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Committees: Criminal Law

Criminal Law Committee

Committee Co-Chair - Tanya Grillo
Committee Co-Chair - Tim Kohler

This committee concerns itself with the practice of criminal law, the improvement of the criminal justice system and the professional development of criminal attorneys in Macomb County Courts.


First Monthly Skull Session Roundup
The Criminal Law Committee had a successful kickoff to its new monthly Skull Sessions.  These sessions are deigned to give our criminal attorneys a place to share ideas and discuss pre-trial and trial issues.  A few attorneys discussed pending case issues, bounced motion ideas around the table and truly offered one an other create solutions and approaches to real time issues.
This month's session also included a discussion on using YouTube as a platform to share quick 10 - 15 minute training sessions on topics such as deviation requests, evidence issues, HYTA changes, collateral consequences for pleas, and helpful tips for dealing with policy cases.   
Come and be part of this new forum.  Sessions are held on the LAST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH at Noon in Judge Maceroni's conference room.


Important Links


Report of the Michigan Advisory Commission On Indigent Defense

American Bar Association Ten Principles of a Public Defense Delivery System


Criminal Law Articles


Recent Changes to Criminal Procedure Raise new Litigation Issues and Opportunities by Bill Barnwell

Felony Pleas Taken by District Court by Michelene Eberhard, MCBA Criminal Committee Co-Chair

Preliminary Examination Rule Changes - By Michelene Eberhard, MCBA Criminal Committee Co-Chair

Avoiding Privilege by Steven G. Freers, Attorney at Law

Navarette v. California's Impact on Search and Seizure Law:  A High-Water Mark for Traffic Stops Based on Anonymous Tips by Kenneth S. Jannette, Attorney at Law

The New Michigan Expungement Statute by Neil P. Murphy, Attorney at Law


CLE Handouts


June 22, 2015 • Drunk Driving and Field Sobriety Tests


December 8, 2014 • Macomb County District Court - Sobriety and Drug Court  Handouts


January 12, 2015 • Statute Changes = Practice Changes for Preliminary Examinations


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