Guide to 2003 Michigan drug law reforms
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Guide to 2003 Michigan drug law reforms

The attached PDF provides a summary of the mandatory minimum drug law reforms:

Former Governor John Engler signed the reforms of mandatory minimums, Public Acts 665, 666  and 670 of 2002, into law on Christmas Day, 2002. The laws took effect March 1, 2003.  For individuals sentenced after March 1, 2003, the reforms spearheaded by Families Against Mandatory Minimums:

1. Eliminated mandatory minimum sentences for controlled substance violations and allow judges to consider individual factors in each case such as prior offenses or use of a weapon.

2. Revised the amount of drugs involved in those violations and establish a new schedule of sentencing guidelines.

3. Eliminated the sentence of lifetime probation.

4. Changed the mandatory consecutive sentencing for drug offensives to permissive consecutive sentencing.

Read the: Guide to MI 2003 drug law reforms

 

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