Guidelines Scoring Q & A
CAUTION: The Michigan Supreme Court has struck down portions of the sentencing guidelines as unconstitutional and has declared the guidelines advisory, rather than mandatory. People v Lockridge, ___ Mich ___ (2015). The documents on this page have not yet been updated to reflect this change. MJI will be updating the documents by the end of September. We apologize for any inconvenience. To see MJI's summary of the Lockridge case in its entirety, please click here.
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