The Michigan Supreme Court issued an administrative order authorizing trial courts to implement emergency measures to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission.
Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget McCormack and Michigan Sheriffs’ Association Executive Director Matt Saxton in a joint statement urged judges and sheriffs to use the statutory authority they have to reduce and suspend jail sentences for people who do not pose a public safety risk.
Governor Whitmore has issued emergency executive orders recommending enhanced early-release authorization for county jails. This order allows courts to take actions as if the county jail were in an overcrowding state of emergency, which grants authority to suspend or reduce any validly imposed jail sentence.
Courts and the Friend of the Court (for family law matters) have been closed to the public and have been operating remotely by virtual courtrooms through Zoom.
We at Paul Stockyj, Attorney at Law have been representing clients by virtual courtroom Zoom hearings. Our clients have been getting out of jail and going home to safety during this difficult time by hiring us to file motions to reduce bonds and reduce or suspend jail sentences. Let us help you or your loved one get out of jail.
The secretary of state’s office has been closed. We at Paul Stockyj, Attorney at Law have been able to get driver’s license appeal hearings conducted remotely via Microsoft Teams software.
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