What is Michigan Consecutive Sentencing?
Michigan Consecutive Sentencing involves the stacking of felony convictions and sentencing judgments on top of one another. For example, if Bill was sentenced on two counts of distribution to 5 months for each count to run consecutively then Bill would have to serve 10 months in jail.
Enforcement of Michigan Consecutive Sentencing
Michigan consecutive sentencing is mandatory for a felony firearm charge; when a prisoner escapes or attempts to escape from prison; when a prisoner escapes or attempts to escape from jail while serving a felony sentence or awaiting disposition on a felony charge; when a person on parole commits a new felony and is convicted and sentenced to a term of imprisonment; when a person who has been charged with a felony commits a major controlled substance offense while the first felony charge is pending; and when an inmate commits a crime during incarceration or as an escapee and the new crime is punishable by prison.
Michigan consecutive sentencing is possible when a person who has been charged with a felony commits another felony while the first felony charge is pending; when a term of imprisonment is imposed for any other offense arising from the same transaction as to first-degree home invasion; for carjacking or for any other sentence imposed for a conviction that arises out of the same transaction; for attempting to influence a juror; for bribing a witness; for using a computer to commit a crime; for committing a crime against a vulnerable adult; for committing identity theft; for having separate convictions under the Medicaid False Claims Act; and for taking a weapon from a police or corrections officer or for any term of imprisonment imposed for another violation arising from the same transaction.
It is important to understand all of the consequences when determining whether you want to accept a plea agreement or take the matter to trial. Michigan consecutive sentencing can and does occur from time-to-time. Make sure you have the right counsel handling your criminal matter.
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