Criminal Justice and Victim Rights Practice Group

G. Mennen Williams Building, 7th Floor
525 W. Ottawa Street
P.O. Box 30212
Lansing, MI 48909
Facsimile 517-373-0979

Division Assignments:
Criminal Division
Criminal Appellate Division

Criminal Division

Cadillac Place, 10th Floor
3030 W. Grand Blvd., Suite 10-350
Detroit, MI 48202
Facsimile 313-456-0181


Conduct criminal investigations and prosecutions, including:

  • Public Integrity
  • Human Trafficking
  • Cold case homicides and sexual assaults
  • Asset forfeiture
  • Election fraud
  • Criminal Enterprises (RICO)
  • Securities/mortgage fraud
  • Medical Marijuana abuses
  • Special Prosecutor requests from county prosecutors
  • Child sexual abuse material

Prosecute cases developed and referred by State Agencies, including:

  • Department of Environmental Quality (criminal prosecutions)
  • Department of Human Services (welfare recipient fraud, vendor fraud)
  • Michigan Gaming Board (casino crimes, illegal gambling operations)
  • Department of Treasury (civil forfeiture actions and criminal tax enforcement)
  • Michigan State Police (bridge card vendor enforcement)
  • MIOSHA (criminal prosecutions)
  • Unemployment Insurance Agency (unemployment benefits fraud)
  • Department of Licensing and Regulation (unlicensed builders)

Represent and advise the licensing authority for police officers

  • Counsel for Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES)

Serve as liaison and provide assistance to county prosecutors.

  • Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan Board
  • Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Council Board
  • "Distressed Cities" special assistant attorneys general

Criminal Appellate Division

G. Mennen Williams Building, 4thFloor
525 W. Ottawa Street
P.O. Box 30217
Lansing, MI 48909
Facsimile 517-373-4916


  • FEDERAL AND STATE HABEAS PETITIONS: The Attorney General represents the various state prison wardens in federal and state court actions for writs of habeas corpus filed by state prisoners seeking release claiming their federal constitutional rights were violated in their state criminal proceedings, or that radical defects in jurisdiction entitle them to release

  • STATE COURT APPEALS: The Attorney General represents the People of the State of Michigan in the Michigan Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court in appeals from felony convictions obtained in counties with a population smaller than 75,000, and convictions obtained by in prosecutions by the Attorney General.

  • PUBLIC HEARINGS:The Attorney General represents the public at hearings conducted on whether to release parolable lifers, petitions for commutation from a sentence, and petitions for pardon.

  • EXPUNGEMENTS:  The Attorney General reviews and responds as appropriate to requests filed by criminal defendants seeking to set aside their criminal convictions and remove them from public records MCL 780.621.

  • EXTRADITIONS:  The Attorney General reviews requests by Michigan prosecutors to extradite a person in custody in another state for a prosecution in Michigan as well as requests from other States to extradite persons in custody for a prosecution in another State to ensure compliance with the Uniform Criminal Extradition Act.

  • MISCELLANEOUS STATE COURT ACTIONS including administrative appeals, actions for mandamus, and parole appeals.