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    Right and Protections Available to Juventiles in Michigan

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    1) Summarize the rights and protections available to juveniles in Michigan, using research and examples.

    2) Identify the criteria for adult waiver and laws regarding the same in a different state using research and examples.

    3) Highlight current trends in the juvenile justice system of that state by quoting recent changes in the law or landmark judgments.

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    1) Summarize the rights and protections available to juveniles in Michigan, using research and examples.

    Youths charged with crimes or status offenses in Michigan may either refute the charges wherein they have the autonomy to be provided a lawyer or plead guilty. If pleading not guilty juveniles are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Therefore, the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the juvenile is guilty when the crime is one that can result in the loss of the juvenile's freedom or prove beyond a preponderance of evidence if the juvenile is charged with a status offense. In addition prosecutors can prove circumstances that are conduit to the offense being committed. In the latter two standards of proof the state ...

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