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Expungements…How They Can Save Your Career!!!

Being convicted of a crime can be a significant upset in your life and have lasting implications when trying to move on. With expert legal advise, you may be able to have them cleared as though they had never occurred!

At Michigan Criminal Lawyers, PLC, we understand how detrimental a conviction can be for your future, as well as how overwhelming the circumstances may appear. No one should be defined by one mistake they have made. If you have paid your dues to society, you are entitled to a fresh start.

Call for a free consultation today at (800) 710-0529 to take the next step to a clean slate. 

What is an Expungement?

 After being convicted of a crime and fulfilling any necessary penalties or requirements, it will remain on your record. This has the potential to significantly impact your future by way of missed opportunities or lasting hardship after a conviction.

An expungement is a chance at a clean slate. It depends on the nature of the crime committed, but your options greatly increase with the right legal representation. Call today to consult with one of our experienced expungement attorneys and for an honest evaluation of your situation.

While the conviction may still be visible to agencies in the state of Michigan, it will appear as if it never happened to potential employers or anyone else looking into your criminal history.

What Crimes are Eligible for Expungement?

New laws in Michigan are expanding the eligibility for expungement. This expands the limits to three felonies and removes the cap on misdemeanors. While there are still restrictions on what crimes qualify, this new law may mean you are eligible, even if you weren’t in the past.

Another addition is the introduction of an automatic expungement system that will take effect in 2023. It will automatically apply for expungement for a particular crime after an allotted amount of time. Call us to see if you qualify!

Along with marijuana misdemeanors, many traffic offenses will also become eligible. Please speak with one of our lawyers today to find out how these new laws can benefit you.

Do You Qualify For Record Expungement?

If you would like a free consultation with one of the experienced expungement attorneys at the Michigan Expungement Center, contact us today. 

Key Recent Expungement Changes in the law

The key changes to expungement by application include:

  • Eligible offenses: Expanding eligibility to up to three felonies and an unlimited number of misdemeanors, with certain conditions on the types of offenses that qualify. No more than two assaultive crimes can be expunged, and no more than one felony conviction for the same offense if the offense is punishable by more than Ten years imprisonment.
  • Waiting period: Adjusting the waiting period to apply after a person’s monitoring by the justice system ends (i.e. sentencing, probation, release from incarceration, parole — whichever occurred last) if they remain conviction-free. The waiting period will be three years for misdemeanors, five years for serious misdemeanors or one felony, and seven years for multiple felonies.
  • Traffic offenses: Expanding eligibility to most traffic offenses. Additionally, under the new expungement law in Michigan, OWI convictions may be eligible to be expunged. Traffic violations that cause injury or death and commercial vehicle license violations remain excluded.
  • Marijuana misdemeanors: Creating a streamlined process to apply for expungement of misdemeanor marijuana possession and use that would not have been considered crimes after recreational marijuana was legalized in Michigan. Judges must grant expungements if prosecutors don’t object.
  • Multiple offenses in one day: Treating multiple felonies or misdemeanors arising from the same -hour period as one conviction for the purposes of expungement. None of the offenses can be assaultive, involve the use or possession of a dangerous weapon, or carry a maximum penalty of Ten or more years in prison.

*Under the new expungement law in Michigan, OWI convictions may be expunged. 

With extensive experience in prosecution and the courtroom fighting on the other side of the aisle, the team at Michigan Criminal Lawyers, PLC, are ready to help you achieve a fresh start.

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