Possession of a Controlled Substance: Oakland County

Possession of Controlled Substance Lawyer - MichiganCharge: Possession of a Controlled Substance
Felony: Imprisonment for not more than 4 years or a fine of not more than $25,000.00, or both
Court: Oakland County Circuit Court
Disposition: Deferment under MCL 333.7411 such that upon the expiration of 18 months probation and compliance with court ordered terms and conditions, the charges against the defendant will be DISMISSED and the record of the proceedings shall remain non-public.
Note: MCL 333.7411, commonly referred to as “7411″, is a deferment statute designed to avoid a conviction on one’s public criminal record. A 7411 plea need not be disclosed to potential employers and, assuming successful completion of probationary terms, the record will be non-public with no adjudication of guilt. Additionally, a 7411 plea will not be reported to the Secretary of State thereby avoiding a mandatory 6 month license suspension. A 7411 plea is, however, considered a guilty plea in some instances, including for police, military, immigration and other state functions, and may be used against a defendant in unrelated and subsequent criminal proceedings.