EXPUNGEMENT IN MICHIGAN

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A criminal conviction is a permanent mark on your record that can make it difficult or even impossible to find a job or get into a school.

At the law firm of Aaron J. Boria, PLLC, we don’t believe that one mistake should taint someone for the rest of their life. Call us today for your second chance tomorrow.

HOW WE CAN HELP WITH AN EXPUNGEMENT

The benefit of an expungement in Michigan is that once you expunge your criminal record you can legally tell employers, schools, and others that you have never been convicted of a crime.

Not having a conviction on your record can open up new possibilities for job seekers, those applying to colleges, or those obtaining special licenses. There is a major benefit to expungement in Michigan especially when applying to a competitive job against other applicants without a mark on their record.

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Requirements and more information

Expungement in Michigan is not available for the following Crimes:
  • Felonies with a maximum punishment of life in prison (Armed Robbery, Murder)
  • Child Abuse in 2nd degree, and Child Abuse in the Presence of Another Child
  • Felony Domestic Violence if you had a previous conviction for domestic violence
  • CSC, Attempt of CSC, CSC 4 that occurred after January 12, 2015
  • Human Trafficking
  • Misdemeanor traffic offense (Drinking and Driving cannot be expunged)
Are you eligible for an expungement? 5 years must have passed since the completion of your sentence and you cannot have any pending charges. Three possible eligibilities to erase your criminal record in Michigan:
  • A person who has one felony and one to two misdemeanors may set aside the felony
  • A person convicted or one to two misdemeanors may set aside one or both
  • A person convicted of CSC 4 prior to January 12, 2015, as long as there is no other criminal record other than two 90-day misdemeanors that occurred before their 21st birthday.
    If your prior conviction ended with a deferred sentence, plea under advisement, Holmes Youthful Training Act, or 7411 then that proceeding will be counted against you as a misdemeanor.
    Procedurally, expunging a criminal conviction can be complicated. After determining if you are eligible an application must be submitted and sent to numerous government agencies. Finally, a hearing is held in front of a judge, and it’s important to hire a knowledgeable lawyer. If you are denied then you will not be able to have another hearing for three years. An experienced lawyer will make sure that all forms are completed correctly and sent to the proper agencies. When you have a lawyer at your hearing it shows that you are serious about clearing your record and can make all the difference in determining whether or not you will walk away with a clean record or not. If you are denied you will not be able to have another hearing for three years.
 

“I currently live out of state but had a Misdemeanor Assault and Battery on my record back in Michigan. I never thought much of it before until it started to affect my employment opportunities 8 years later. That’s when I did some research and found out that I was eligible for an expungement. I contacted many lawyers in the tri-county area of south east Michigan and was given either outrageous quotes, unintelligible responses or simply an arrogant attitude. Then I got in touch with Mr. Boria who was polite, knowledgeable, fairly priced, upfront and honest. His rate surprisingly fell just a hair over the cheapest I had found with the other 7 lawyers I called. He didn’t pretend like it was going to be some quick 3 week process just to pacify me. He was polite and professional. He also assured me that he wouldn’t take my money and run if he sincerely felt I didn’t have an honest shot at winning my plea. So of course I hired him. From day one he was very consistent with his emails between him and I. Whether he was requesting documents, asking for information, answering my questions or just keeping me posted; he was on the ball. Always patient and always polite, I couldn’t have asked to work with such an understanding lawyer. When my court date finally came and I waited by the phone for the call so that I could speak on my behalf with the judge, all I ended up getting was a call from Aaron telling me everything was taken care of and that my expungement was granted! Too easy if you ask me. Both an email copy and hard-copy of the orders were sent to me for my personal records and the rest is history. Now I can finally land the job I’m after without any hangups from my past and I’ll always have Mr. Boria to thank. If you’re considering hiring a lawyer from the southeast Michigan area or even from out of state, I urge you to give Aaron a call. I assure you his professionalism and demeanor is genuinely notable.” “A” from Texas