Statutory Deferred Sentence for Drug Cases (MCL 333.7411)
This section is commonly referred to as 7411. It is a program that gives an offender the opportunity to avoid certain drug convictions if they successfully completes probation.
EligibilityThis program is only eligible to individual's who do not have prior drug convictions and are charged with one of the following offenses: possession of a controlled substance, use of a controlled substance, or possession of an imitation controlled substance. The court can grant a deferred sentence under this section if the person is found guilty after a trial or enters a guilty plea to the offense. An individual cannot receive section 7411 if they have already received it.
During ProbationWhile the offender is on probation, the case is non-public and a conviction has not yet entered. As long as the offender successfully completes probation, the charge will be dismissed. Probation may include paying fines and court costs, performing community service, random drug and alcohol testing, drug and alcohol treatment or education, and the general requirement that the offender avoids any unlawful conduct.
After ProbationIf the offender successfully completes probation, the court will dismiss the charges, the case will be closed, and made non-public. However, if the offender violates probation and it is revoked, a conviction will enter upon their record, and they will be subject to further punishment from the court, including the possibility of incarceration.