New Expungement Laws
West Michigan Expungement Attorneys
In June of 2011, Michigan's governor signed into law revisions to the expungement laws. Under PA 64, judges in Michigan have greater ability to expunge an individual's criminal record.
The Kalamazoo lawyers at Willis Law are dedicated to helping clients understand their rights under the new laws. Please contact the law offices of Willis Law in Kalamazoo, Paw Paw or Grand Rapids.
- Before the new law was passed, courts were not allowed to clear a criminal record if the individual had more than one offense on his or her record.
- Under the new law, it is possible for an individual to have up to two minor offenses (90-day misdemeanors) on his or her record. This is in addition to the offense that the individual seeks to have expunged.
- A minor offense is considered a "misdemeanor or ordinance violation for which the maximum permissible imprisonment does not exceed 90 days, for which the maximum permissible fine does not exceed $1,000 and that is committed by a person who is not more than 21 years of age."
- Though it may be possible to have more convictions expunged from your record due to the passing of these new laws, you must still wait five years from the sentencing or completion of imprisonment (whichever is later) of the most recent offense before you can apply for expungement.
This new law provides recognition to the fact that a fresh start and clean criminal record can help an individual move on with his or her life to become a productive member of society.
Contact Our Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo Expungement Lawyers for a Free Initial Consultation
To learn more about the new changes to the Michigan expungement laws, please contact our office by email or call toll free at (888) 461-7744. From offices in Kalamazoo, Paw Paw and Grand Rapids, we represent clients throughout western Michigan.