Criminal History Expungement Eligibility
Clear Your Name: Remove Your Criminal Record & Move Forward
A mistake that results in a criminal conviction can follow you for years—even the rest of your life. But it doesn’t have to: it is possible to take felony convictions off of your record through a process called expungement.
How Expungement Works in Michigan
If you have…
1. felony conviction and 2 misdemeanors
2. misdemeanors and no felonies
1. Petition the court to expunge the felony charge.
2. Petition the court to expunge one or both of the misdemeanor charges.
By removing convictions from your record, you can legally tell employers that you’ve never been convicted of a crime. That alone makes expungement worth pursuing.
Convictions that Cannot be Expunged
Whether or not you can take a conviction off your record depends on the nature of the crime itself. Crimes that cannot be expunged include:
- Armed robbery
- Criminal sexual conduct
- Drunk driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or with drugs present in the vehicle
- Any criminal convictions under the Michigan Vehicle Code (misdemeanor and felony traffic offenses)
Get Help with Expungement from Hills at Law Attorneys
At Hills at Law, P.C., our experienced criminal defense lawyers have helped many people clear their names and put past convictions behind them. We will help you understand whether or not you are eligible for expungement, and if you are, we will guide you through the process every step of the way.
“I Want to Remove My Criminal Record!” Call Hills at Law for A Consultation
The first step toward a better life is to contact an attorney for a free consultation. Our office is conveniently located in the heart of Kalamazoo, near Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. To speak with an experienced lawyer about clearing your name, contact us at 269.373.5430.