Diversion Programs

Alternative Sentencing for Youth in Michigan

A criminal conviction can carry serious penalties, including imprisonment, fines and a lasting criminal record. Fortunately, there are alternatives for defendants, including diversion programs in the state of Michigan.

At Shaw Law Group, PLC, our Grand Rapids diversion programs lawyers are experienced in helping our clients protect their rights and minimize penalties through diversion programs.

Know your rights. Protect your future.

The Holmes Youthful Trainee Act

Generally under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act (MCL 762.11), defendants under the age of 21, who have been charged with a non driving-related offense, may be eligible for a diversion program that will eliminate a criminal record once probation is finished. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping clients protect their rights and explore diversionary program options. We will aggressively advocate for your rights to minimize penalties and move forward after a criminal conviction.

We are experienced in helping clients enter diversion programs after charges involving:

  • Drug crimes
  • Violent crimes
  • Sex crimes
  • Minor in possession
  • Domestic violence

Drug Crimes and Diversionary Programs including 7411

If you or someone you love has been convicted of a ddrug crime, it is important to know your options and your rights. The legal action you take now can have a long-term impact on your criminal record and your future. A conviction for certain drug offences can result in the loss of your license and the loss of your eligibility for certain federal loan programs. Our Kent County conviction alternatives lawyers will explore every opportunity to minimize the impact of a criminal drug conviction. We are sensitive to the issues and personal situations of each and every client, and will take the time to answer your questions and address the individual complications of your case. Our priority is to give you every available opportunity to eliminate a criminal record after a conviction.

We can help you understand your options and develop a legal strategy to protect your rights. Call 616-828-0216 or contact us by e-mail to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our Grand Rapids criminal defense attorneys.

Shaw Law Group, PLC

As soon as you know you are facing a divorce or a criminal charge, you should seek competent counsel immediately. It may only require a quick call to an experienced lawyer at Shaw Law Group, PLC at (616) 827-ADAM (2326). Our attorneys focus on men's rights, and can help you determine if there are steps that you should take right away to protect your interests in any family law or criminal matter.

Contact Info

Grand Rapids 
77 Monroe Center NW, Suite 507
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

(616) 827-ADAM (2326)


Kalamazoo
5955 W. Main
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

(269) 301-2326