Having a criminal record can negatively impact your life in a lot of ways. It can be harder to get a job, find employment, obtain a professional license or qualify for a mortgage. Luckily, the Michigan criminal justice has made it possible to have one conviction expunged, or set aside, assuming certain strict requirements are satisfied.
At Collis & Griffor PC, our experienced criminal defense attorneys take great pride in helping people remove negative marks from their permanent record. With over 30 years of experience, our dedicated team makes it possible for people to move beyond repercussions of their past and avail themselves of all the opportunities this great community of ours has to offer.
Do You Qualify For An Expungement?
A crime can only be expunged from one’s record if certain conditions are met. Namely, a person cannot have a conviction expunged from their record if:
- The maximum sentence from the crime was life in prison
- The conviction was for committing or attempting to commit a sex crime
- The conviction was for a traffic-related offense
- There are more than two additional minor offenses on record
A person must also wait five years after the conviction or release from prison before their record can be expunged. In addition, civil infractions cannot be expunged. Certain crimes such as drunk driving, murder and rape offenses cannot be expunged.
What About Juvenile Offenses?
Juveniles can also have adjudications set aside in certain situations. First, he or she must have no more than three juvenile offense on their record. And second, he or she must not have a felony conviction in their past. Once a conviction is expunged or set aside, we can help ensure records of the incident get expunged from all relevant agencies’ records.
If you believe you may qualify for an expungement and would like to talk to us, feel free to contact us online, or call 734-827-1337 today. From our office in Ypsilanti, our expungement lawyers represent people throughout Ann Arbor and southern Michigan.