ICLE | Michigan Model Criminal Jury Instructions with ICLE Commentary
Michigan Model Criminal Jury Instructions with ICLE Commentary

Your Best Reference for Navigating a Criminal Case

Get the book that judges use. Achieve the best results for your clients with practical advice from leading criminal defense lawyers on the most commonly charged offenses. The ICLE Commentary details the elements of the offense, possible penalties and collateral consequences, and specific guidance for defending against these crimes. This book is provided to every Michigan trial judge in partnership with the SCAO.

Refer to what the trial judges use as you:

  • Confidently identify sentencing guidelines and lesser included offenses
  • Negotiate the most favorable plea bargain
  • Present the best case at trial
  • Prepare the sentencing memorandum and evaluate the sentencing report
  • Get a jump start on research for an appeal

Highlights of the latest update include:

  • A completely rewritten and reorganized chapter on traffic offenses
  • New ICLE Commentary in the Extortion chapter
  • New chapters on explosives and public order and new instructions covering interpreters and witness intimidation
  • New practice tips throughout the ICLE Commentary, including the following chapters: Evidence, Traffic Offenses, Weapons, and Sex Crimes
  • Amended instructions relating to domestic assault, false report of a crime, and use of an animal for fighting
  • Amendments to ICLE Commentary necessitated by legislative or caselaw development

2294 pages, 2-volume, 7x10 paperback. Current to 11/15/21. Next update December 2022. Subscription service available.

Fully searchable and updated as changes are adopted by the official committee. Citations link to Michigan caselaw, statutes, and court rules. Pick from a master list of instructions and download selected instructions into a single computer file. Price is for a one-year subscription.

Ray Cassar discusses how the "Michigan Model Criminal Jury Instructions with ICLE Commentary" can guide attorneys and judges through every stage of a criminal law case with its expanded and enhanced content.