MCL - Section 769.24

Act 175 of 1927

769.24 Excessive sentence; validity.

Sec. 24.

     Whenever, in any criminal case, the defendant shall be adjudged guilty and a punishment by fine or imprisonment shall be imposed in excess of that allowed by law, the judgment shall not for that reason alone be judged altogether void, nor be wholly reversed and annulled by any court of review, but the same shall be valid and effectual to the extent of the lawful penalty, and shall only be reversed or annulled on writ of error or otherwise, in respect to the unlawful excess.

History: 1927, Act 175, Eff. Sept. 5, 1927 ;-- CL 1929, 17352 ;-- CL 1948, 769.24
Former Law: See Act 170 of 1867, being CL 1871, § 7998; How., § 9614; CL 1897, § 11984; and CL 1915, § 15857.