Guidelines, OV 19, Interference with Administration of Justice

Criminal Law Update

People v Michael Jaye Underwood II, 278 Mich App 334; 750 NW2d 612 (2008)(march'08), lv app denied 7/29/08, 482 Mich 898. OV 19, interference with the administration of justice, can be scored at ten points in a perjury case. In this case the prosecutor successfully appealed the trial court's conclusion that scoring OV 19 in a perjury case was not warranted, as interference is inherent in perjury and therefore already contemplated by the guidelines.