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MCL 333.7411 Definition

Known as 7411. This law applies to first-time offenders charged with “possession” or “use” of a controlled substance, including analogs, cocaine, LSD, heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, or ecstasy. This law can only be used once in a person’s lifetime and cannot be used if the person is charged with delivery, intent to deliver, or manufacturing. If a defendant is given 7411 status, they will be placed on a period of probation. If the defendant successfully completes the term of probation, the defendant will not have the conviction on their record.

Common Questions

What is a Michigan 74 11 law?

“7411” comes from MCL 333.7411, which is considered a deferred sentence. 7411 only applies to certain drug crimes and can only be used once in a person’s lifetime. A criminal defendant who pleads guilty under 7411 is placed on a period of probation. If they are fully compliant with all terms of their probation, their case will be dismissed and there will be no public record of the case.

Is HYTA a conviction?

A person granted HYTA does not end up with a public conviction if they successfully complete probation.

Do first time drug offenders go to jail in Michigan?

First-time drug offenders can go to jail or prison in Michigan. A sentencing judge will consider the defendant’s employment record, educational history, drug and alcohol issues, mental health history, the amount and type of the drug possessed, and much more before deciding on the appropriate sentence.

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