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State of Emergency - Probation Violation Arraignments - Criminal Division

Jul 07, 2020

THIRD CIRCUIT COURT
STATE OF EMERGENCY
PROBATION VIOLATION ARRAIGNMENTS - CRIMINAL DIVISION


In further compliance with the Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Order 2020-14 and pursuant to Chief Judge Timothy M. Kenny, the Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan (Third Circuit Court) shall remain open to address essential operations.

The following will be in effect until further order of the court:

Probation Violation Arraignments are to be scheduled at Frank Murphy Hall of Justice, Monday - Friday, within 24 hours of the probation violator's arrest, or the first business day following a weekend or holiday.

Anyone arrested on a probation violation shall be released from the jail administratively or given a personal bond at arraignment, unless the warrant alleges one or more of the following:

  • Assaultive offense
  • Drunk driving offense
  • New felony charge(s)
  • Absconding - which for the purposes of this order is defined as the intentional failure of an individual on supervision to report to the supervising agent and to advise the supervising agent of their whereabouts for a continuous period of at least 21 days
  • Removal of tether
  • Being expelled from or leaving inpatient residential treatment/transitional housing facilities without authorization.
  • Defendant otherwise poses a threat to themselves or the community due to mental health or substance abuse issues

In the instances listed above the determination of whether to sign a warrant or handle in another fashion is left to the discretion of the judge.

IT IS SO ORDERED

July 7, 2020

 

Hon. Timothy M. Kenny
Chief Judge
Third Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan

 

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