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Can I lose my HYTA status?


One of the most common questions that people have is whether or not they can lose their HYTA status in Michigan. The answer is yes.

Yes, you can lose your HYTA status. The grant of HYTA is not permanent. It is not a grant that is given to you once you get approved for it. It is not a vested right nor is it a right that you can just give away. 

Keep in mind that you need to always follow all of the rules, terms, and conditions that have been required by the court for you to continue enjoying the status. We have repeated this, time and again. 

Any violation that is relating to the rule or the conditions imposed by the court is problematic and may result in you getting removed from any of the benefits of the HYTA status. 

What are the violations that may remove my HYTA status?

There are some specific violations that you can do that may affect your HYTA status, they are the following:

Failure to Serve Jail Time

In the instance that you are required by the judge to serve jail time, you must be prepared to serve it. 

Here at Haque Legal, we have handled cases and situations, where the individual involved would want to do away with the jail time. Unfortunately, this is not possible on the first try. When the judge sees that you must serve your time in prison for you to learn the lesson that you should already know he would require that you face jail time. Based on our experience we can always request for a suspended sentence pending the request for probation or any other technique that we can use to prevent you from going to jail. 

If you need legal help, you can always contact Haque Legal and see what we can do to help you serve less jail time, or get you off of it altogether.

Failure to Follow Set Counselling

Your failure to follow set counseling and therapy is also a big violation of the terms of your HYTA status. The judge would often dictate the terms of the counseling and the number of sessions that you have to attend. After attending the sessions, the court will still have to determine if you are indeed entitled to the benefit of the status or if you need further counseling and help to come from professionals.

It is therefore clear that the counseling required is not a one-time thing and the court will not see a specific number of sessions and that would be the end of it because it is not. You must see to it that you follow the set counseling and all of the sessions and make sure that you are open to it.

If it is your child for a person you know who has to go through counseling to keep the status granted by the court, make sure that they do so and that they follow all of the roots that have been set. The worst thing that you can do is to fail to go to counseling because it is not for the benefit of the judge and when it is court-mandated it may also lead to jail time if you fail to go.

In some cases, it is not just counseling that is given by the court or that is mandated by the court. There are some who are granted a chance to do other activities that are more or less therapeutic and that would allow the person to see through his actions and understand why he did the things that he did.

At the end of the counseling sessions, the court would decide if you need further help or if you have already seen the mistake in your actions. When the counseling is successful and it is seen that you are ready to change and be embraced by society your case may be officially dismissed and your HYTA status is protected.

On the other hand, the situation becomes worse when you fail to attend the counseling session

Do I need a lawyer to handle my HYTA case?

Yes, you need to have a lawyer who can handle your case especially in terms of the legal geography and the strategy that you need to play for you to get a favorable HYTA decision from the court.

Keep in mind that granting you this status is not mandatory on the part of the court but it is discretionary. There are still requirements and terms that you should comply with for you to get the protection that is provided for by the HYTA status.

Let Haque Legal Help You With Your HYTA Application

Now that you know some facts about dealing with HYTA, you must begin the process. Keep in mind that for HYTA applications, time is of the essence and you need to prove the existence of certain factors and specific terms that would apply in your case. While our law firm is dedicated to making sure that those who are innocent will be protected by the law and the full extent of justice will be used, we also aim on helping out people with their needs for a second chance. We can help you with your HYTA needs.


The article that you have read is based on general applications of the law. It is not legal advice and it is not to be construed as any legal consultation with the firm. No client-attorney relationship is created when you read the articles we have provided.

Let us help you out.

If you need a lawyer to help you during your proceedings, call us immediately. If you have any problem with the law or are seeking justice and truth, our numbers are standing by to take your call.

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