Expungement Lawyers in Rochester Hills
What Crimes Cannot Be Expunged in Michigan?
Cases that are ineligible for expungement include:
- Crimes where the maximum sentence is life in prison, even if you received a lesser sentence
- Sex crime convictions
- Human trafficking convictions
- Traffic-related offenses and DUI
Additionally, you must wait five years after your conviction before your records can be expunged. If you served a prison sentence, you must wait until five years after your release. Juveniles are eligible to have adjudications set aside if there are three or fewer juvenile offenses on their record. They must not have any felony convictions.
Expungement is a way to legally remove or set aside your criminal record. Another option is to have your record sealed, which is a slightly different process than expungement. When a record is expunged, it is deleted and the record is essentially erased. Alternatively, when a record is sealed, it is simply hidden from public access without a court order.
Whether you seal or expunge your record, the result is essentially the same: Prospective employers and others are not able to learn of your criminal record. In Michigan, you are allowed to have one conviction sealed or expunged. The charges may be a felony or misdemeanor, though certain charges and convictions are not eligible for expungement.
To see if you are eligible for expungement in Michigan, please call us at (248) 809-1402 or contact us online.
Expungement Legal Counsel with Little & Boylan, PLLC
A criminal record can wreak havoc on your life. After a criminal conviction, you may be unable to find a job, get into school, and secure a loan. If your job requires you to have a professional license, your conviction could preclude you from acquiring it. Those who wish to work in certain professions are not able to do so with a criminal record.
A criminal record will follow you through your life for many years. The best way to resolve this problem is to have your criminal record expunged with help from an experienced Rochester Hills criminal defense attorney at Little & Boylan, PLLC. An expungement will allow you to remove harmful convictions from your record so that you can move on with your life. Our team can advocate aggressively on your behalf to ensure that your record is cleared.
To further understand if you Michigan expungement eligibility contact us today at (248) 809-1402.