Expungement is the best decision
you can make for yourself!
The Benefits Are:
- telling a prospective employer that you have not been convicted of a crime;
- being eligible for student loans;
- being eligible for housing assistance;
- being eligible for more certain professional licenses;
- being able to tell friends and family that you have not been convicted of a crime;
- not having to worry when someone does a background check on you.
- personal gratification
In Michigan, the statute (law) allows the expungement (set aside) of the record of criminal conviction recently changed for the better. If you qualify to have your conviction expunged, a petition for expungement is necessary. While the Michigan law was recently enacted to include multiple conviction whereas the former statute did not allow those with 2 or more convictions on their record to set aside their conviction, the rule still remains that the setting aside of the conviction can not be filed until 5 years after the completion of a prison term or imposition of a sentence. Upon a petition to the court, the petitioner (defendant) has the burden of proving to the court that his or her actions and behavior from the date of the conviction until the time of the application are consistent with the goals of protecting public welfare and warrant the expungement of the criminal conviction.
While under most circumstances criminal offenders are eligible for expungement, there are certain crimes which are specifically excluded and cannot be expunged, such as convictions where the maximum punishment is life imprisonment or an attempt to commit a felony for which the maximum punishment is life imprisonment can not be expunged by the court. Also, any conviction for CSC 2, CSC 3 or Assault with Intent to Commit CSC may not be expunged.
The process involves the gathering and drafting of certain documents and court records. An application will be denied unless it contains all of the information required by the court.
It is important to have a good misdemeanor or felony expungement lawyer help you understand the process and work quickly and efficiently to obtain all of the necessary documentation and in-court arguments to pursuade your Judge that you should have your conviction set aside.
Our law firm is located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Our philosophy is based on the belief that our clients' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat clients' family, friends and referrals.
Attorneys of Michigan, PLLC
30300 Northwestern Hwy
Farmingtoin Hills, MI 48334
(Between 12 & 13 Mile Road)
Toll Free (248) 782-8322