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How do i obtain a motion to reduce a jail sentence in

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How do i obtain a motion to reduce a jail sentence in Rochester hills, Michigan

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Michigan

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No its a simple 90 day sentence from judge and i am trying to get a motion to reduce the 90 day sentence because the other judge gave 30 days

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Its a probation violation case in Rochester hills, Michigan the sentence is 90 days for one judge and 30 days for the other judge. i am simply asking how to obtain paperwork so i can ask the other judge to reduce the 90 day sentence

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Motions vary by person and case, as each case has unique features, reasons for applying for a sentence reduction, etc.

I can however send you some examples of other Motions for a Reduction of Sentence so that you can have a basic framework to work from.

The JustAnswer website also started a new document review service late last year that allows you to upload a document to the site, and for a small fee have an attorney review the document for you, before you submit it to the court.

That would allow you to get some feedback from a professional in the field, without having to pay much higher prices to have an attorney review or prepare your documents privately.

If you wanted to review the examples I've sent links to below, and then have me review your document before you submit it to the clerk, I'd be happy to assist you with that.

Here are links to some other Michigan motions for a reduction in sentence:

http://www.sado.org/pleadings/10371_quarter-reduction-motion.pdf

http://www.miwd.uscourts.gov/motions-sentencing-modifications

This link provides you an extensive list of motion templates as provided by the western district of Michigan courts. You would pick the one most applicable to your case (ie. the specific reason and grounds under which your motion is being filed).

I hope that helps!

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