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Out-of-State Case Falls Under HYTA

Nov 07, 2019, by Maurice Davis in Case Results, Criminal Defense, Firearms Charges

Recently, a 19-year-old Indiana man traveling through Michigan enlisted the help of Michigan criminal defense firm Davis Law Group PLLC after incurring a criminal charge due to the gun in his vehicle. The charge stems from a traffic stop caused by expired license plates. Upon stopping the young man, the police officer saw the gun, questioned the man, and he eventually admitted the unregistered weapon was his.

Attorney Maurice Davis convinced the St. John’s, MI judge to keep the offense completely off his client’s record, and applied for HYTA (Holmes Youthful Trainee Act) on the client’s behalf. This way, if the young man applied for further education or a job in the future, the offense wouldn’t show up on his record. Initially, the prosecutor fought against this. After attorney Davis wrote a brief and submitted a petition, however, the court agreed. As such, HYTA was granted.

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