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Work with an Ann Arbor Criminal Defense Lawyer to Clear Your Record of Old Convictions

Do you have an old conviction that’s preventing you from getting a better job? Speak with an attorney about getting an expungement. An expungement is where an Ann Arbor criminal defense lawyer asks the Court to make a past conviction non-public, meaning the public cannot see the record of that conviction. When you have a crime expunged, you may honestly say you have never been convicted of a crime.

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What Past Crimes Qualify for Expungement?

Not all felonies and misdemeanors are eligible for an expungement. There is a possibility to clear your record for the following crimes;

Past Crimes That Do Not Qualify for Expungement 

The following is a list of offenses are not eligible for expungement. 

  • Motor Vehicle Code violations (traffic offenses), including operating while intoxicated charges
  • A felony punishable by life in prison, or an attempt to commit such a felony
  • Many sex crimes
  • Certain child abuse crimes
  • Felony domestic assault, if the person has previous domestic assault convictions

When Can You Work with an Ann Arbor Criminal Defense Lawyer to Clear Your Record

Five years must pass from either the date of conviction or the end of imprisonment term or probation or parole term. 

How Do I Get an Expungement?

We must file a motion with the Court in which you were convicted. There will be a court hearing where the judge will consider the circumstances of the crime committed and your behavior since that time. The presentation of documentation of good behavior before the Court may be necessary. Set up a free consultation to see if you qualify for an expungement.

The First Step is to Determine if You Are Eligible

Speak with an attorney to determine your eligibility for an expungement. A review of your criminal record is necessary. Once we know you can move forward, let’s get started on putting this conviction permanently in the past. 

Contact an Ann Arbor Criminal Defense Lawyer at 734.883.9584

Call Sam Bernstein at 734.883.9584 or at bernstein@arborypsilaw.com. Sam Bernstein is an Ann Arbor Criminal Lawyer with ArborYpsi Law. Our office address is 4158 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48108.