PEOPLE OF MI V TAMARA MICHELLE YOUNGAnnotate this Case
STATE OF MICHIGAN
COURT OF APPEALS
PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN,
July 17, 1998
Macomb Circuit Court
LC No. 96-001898 FH
TAMARA MICHELLE YOUNG,
Before: Murphy, P.J., and Young, Jr. and Michael R. Smith*, JJ.
Following a plea-based conviction for unlawful use of a financial transaction device, MCL
750.157q; MSA 28.354(16), defendant was sentenced to two years’ probation. Defendant appeals as
of right. We affirm.
Defendant challenges the propriety of the sentence imposed, asserting that the length of the
probationary term is unwarranted. Probation is within the province of the sentencing court and appellate
courts will not interfere absent a showing of a violation or abuse of statutory authority or a violation of
some constitutional right. People v Brown, 220 Mich App 680, 682-683; 560 NW2d 80 (1996);
People v Lemon, 80 Mich App 737, 742-743; 265 NW2d 31 (1978). Defendant’s sentence was
within the sentencing court’s statutory authority, MCL 771.2(1); MSA 28.1132, and supported by
defendant’s criminal history and the court’s desire to ensure that defendant pay restitution.
/s/ William B. Murphy
/s/ Robert P. Young, Jr.
/s/ Michael R. Smith
* Circuit judge, sitting on the Court of Appeals by assignment.