Michigan Minor in Possession MIP Sentencing Options, Your sentencing options with an MIP depend a lot on whether this is your first, second, or third offense. If you are between the ages of 17 and 21, then you are eligible for the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act. This means you are usually granted a term of probation, after successful completion of which your charge would be dismissed leaving your record clear. That is precisely why it is so important to hire a lawyer to represent you. The Michigan Court of Appeals has held that you are eligible for more than one HYTA sentence; however such sentencing is discretionary to the Judge. The Judge is less likely to sentence you pursuant to HYTA if you have more than one criminal conviction or have violated probation in the past. Alternatively, you may enter a plea deal with the prosecutor for a lower charge in some cases.
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