Criminal Defense Attorney in Oakland County
What is expungement?
Expungement refers to the process of legally destroying a criminal record.
In other words the
criminal record is hidden from the general public. Michigan law allows a person to apply to have one conviction expunged
so that the record is made nonpublic in a criminal record check. However,
the criminal conviction that has been made nonpublic to future employers
would still be available to a court, a law enforcement agency, certain
licensing agencies and other government agencies that are specific to
the law. To find out if you are eligible for expungement, contact an Oakland
County criminal attorney.
Who can apply to make a criminal record nonpublic?
You can apply to have your record expunged if you have only one conviction (felony or misdemeanor). What's more, most federal convictions cannot
be expunged; however, they may be able to be pardoned under certain circumstances.
A person can apply for an expungement in Michigan under the following
- You only have one conviction; If two, one must be a minor 90-day misdemeanor
that was committed before you were 21.
- Your conviction was not an actual or attempted crime which is punishable
by life in prison;
- Your conviction was not for an actual or attempted sexual offense in the
second degree (felony);
- The conviction was not for actual or attempted sexual offense in the third
- The conviction was not for actual or attempted assault with the intent
to commit a sexual offense (felony);
- The conviction was not for a traffic offense; and
- It's been more than 5 years since your sentence was imposed or completed.
Moreover, a person with one "minor offense" that was committed
before turning 21 may request to have the more serious offense expunged
from their record. A minor offense is considered one that carries a maximum
jail time of 90 days and/or a fine less than $1,000.
Protect Your Future: Have Your Records Expunged
Having your criminal record sealed or expunged can be extremely beneficial
when it comes to employment opportunities now and down the road. One of
the greatest aspects of a person's life that are affected by a criminal
record is their employment pursuits. If your criminal records are eligible
for expungement, we highly recommend that you contact our law firm to
begin the application process.
The process itself is detailed and our firm would like to help give you
the greatest opportunity for having your records successfully expunged.
Contact criminal defense attorney Daniel D. Hajji to learn more about
the expungement process and whether or not you qualify for expungement
to set aside your conviction.
Contact Oakland County criminal lawyer
, Daniel D. Hajji, to schedule your free initial consultation at (248) 289-3951!