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Covid-19 and Federal Compassionate Release
Federal Criminal Defense attorney Mark Satawa discusses compassionate release under 18 USC Section 3582(c) and the First Step Act of 2018 for federal inmates in the BOP due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Motions for compassionate release of federal inmates are being granted in Michigan, and throughout the country. For more about whether a motion for compassionate release can be filed in your loved one’s case, please contact us at 248-356-8320
Attorney Mark Satawa represents Ty Garbin, one of five suspects accused with conspiracy to kidnap MI Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. He told CNN's Sara Sidner his client was just "playing army."Source: CNN
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Mark Satawa has extensive experience in successfully defending all forms of sex crimes such as child molestation, sexting, child sexually abusive activity, sexual assault, criminal sexual conduct, child pornography, date rape, and sexual harassment at work. He also has an unmatched expertise and success in defending scientifically/medically intensive criminal allegations, including shaken baby syndrome, abusive head trauma, medical child abuse, Munchhausen by Proxy, child abuse, forensic interviews, sexual assault cases with medical evidence, and cases involving DNA.
Michigan sex crimes and child abuse defense attorney Mark Satawa has lectured extensively on many criminal law and trial advocacy issues including Shaken Baby Syndrome, Medical Child Abuse, defending allegations of criminal sexual conduct, DNA, handling experts, Daubert evidence issues, and all phases of trial practice – to defense organizations and bar associations such as the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, State Bar of Michigan, the Oakland County Bar Association, the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, and the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan.
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About Mark A. Satawa
SEX CRIMES AND CHILD ABUSE ATTORNEY SERVING MICHIGAN
Mark Satawa is an experienced Michigan criminal defense attorney who excels at representing clients in the full range of felony and misdemeanor charges, but specializes in sex crimes, child abuse, and federal offenses. A former Assistant Prosecutor in Wayne County and a Michigan Assistant Attorney General, Mr. Satawa’s trial experience consists of hundreds of felony jury trials, including 100 capital trials and 50 murder trials. Quite simply, Mark Satawa wins cases.
A DYNAMIC APPROACH
Mr. Satawa has successfully litigated a broad range of criminal cases, including weapons and narcotics offenses, racketeering, drunk driving, telecommunications fraud, tax fraud, robbery, domestic violence, and assaults. Mr. Satawa’s practice has a particular emphasis on:
- Defending allegations of sexual assault against adults and children
- Child Abuse
- Medial Child Abuse
- Shaken Baby Syndrome
- Internet crimes
- Federal crime/white collar crimes
- DNA cases
STRATEGIES FOR DEFENDING
Strategies for Defending Sex Crimes provides an authoritative, insider's perspective on best practices for representing clients accused of sex crimes. Featuring partners and chairs from some of the nation's leading law firms, this book guides the reader through the evolving nature of sex crimes in today's world, with emphasis on addressing issues that arise in sex crimes cases and exploring how social media have impacted the investigation of sex crimes. These top lawyers give tips on investigating the legal and ethical rules that govern discovery through social media, determining whether the client's offense will trigger sex offender registration requirements, and understanding the practical aspects of managing a heavy caseload. Finally, these leaders reveal their strategies for planning defensively, keeping abreast of changes, and finding creative solutions in a dynamic area of law. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great legal minds of today, as these experienced lawyers offer up their thoughts on the keys to success within this ever-changing field.
Inside the Minds provides readers with proven business and legal intelligence from leading C-Level executives and lawyers. Each chapter offers thought leadership and expert analysis on an industry, profession, or topic, providing a future-oriented perspective and proven strategies for success. Each author has been selected based on their experience and C-Level standing within the business and legal communities.
1. Ronald L. Frey, Partner, Friedman & Frey LLC - "Defending Sex Crimes in the Digital Age"
2. Bradley Fox, Partner, Fox & Scott PLLC - "Understanding and Managing the Challenges of Sex Crime Cases: Look Beyond the Crime at Sex Offender Status and Registration"
3. Myles S. Breiner, President, Law Offices of Myles S. Breiner - "Expanding the Defense of Sex Crime Cases in the Information Age"
4. M. James Jenkins, Partner, Law Offices of M. James Jenkins PA - "Defending Sex Crimes Offenses through Thorough, Immediate Investigation and Building the Strongest Mitigation Possible"
5. Mark A. Satawa, Partner, Kirsch & Satawa PC - "Developing a Strong Theory of Defense for Sex Crime Cases"
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About Stuart Friedman
SKILLED APPELLATE ATTORNEY SERVING MICHIGAN
Stuart Friedman is of counsel to Satawa Law PLLC, and works closely with Mr. Satawa on many trial court matters, and most appeals and post-conviction cases. He is an experienced appellate and post-conviction attorney whose practice focuses on the defense of individuals after trial. Mr. Friedman has handled literally hundreds of appeals both representing individuals wishing to overturn their criminal convictions and resisting prosecution appeals of defense wins in the trial court.
Mr. Friedman has an Avvo 10 rating, is a Michigan Super Lawyer, and was awarded a Business Top Lawyer in Appeals recognition by Detroit Business Journal. In 2015, he was awarded the prestigious “Top 50” award from SuperLawyers.
Mr. Friedman also participated in the drafting of the Michigan Court Rule which provided inmates with some due process protection against prosecution parole appeals, and has obtained the release of the first 650 drug lifer under Michigan’s modification to its “650 drug lifer law.” Mr. Friedman is also a frequent speaker and writer on Michigan legal issues, including being the author of the definitive article on Michigan Post-Conviction Remedies.
A DYNAMIC APPROACH
Stuart Friedman has a unique and dynamic approach to appeals, collateral attacks on convictions, and other post-conviction remedies. His focus is on everything that went wrong in the trial court – not just legal errors, but also the facts and what should have been presented at trial such as experts, witnesses, and other defenses – has proven time and time again to be an effective way to win post-conviction cases.
Mr. Friedman has handled literally hundreds of appeals both representing individuals wishing to overturn their criminal convictions and resisting prosecution appeals of defense wins in the trial court. Mr. Friedman also regularly drafts “friend of the court” briefs on behalf of numerous organizations including:
- The Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
- The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Families Against Mandatory Minimums
- The Prison & Corrections Section of the State Bar
- The American Civil Liberties Union
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