Are you wondering if it is possible to have a criminal conviction expunged? Foley Law Offices in Livonia, Michigan is a justice law firm that can help you determine your best option.

Having a criminal record can greatly limit a person’s access to education, employment, housing, public assistance, and civic engagement. Moreover, it does not only affect the individual but the collateral damage reaches across generations. The socioeconomic barriers associated with a person having a criminal record can affect their child’s long-term well-being.

A Second Chance 

In Michigan, there are certain types of criminal records that can be expunged by a judge or the court, through the process of expungement. In the expungement process, the arrests and/or convictions on a person’s criminal record will be erased entirely as if they never occurred.

Expungement is expected to positively help thousands of Michiganders by eliminating a barrier to education, employment, and other opportunities after clearing their criminal records and giving them a chance for a new start. 

Under Michigan law, you may be qualified to have one felony charge expunged from your record. For minor crimes and misdemeanors, it may be possible to expunge more than one. In order for the conviction to be granted for an expungement, you must meet certain guidelines. So, it is important to consult an experienced criminal defense attorney at a justice law firm in Michigan to review your options.

What criminal record can be expunged?

Under the state law, most minor crimes and felonies can be granted for an expungement as long as they are not convictions associated with the following crimes:

  • Offenses that are punishable by life in prison, such as 1st or 2nd Degree Murder, Kidnapping, Armed Robbery, Criminal Sexual Conduct – 1st Degree.
  • Motor Vehicle Code violations (felonies or misdemeanors, including all drugged/drunk driving convictions)
  • Child abuse in the 2nd degree, Child Abuse in the presence of another child
  • Domestic violence, if the person has been previously convicted for domestic violence
  • Human trafficking violations

Looking for a fresh start in life? As your trusted Michigan attorneys, our team at Foley Law Offices can help. We will help you determine the best solution and assist you in collecting the documentation required to have your expungement request considered. We will be by your side throughout the process. To learn more about your options, call Foley Law Offices at (734) 462-7500.