Does the state of Michigan have a 3 strike law? 6 Answers as of June 23, 2014

I need to know if Michigan has a 3-strike law, and if so, what does it mean?

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Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
Michigan has an habitual offender law. It is the same thing. The prosecutor has to give notice that they are going to invoke the law in a particular case. If the person has one prior felony conviction then it can raise the maximum up to 1 and 1/2 times. If two prior convictions then it can raise the maximum up to double. If three prior convictions and the underlying present crime carries less than 5 years maximum then it can raise the maximum up to 15 years. If the underlying crime carries 5 years or more then the maximum becomes life or any term of years.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/23/2014
Torni Gaudenzi Law, PLLC
Torni Gaudenzi Law, PLLC | Tracy Torni Gaudenzi
In Michigan, you can be charged as a habitual offender if you have been convicted of a felony in the past. If charged as a habitual, your sentencing guidelines on your current felony offense will be increased. For the most part, your criminal history will be examined at the time of sentencing regardless if it is a misdemeanor or felony. I suggest that you meet with a criminal defense attorney.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/19/2014
Elhart & Horvath, P.C.
Elhart & Horvath, P.C. | Mattias Johnson
Michigan does not have a three strike law, commonly referred to as a habitual offender law. Michigan does, however, now have a four strike law. The law, Public Act 319 of 2012, creates an automatic 25-year minimum term for those convicted of three prior felonies, including at least one violent offense, before committing a violent capital offense including attempted murder, criminal sexual conduct, carjacking and kidnapping. The severity of this punishment makes it crucial for anyone charged with any type of felony to seek experienced legal representation to ensure that their rights are adequately represented.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/19/2014
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
Michigan most certainly enhances the penalties on repeated convictions, and if you have to ask the question you are in need of counseling, and perhaps defense. Get an attorney NOW!!!
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/19/2014
Hamblin Law Office | Sally Hamblin
It means you would be charged as a habitual felony offender. That increases the time. Yes, Michigan has that.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/19/2014
    Austin Legal Services, PLC
    Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
    No. They do have habitual offender notices which means prior felony convictions can be used to enhance the sentence of a new charge.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/19/2014
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