Of pain killers for life and she is 29 with bad hips...well when they was not enough she took some from her customer she is a house cleaner...she is a realy good girl that developed a bad habbit from her doc,...with no criminal back ground what is she likely to get
The answer to your question depends on many facts not given by you. You should not post more facts, though. Instead you should make sure your friend has a good local criminal defense lawyer. Which court, prosecutor and judge are involved makes a big difference.
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Well, she is too old for HYTA, but there may be another first offender program of which she could avail herself, especially if she voluntarily seeks treatment for her dependency. She needs a good criminal defense attorney to negotiate her case with the prosecutor. She certainly is a good candidate for probation, but hopefully she can keep this off her record. Perhaps the prosecutor would agree to a reduction to a misdemeanor Use/Possession of a Controlled Substance Charge with sentencing under MCL 333.7411 (would allow her to keep off her record if she completes probation successfully). Again, she should hire a good attorney to help her. Best wishes.
The prosecutor should consider some sort of drug treatement program given her pain meds, which if completed, may result in a non-felony or even a dismissal.
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