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Does the state of Michigan have a 3 strike law?

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
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    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
    Tracy Torni Gaudenzi | Torni Gaudenzi Law, PLLC
    PO Box 71364
    Madison Heights, MI 48071
    (248) 702-5303
    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: 6/17/2014
    Mattias Johnson | Elhart & Horvath, P.C.
    329 South Union St.
    Traverse City, MI 49684
    (231) 946-2420
    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: 6/17/2014
    Sally Hamblin | Hamblin Law Office
    4015 W. Houghton Lake Drive
    Houghton Lake, MI 48629
    (228) 224-7120
    It means you would be charged as a habitual felony offender. That increases the time. Yes, Michigan has that.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 6/16/2014
    John F Brennan | Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    24001 Greater Mack
    St Clair Shores, MI 48080
    (586) 778-0900
    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: 6/16/2014
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