We all make mistakes in life unfortunately for some, long after they have paid their debt to society, they find themselves plagued by a mistake which prevents them from getting jobs or even housing. This is where expungements can be helpful.
An expungement is a court order which removes something from your public criminal record. In most cases, having your conviction set aside means that you no longer have to tell potential landlords or employers that you have been convicted of a crime.
Getting an expungement is not an option for everyone. Reserved for those who meet certain requirements, an expungement will allow you to get a fresh start but only if you can say yes to the following questions:
Is the offense committed eligible for expungement?
Felonies including those which punishable by life imprisonment, criminal sexual conduct or most traffic offenses may not be expunged
Has it been more than 5 years since your conviction?
Requesting to have your record expunged can only be done AFTER 5 years have passed from the date of your conviction or date of disposition of your juvenile case
Do you have only one adult criminal conviction?
You will not be able to have your record expunged if you have been convicted of two or more felonies or one felony and over 2 misdemeanors
Note: Laws surrounding juvenile convictions vary from adult expungements
If your criminal conviction is holding you back, you may benefit from an expungement. To find out more about how to get an expungement and if you qualify for an expungement, contact a skilled expungement lawyer Grayling MI.
Expungement Attorneys Grayling MI
If you live in Grayling MI and are looking for a knowledgeable expungement attorney, contact Harris Law, we can help you.