Sentencing Guidelines

This page contains links to online resources related to felony sentencing in Michigan, including the current and former versions of the Sentencing Guidelines Manual, MJI Publications & Quick Reference materials, and court forms.


In People v Lockridge, 498 Mich 358 (2015), the Michigan Supreme Court concluded that the Michigan sentencing guidelines create a mandatory minimum sentence range that violates the rule of Apprendi v New Jersey, 530 US 466 (2000), and Alleyne v United States, 133 S Ct 2151 (2013), and thus violates the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments, because the sentencing scheme uses judicial fact-finding in the scoring of the offense variables. SADO has put together important resources for practitioners and defendants to help advocate in the post-Lockridge era.

Additional Information:

Sample Lockridge Pleadings:

SADO Sentencing Trainings