Then there are ways of keeping a felony conviction from happening altogether.
The Holmes Youthful Trainee Act (HYTA or simply YTA) is a Michigan statute with the purpose of keeping those between the ages of 17-21 – the late high school / early college age group from having a criminal conviction(s) on their public record.
The state legislature has seen fit to give such young men and women an opportunity to prove themselves as being good, decent and productive members of society without the ugly taint of a judgment of conviction on their public records at such a young age.
After all, publicly accessible criminal records are most often stigmatized and frowned-upon and they can create what can be numerous hassles for people regardless of age.
Schooling, housing, employment and finances are just some of the life areas that can be affected by criminal convictions, be it misdemeanors or felonies on someone’s record.
Because of the severity of these potential consequences from a conviction, HYTA is a way that youth – (older than juveniles but younger than adults of legal age) can avoid having convictions on their public record so that they can move forward with their lives in these formative years.
Without a judgment of conviction on your record any court proceedings will be sealed from public view and you will not have to deal with the very real hardship of answering embarrassing questions about your past mistakes as well as being denied future privileges because you’re deemed to be unsafe and a higher-risk individual.
First Offense Drug Offenses Conviction Free Under Michigan Law 7411
Many first offense drug related convictions could be kept from being reported to a person’s criminal record. Section 7411 of the Michigan Public Health Code allows a conviction to be held until the person is able to show that they deserve to have it dismissed by completing a supervisory probation.
My former client who left me the message was able to get a 7411 dismissal.
New Michigan Expungement Laws: Is A Criminal Conviction Keeping Me Out Of Work?
It was announced on August 17, 2021, that Governor Whitmer is going to sign a bill into law allowing Michiganders with one DUI offense to apply to have it expunged from their record. After going into effect, DUI expungement will benefit more than 200,000 people in the state who are carrying a criminal record that is impacting their lives in a number of ways.
Interested in discussing how this law applies to you? Would you like to start working with our attorneys on your expungement case so you’re ready when the law is in full effect? Contact us immediately.