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Criminal Offenses Such As Felonies And Misdemeanors & Hyta

Apr 20, 2016

The Homes Youth Training Act

If you are a juvenile or adult between the ages of 17-24 and have committed a criminal offense HYTA maybe a way to keep a felony and/or misdemeanor off of your record.

  • Must be between the ages of 17-24
  • If offense occurs on or after the individual's 21st birthday HYTA status can only be granted with the consent of the prosecutor.
  • If offense occurs between the ages of 17-20 prosecutor consent is not required.
  • Does not apply to all felony offenses, including but not limited to:  a felony for which the maximum punishment is life imprisonment, traffic offenses, and offenses that require registration under the sex offenders registration act.
  • Successful completion of probation is required. 
  • Completion of high school or GED may be required.
  • Maintaining gainful employment may be required.
  • A petition for HYTA status must be submitted to the court requesting sentencing under the Homes Youth Training Act.
  • HYTA status can be granted to the same individual more than once.
  • HYTA can be granted in District Court for misdemeanors, or Circuit Court for felonies.
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