Hello I live in Michigan I m so concerned my boyfriend was on a 6 month probation for possession of marijuana back in October, 2 months before he turned 18. He is now in a county jail awaiting for a sentence . His court date isnt until a couple days from now , we talk every day over the phone . Im so afraid that he will have to be in jail for a year or two, maybe more because he had one month left of probation. I don t know what I would do without him . I just want to know is there any program he can get into instead of having to face jail time such as house arrest,community service, or perhaps even a longer probation. He s a good young man he just made the wrong decision. He says when he gets out he s getting a job and putting the drugs to a stop. How long will he get ? What are other options ?
Isn't his attorney the best one to talk to about this? We do not have enough of the relevant factors to say what is most likely to happen in his case or cases, from what you have written here. His attorney already knows the answers to your questions. His past behavior is what got him into trouble. His future behavior is yet to happen. Each case depends upon its own facts, and we do not know the facts in his case. It appears that he might already have entered a plea, and he might even know the consequences already. Ask him or his attorney.
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There are way too many variables here.. why is he in jail? And why is it felony possession and not misdemeanor possession? Was he smoking in public? Based upon what I heard this morning in a District court in Macomb he definitely needs an attorney. If he does not have one retained if its a felony he can use the public defender. Regardless, if he has not alienated the judge too badly and shows the proper respect and demeanor to the court, based upon the multitude of sentences I heard this morning it is likely he will get more fines and a probation extension. He needs to go into treatment/rehab, volunteer to do community service if he is not working or in jail, etc.
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Thank you for your question. Your concern is genuine. However, the answer is not that simple. In general, his attorney will be able to look at the information, calculate his recommended sentencing guidelines, and then be in a position to answer the question. There may be mitigating factors which will reduce the jail time. His sentence will be based on his prior record and the offense he committed. There also may be options for drug court (if available in his Court), or other options, (HYTA, boot camp, etc), depending on his age and the offenses he faces. All of these answers and possible options can be discussed with his attorney.
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