A new law, House Bill Number 5600, is in effect which will allow a person to clear more juvenile convictions off of their record. The law was signed into effect by Governor Rick Snyder and will allow a person to clear or expunge up to three juvenile convictions. Previously, a person could only clear one misdemeanor per year off their juvenile record and the conviction had to be at least five years ago. This will go a long ways to help those who made mistakes as juveniles to move on with their lives and not be held back by their past.
Conditions in Which You are Able to Set Aside a Conviction
A person is able to set aside the conviction in two different scenarios. The first is if they have a felony conviction. In that scenario, they must not have been convicted in more than one felony offense, no more than two convictions, and no felony convictions as an adult. The second scenario is if the person does not have any felony convictions, then they cannot have more than three misdemeanor convictions and no felony convictions as an adult in order to be eligible.
Offenses that are Ineligible for to be Set Aside
Additionally, the offense is not eligible to be set aside if it is a felony which has a maximum punishment of life imprisonment or a traffic offense (misdemeanor or felony). There is also a waiting period before a person can file for the set aside. One year must pass since either the disposition date (date of plea or dismissal) for the offense the person is trying to set aside or the date of completion of any term of detention for the offense the person is trying to set aside, whichever occurs later.
If you believe you are eligible or would like more information please visit http://www.recordgone.com/michigan/ or call 877-573-7273.
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