The Michigan Constitution Podcast

Tony Snyder is a licensed attorney in the State of Michigan who offers a bi-monthly podcast on the Michigan Constitution. Here you will learn about each Article and its respective Sections, what they mean, and case law that has addressed how those provision are implemented in the day-to-day lives of citizens of Michigan.


episode 42: E-42: Double Jeopardy (Part 3)

Michigan Constitution/Article 1/Section 15: Double jeopardy; bailable offenses; commencement of trial if bail denied; bail hearing; effective date.

As continue to delve deeper into our right to finality from a criminal trial, we start to look at aspects where multiple jurisdictions bring criminal charges, despite the criminal action occurring (arguably) in only one place. We will also discuss the power a trial court judge has in a criminal case and why WHO YOU VOTE FOR MATTERS for trial court judges. Lastly, we’ll wrap up the podcast by discussing whether a County Prosecutor can bring state law criminal charges against a Defendant, only to have the State bring actions against that Defendant, as well!


 2021-09-01  29m