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7411 and Drug Crimes in Michigan

If you are being charged with a drug crime you may have heard the term 7411. Keep reading to learn from Michigan criminal defense lawyer, Aaron J. Boria what 7411 is, who can use it, and how it may be able to help you if you have been accused of a drug crime in Michigan.

Call Aaron J. Boria today if you are facing criminal charges (734) 453-7806. 

What is 7411? 

7411 is a Michigan statute that can be found under the health code at MCL 333.7411. 

What does 7411 do?

7411 allows someone accused of a drug crime to seal their criminal record and avoid a criminal conviction.

Does 7411 show up on a background check?

No, an offense taken under 7411 will not show up on a public background check. The offense is still available to prosecutors, police, if you are being investigated of prosecuted for a new crime. 

Do I have to tell my employer about a charge under 7411? 

You almost never have to tell your employer about a charge under 7411, but there are always exceptions. 

Who is eligible for 7411?

As long as you have not been previously convicted of a drug crime you can use 7411 to seal your criminal record and resolve your case.

Can you use 7411 more than once?

No, 7411 can only be used one time. If you have a prior drug conviction you cannot use 7411 one a second offense even if you did not use it before. MCL 333.7411(1)

Can you get 7411 for a manufacturing and delivery charge?

No, 7411 only works with drug possession charges.

What happens if I am given 7411 status?

Typically, when someone is given 7411, they are placed on probation. Probation usually requires that the complete some kind of substance abuse education or counseling and can also include things like random drug and alcohol testing, community service and other programs.

Once probation is completed, the case remains sealed and you are free to move on with your life.  

What if I violate probation while I am on 7411 status?

If you fail to comply with probation while on 7411 status a conviction for the underlying crime can be entered against you and if this happens the case will be made public.

With most drug charges, there is a driver license suspension, so when the conviction enters for failing to complete the probation properly your driver license will be suspended as well.

If you have been charged with a drug crime, or any crime contact Boria Law – Criminal Defense Attorney at (734) 453-7806.