Are you wondering if it is even possible to have a criminal conviction expunged? The process of setting aside a conviction, also known as an expungement, can make a big difference in your life. By having the conviction set aside, it allows you to mark that you have not been convicted of a crime opening up additional opportunities for you that may not exist with the conviction on your record.
As your attorney, we will be by your side throughout the entire process. We will help you with all of the documentation required to have your expungement considered by the court and will be there to represent you at your hearing.
Do You Qualify for Record Expungement?
You must meet the following requirements before submitting your application:
Wait five years after your conviction or the completion of your sentence before being considered.
- The waiting period starts after you have been discharged from parole, probation or completed a jail sentence.
- Anyone convicted of a prostitution offense can have the waiting period waived if they can prove the charge was the result of human trafficking.
- Not have more than 1 felony and not more than 2 misdemeanor convictions on your record before petitioning the court.
No other adult convictions have been set aside from your record. In Michigan, you are only allowed to have one adult conviction expunged from your record. The law changed in 2015, so if you have a conviction prior to this date then the guidelines are slightly different. If you have an older conviction on your record, our Michigan criminal defense attorneys at Grewal Law PLLC can answer your questions regarding a felony expungement.
If You Think You Qualify Call (888) 211-5798 Today
Richard L. Williams, an of counsel attorney for Grewal Law PLLC, has over 40 years of experience helping people get their records cleared & will help guide you every step of the way during this difficult process.
Can you get a felony removed from your record?
Under Michigan law, you may be eligible to have one felony charge set aside or expunged from your record. There are some guidelines which must be met in order for the conviction to be considered for an expungement.
What felonies can be expunged?
Under state law most felonies can be expunged as long as they are not convictions related to the following offenses:
- Offense punishable by life in prison
- Criminal Sexual Conduct with some exceptions for Criminal Sexual Conduct of the 4th Degree convictions prior to January 12, 2015
- Traffic offenses such as drinking and driving
- Child Abuse in the second degree, Child Abuse in the Presence of Another Child
- Domestic Violence conviction if the person has a previous misdemeanor conviction for domestic violence
- Human trafficking violations
If you are considering an application to have a felony conviction set aside from your record contact our experienced legal team today. Our Michigan attorneys are ready to help you get your life back by having a charge expunged from your record. Call (888) 211-5798 today.