Can I go through a diversion program for 2nd degree retail fraud if the amount was $201? 6 Answers as of June 26, 2014

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Klisz Law Office, PLLC
Klisz Law Office, PLLC | Timothy J. Klisz
If you are eligible and the prosecutor offers it, yes.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/26/2014
VALENTE SCHARG & ASSOCIATES | DEAN VALENTE
Depends on the court, police, complainant and prosecuting authority as well as your past record if any.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/26/2014
Elhart & Horvath, P.C.
Elhart & Horvath, P.C. | Mattias Johnson
The diversion program is completely at the discretion of the prosecutor and the judge. If you have no criminal record, and given that you were very cooperative in the process of returning the goods and paying the fine, there is a chance that you could get into the diversion program. That being said, it is much more difficult to get into the program than if you had committed Retail Fraud 3rd degree. Equally important, you must be a minor (under 17) at the time of the offense.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/26/2014
Austin Legal Services, PLC
Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
Yes, if you qualify and if that particular court has diversion programs for such offenses.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/26/2014
Hamblin Law Office | Sally Hamblin
It generally depends on whether this is your first crime of any kind, on the prosecutor's recommendation, your attorney advocating for you, and the court.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/26/2014
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