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How A Record Affects People’s Futures

A criminal record can hinder every aspect of your life.

At the Tibble Law Office, P.C., we believe that you should not have to live with the long-lasting repercussions of a criminal conviction, especially if you were acquitted or your case was dismissed.

When you have a criminal conviction on your record, it can prevent you from:

  • Getting hired
  • Receiving promotions at work
  • Living in certain establishments
  • Owning specific items, like guns
  • Being accepted into graduate school or the military
  • Maintaining professional licenses

Fortunately, you may not have to live with the negative results of a criminal conviction.

Expunging Your Criminal Conviction

If you have a conviction on your criminal record, attorney Cody Crane may be able to secure an expungement of your charge.

When a conviction is expunged from your criminal record, it means it will be erased. You can then legally answer “no” to questions regarding a criminal conviction on your record.

While expunging a conviction may clear your criminal record, it is only an option for certain types of misdemeanor and felony convictions, and can only be done once. This one-time expungement is possible five years from the date of your sentence, discharge from probation, or release from prison/jail, whichever happens latest.

Drunk driving convictions, however, cannot be expunged.

Expungement laws may be changing so please reach out in the near future for the updated laws.

Take Steps to Clear Your Criminal Record Today

Cody Crane has helped secure expungements for criminal convictions of numerous southwest Michigan residents, and he can assist you, too.

Is your criminal record negatively affecting your life? Call Tibble Law Office, P.C., today at 269-383-6000 or contact us online. Kalamazoo lawyer Cody Crane will help you figure out if expungement is possible for you.

Call for a initial phone consultation Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.