What is Expungement?
Expungement is a court-ordered process in which the record of an arrest or conviction is erased in the eyes of the law. The process for expungement varies based on the crime that was committed and the state in which it was committed.
At White Law PLLC, we can assist clients with the expungement process to have their conviction cleared from their record. Once a conviction has been cleared, it will not show up in most background checks. In many cases, you can legally state that you have not been convicted or arrested for a crime.
Act now to learn more about your options for erasing your criminal record! Interested in learning more about expunging a conviction in Michigan? We can explain your options and help you determine if your case qualifies.
Okemos Expungement Lawyer Near Me (517) 316-1195
Can a Misdemeanor or Felony Be Expunged in Michigan?
Not every crime is eligible for expungement. According to Michigan law, an individual who has been convicted of a crime can petition to have 4 misdemeanors or 2 felony convictions expunged from their criminal record throughout their life.
The following convictions are NOT eligible for expungement:
- Felonies punishable by life imprisonment
- Child abuse in the second degree
- Child pornography
- Criminal sexual conduct
- Traffic offenses
- Felony domestic violence
- Human trafficking
For a free legal consultation with a expungement lawyer serving Okemos, call (517) 316-1195
How Can I Expunge a Misdemeanor or Felony in Michigan?
You are not required to hire an attorney to petition for the expungement of a crime, but the judicial system does recommend it. Many of the steps involved are very tedious and take some experience to understand the best way to handle the process. The courts may not accept a petition for expungement in Michigan if the requirements are not met to their exact specifications.
If your expungement petition is denied, you must wait an additional three years before you are eligible to petition again. This is why it is so important to find experienced Michigan expungement lawyers who can provide you with hands-on guidance throughout this process.
Our Michigan expungement lawyers can provide hands-on guidance through each step of the petition process. From assessing your eligibility to helping you prepare an effective petition, we are here for you.
Clear Your Criminal Record in Lansing, Michigan, or Anywhere in the U.S.
Have you been convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony in Michigan in the past? Criminal records can cause difficulty in everyday life, such as in getting a decent job, qualifying for professional licenses, applying for housing, and in your day-to-day relationships.
When you are convicted of a crime your life often looks very different than it did before. Life becomes much more complicated, and all of the opportunities that you once had available to you seem to vanish.
Some of the obstacles you’ll face with a criminal record include:
- Difficulty in finding a job
- Rejection when applying for housing
- Restrictions when traveling to other countries