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Delayed Sentence (MCL 771.1) Definition

A court can place a defendant on probation-like supervision and delay a sentencing hearing so that the defendant’s compliance with supervision can be reviewed and considered when the court determines the appropriate sentence. In some cases, a court and prosecutor will agree to the dismissal or reduction in charges if the defendant is compliant.

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