What is an Expungement?
If you have a conviction on your criminal record, I 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. This is an excellent way to ensure that a previous mistake does not define the rest of your life.
Clean Slate Initiative
When determining your eligibility for an expungement in Michigan, it’s important to consider the Clean Slate legislation, which went into effect on April 11, 2021. Some aspects of these new laws will be implemented down the line, in 2023 at the earliest.
The Clean Slate Initiative aims to make it easier for an individual to secure an expungement and get a fresh start. Some of the highlights of the Clean Slate laws include:
- An automatic process for setting aside eligible misdemeanors and felonies
- An expansion of the type and number of convictions that are eligible for expungement
- Revised waiting periods before being eligible to seek an expungement
This legislation will dramatically alter the process of expunging your record in Michigan. In fact, unbeknownst to them, many individuals may currently be eligible for an expungement. If you are looking to clear your record, don’t hesitate to reach out to my firm today. As your attorney I will provide an eligibility screening to help you determine if your circumstances qualify you to clear your record.
Fight for Your Second Chance
If you don’t ask, you’ll never know. This age-old sentiment applies to expungements as much as anything. If you don’t pursue the process of clearing your record, you’ll never know how securing an expungement could have impacted your life. So, don’t let the fear of being told “no” keep you from trying to start fresh.
At Tibble Law Office PC, I am prepared to advocate for you through this process. I will provide guidance, reassurance, and, most importantly, hope. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Let me lead you forward. Set up an eligibility screening today in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I represent individuals in Portage, Battle Creek, Plainwell, Vicksburg, and throughout Southwest Michigan through a variety of legal issues, including criminal charges.