If you have a criminal record, it can be hard to find employment, obtain a professional license, or even financial aid. Thankfully, Michigan law allows people to get their misdemeanors and felony convictions expunged or “set aside,” so that the public cannot access your criminal record. With the help of an experienced Farmington Hills criminal defense attorney, you may be able to get your criminal record expunged.
Who Can Have Their Criminal Record Expunged?
Michigan law allows convicted felons to file a petition to get their felony expunged. If you’ve been convicted of one felony and have up to two misdemeanors, only your felony can be expunged. If you only have two or fewer misdemeanors, you can petition to set both aside. Also, if you have any felony convictions that were deferred or dismissed, they will be considered misdemeanor convictions when determining if you are eligible to have your record set aside.
To file for an expungement, you must wait five years after your conviction, release from prison, or discharge from parole. It is important to remember that once you have a felony expunged, you will not be eligible for future expungements.
Who Isn’t Eligible for Criminal Record Expungements?
There are certain restrictions when petitioning a felony expungement in Michigan, including:
- If you have a federal conviction
- If you have criminal convictions in another state
- If you were convicted of a felony with a maximum penalty of life imprisonment
- If you were convicted of felony criminal sexual conduct
Contact Our Farmington Hills Felony Defense Lawyer at (248) 599-0054!
If you were convicted of a felony and you think you are eligible to get your criminal record expunged, contact Daniel D. Hajji, Attorney at Law for guidance. I have helped thousands of people throughout Farmington Hills, Oakland County, and all of Michigan get their convictions expunged. After getting criminal records expunged, people are able to change their life without their criminal record holding them back. I am here to guide you through the process from beginning to end. With a record of victories and life-changing results dating back to 2002, I have the experience needed to fight for your rights.
If you need legal assistance, contact a Farmington Hills felony defense attorney today for a free case review at (248) 599-0054!