Michigan criminal defense attorney

How to Get Your Criminal Record Expunged Part 2

How to get your criminal record expunged

Do you know if you qualify to have your criminal record removed?

Welcome back to our 3 part series on How to Get Your Criminal Record Expunged. On Monday, we reviewed what Expungement is in How to Get Your Criminal Record Expunged Part 1 Today, we are taking a look at what you need to qualify for having your record expunged.

Do You Qualify to Have Your Record Expunged?

Now that you know what it means to have your record obliterated, what is the next step and do you qualify? The Michigan Courts Web Site breaks it up into 7 questions and we will break it down. If you answer no to all of the questions below, you may qualify to have your record eliminated.

7 Questions To See If You Can Have Your Record Wiped

  1. Is your conviction a federal conviction?
  2. Are there any other states that you have a criminal conviction?
  3. Not including convictions for which the judgment of guilt was deferred and not including two or less minor offenses defined in MCL 780.621(10)(b), have you been convicted of more than 1 adult criminal conviction.
  4. Has the crime you were convicted of a felony that the maximum punishment was life in prison?
  5. Was the crime you were convicted of a felony in the first, second or third degree of criminal sexual conduct?
  6. Was the crime you were convicted of a traffic offense?
  7. When was the date of your conviction? Was it less than 5 years or has it been less than 5 years that you were released from prison?

Did you answer no to all the above questions? You may qualify to have your record expunged. On Friday, we will be breaking down the how to apply for Expungement in How To Get Your Criminal Record Expunged Part 3.

For questions, please call my office at:

248-348-7400 or 586-530-1000

 

This article was published on: August 1, 2012 and was last modified April 6, 2016
Tagged with:
Tagged with: