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Recognizing people are human and make mistakes, the Michigan legislature allows for a person who has been convicted of a crime, to have an expungement of their criminal records under certain circumstances.
A person who is convicted of not more than 1 offense may file an application with the convicting court for the entry of an order setting aside the conviction. This means if you have had a conviction for (e.g. receiving stolen property and another conviction for MIP), you may not be able to have your record expunged.
A person cannot set aside a conviction for a crime for which the maximum punishment is life imprisonment or for which an attempt to commit a felony for which the maximum punishment is life. Further, a person convicted of certain traffic offenses cannot be set aside.
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An application shall not be filed until at least 5 years following imposition of the sentence for the conviction that the applicant seeks to set aside or 5 years following completion of any term of imprisonment for that conviction, whichever occurs later. Meaning five years must have passed since your conviction and all probationary requirements have been completed. This means the clock starts to tick after you are released from probation.
In today’s tough economic times, employers often conduct background checks on prospective employees to determine the best candidate. Dependant upon the job you are applying for, a criminal conviction may be the deciding factor between you and another applicant. If you have been convicted of a crime and you feel you meet the criteria above, call our office today we can help you clear your record and get a fresh start.
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