminate. Amends sec. 227b of 1931 PA 328 (MCL 750.227b)

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More Information on House Bill No. 4419

Michigan Legislature Summary of Bill

LegiScan - 98th Legislature Sponsors

HB 4419 PDF 

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Anatomy of a Criminal Case

The steps taken during the course of a criminal case can be confusing.  The following summary will explain how a case generally progresses through Michigan's criminal justice system. Specific procedures may be - MORE