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Written by attorney Philip Matthew Jacques | Apr 10, 2014

Deferred Sentence for Domestic Violence Cases in Michigan (MCL 769.4a)

There is a statutory provision permitting a deferred sentence for domestic violence cases in Michigan. The defendant doesn't have a right to this type of a sentence. because it is ultimately in the sentencing judge's discretion. It gives the defendant an opportunity to avoid a conviction.

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