The Holmes Youthful Trainee Act, or HYTA, is a Michigan statute that’s only available to people who are charged with a crime between the ages of 17 and 24 years old. This statute is especially important in sex crimes cases and in a wonderful option in cases where a client decides that they’re going to take a plea and are between those ages. one of the reasons that it’s such a wonderful option is because it allows the individual to not have a criminal record as long as our client successfully completes probation and doesn’t have any issues while on probation.
Their conviction remains nonpublic. In 2012, the statute was amended to prevent individuals from being placed on a sex offender registry who had a plea under HYTA or the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act. So in cases where our client has decided that they are going to accept a plea offer or take a plea in their case, HYTA is a wonderful option for them.
If you or anybody you know has been charged with criminal sexual conduct or any other sex crime, call our office immediately. If you are being accused, we can help prove your innocence and avoid criminal charges and sex offender registry. If you have already been charged, we can help you get the penalty reduced or even dismissed. Click the button below to call us or message us now.