WipeRecord Enters Michigan to Help With Criminal Expungements

Thankfully, Michigan has new laws when it comes to a criminal record, typically allowing an individual to legally state that they have not been convicted of the expunged criminal offense.

On March 30th, 2017, WipeRecord, a division of Eastman Meyler, PC, proudly entered the state of Michigan to provide legal services to its residents by assisting with criminal record expungements and firearm rights restoration.

“Having a criminal record certainly makes things difficult and can put restraints on many aspects of life that others take for granted,” said Sam Eastman, partner at Eastman Meyler, PC. “A criminal record can prevent you from getting the job you deserve or the housing you want, obtaining professional licenses, qualifying for government services and programs, and attaining many other life-changing opportunities that would otherwise be available. Thankfully, Michigan has new laws when it comes to a criminal record, typically allowing an individual to legally state that they have not been convicted of the expunged criminal offense.”

Michigan’s adult expungement law was recently amended to allow a host of people to clear their criminal record. The law allows for criminal convictions to be “set aside,” thereby removing it from the public record. A person can petition to set aside one felony conviction if he or she has been convicted of not more than one felony and two misdemeanors. Furthermore, a person without any felony convictions, who has no more than two misdemeanor convictions, may petition the courts to set aside one or both misdemeanor convictions. Finally, certain convictions that have been deferred and dismissed under Michigan law are considered misdemeanor convictions potentially eligible to be set aside for…

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