• Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency

Bills Would Change First Minor in Possession from Misdemeanor to Civil Infraction

State Sen. Rick Jones is leading two bills that would decriminalize certain youthful behaviors and provide a second chance for young people to stay out of the criminal justice system. Senate bills 332 and 333 would allow young adults under 21 who are arrested for the first time consuming, purchasing, or possessing alcohol to correct their mistakes without having the permanent mark of a criminal conviction on their record. Read more here.

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