Michigan Expungement Lawyer
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.
The burden of a criminal conviction can follow you for the rest of your life, long after you have served your time and paid your dues to society.
But it doesn't have to be this way.
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.
Is Your Crime Eligible for Expungement in Michigan?
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
Luckily, depending on a few factors, you could have your record expunged.
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.
Additionally, not every crime is eligible for expungement. According to Michigan law, an individual who has been convicted of a crime can petition to have two misdemeanors or one felony conviction expunged from their criminal record.
Do I Qualify for Expungement?
In Michigan, you are allowed to set aside one felony or misdemeanor conviction if you meet the restrictions. It is helpful to have a criminal defense attorney assess your unique situation and determine whether you qualify for expungement.
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
How to Expunge A Crime From Your Record
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.
The Michigan expungement attorneys at White Law PLLC will fight for you to have the opportunity at a new life without a criminal record hanging over your head. Call us today or visit our website to learn more about how we can help you start your life over.
Gain Hands-On Legal Guidance Through the Expunction Process
If your expungement petition has been previously denied, you must wait three years before bringing another petition. This is why it is important to adequately prepare and submit a convincing petition with the help of an expungement attorney.
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.
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