Michigan Indigent Defense Commission

Michigan Indigent Defense Commission

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The Michigan Indigent Defense Commission (MIDC) is located in Lansing, Michigan. Their mission is to ensure that indigent defense services in Michigan are delivered in a fair, cost-effective, and constitutional manner. The Michigan Indigent Defense Commission comprises 18 members appointed by the Governor. The MIDC meets multiple times throughout the year to create and implement standards for indigent defense delivery services. A full-time staff works in Lansing, Michigan, under the supervision of the Executive Director. They are required by statute to develop and implement minimum standards for those providing indigent defense services and to collect data, support compliance, administer grants, and encourage best practices to accomplish their mission. Furthermore, they accomplish their mission through support, collaboration, transparency and accessibility to all partners in the criminal justice community. The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the rights of criminal defendants, including the right to a public trial without unnecessary delay and the right to a lawyer. Therefore, you should first contact the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission for further assistance.
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