What is Michigan 7411 Diversion?
Michigan 7411 diversion is a statutory law that allows for second chances for certain criminal acts committed within the State of Michigan, which means that certain crimes and convictions can be kept off an individual’s public criminal record. This only occurs if the individual satisfies the terms and conditions of their court ordered probation that will inevitably ensue upon pleading guilty to the specific crime and the court must first accept an individual to be placed on Michigan 7411 diversion
MCL 333.7411 outlines Michigan 7411 Diversion and is commonly referred to as “7411″
Michigan 7411 diversion allows an individual who has been charged with a non-major drug crime to simply walk away without a drug conviction, but only after successful completion of a probationary period. The period of probation can be up-to a year long. This includes all terms and conditions ordered for probation. However, Michigan 7411 diversion protects the individual’s license from Secretary of State sanctions, which occur during drug crimes convictions here in Michigan.
Essentially, Michigan 7411 Diversion never places a conviction on the individual’s criminal record and protects the record publicly the moment individual enters a plea under Michigan 7411 Diversion and continues to comply with court orders. It is important to note that if an individual is found or pleads guilty to drug charges he or she will have licensing sanctions, but only if there is an actual conviction. However, an individual placed on Michigan 7411 diversion is protected against these sanction, unless they lose the Michigan 7411 diversion status while on probation. If that occurs drivers license sanctions will ensue.
Non-major drug crimes generally include possession or use of controlled substances or drugs (including, but not limited to, marihuana, cocaine, heroin, or ecstasy. Major offenses that are not eligible for Michigan 7411 Diversion and are offenses that involve delivery or manufacture of drugs (including marihuana), possession with intent to deliver, and maintaining a drug house.
Furthermore, it is important to understand that Michigan 7411 diversion may only be used once in a lifetime. Also, a prior drug conviction precludes eligibility under Michigan 7411 diversion. There is no age requirement for Michigan 7411 diversion as compared to the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act (aka HYTA). The consent of the prosecutor is not required for Michigan 7411 diversion.
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