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Criminal Record Expungement Michigan

Michigan Misdemeanor & Felony Expungement Attorney

Erase your criminal record with the help of an experienced lawyer

Did you know that the state of Michigan allows certain felonies and misdemeanors to be expunged? An expungement means that the record of your criminal conviction is destroyed, with the effect of giving you a clean record again. The state will allow one felony or two misdemeanors to be set aside if you meet certain conditions. The first hurdle is that you must wait five years after being convicted, being released from prison, or having your probationary period terminated before the court will grant your expungement. There are other conditions that must be met, and we are happy to discuss these with you. If you made a mistake in the past, but haven’t had any further criminal issues since, contact our office and see if we can help you receive an expungement.

Obtain assistance with removing a Michigan criminal conviction from your record

At Debolski, Debolski, & O’Connor, we collectively have over sixty years of experience helping clients. We take pride in staying up to date on updates and changes to the Michigan criminal statutes. Over the years, we have helped numerous clients have a conviction expunged and move past that unfortunate chapter in their lives. When people have a criminal conviction on their record, especially if it is a felony, it can be significantly more difficult to obtain gainful employment or enroll in a college or university. Even if your conviction or release from prison was over five years ago, it doesn’t automatically disappear from your record. Employers, schools, and others can easily obtain this information through a background check. Additionally, you may have difficulty traveling with the conviction on your record. Michigan borders Canada, and the Canadian government may not allow American citizens with a criminal conviction to enter the country.

Michigan criminal defense attorneys by your side

In order to have your conviction successfully expunged, there are several steps that must be completed. You will have to go through a hearing, at which time a judge must be convinced that you deserve to have your conviction expunged. While this may sound daunting, you don’t have to go through this process alone. Having an experienced professional on your side to argue on your behalf will ensure that you receive the best possible outcome in your case. Don’t take chances by seeking an expungement on your own. Call our office today if you would like an expungement. With our help, you can move past a criminal conviction and start a new chapter in your life.

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