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Higbee & Associates, a national law firm

Michigan Expungement and Record Sealing Services

Licensed Criminal Record Clearing Attorneys Serving All of Michigan

We have helped hundreds of people in Michigan put their past behind them by clearing their criminal record. The job market is competitive, especially in Michigan. Clearing your record can make the difference between going to work and getting paid and just sitting on the couch.

If a criminal record in Michigan is holding you back, we would love to help you expunge your criminal record.

The sad reality is that employers and landlords often discriminate on criminal records for trivial offenses and ones that occurred decades ago. This often turns what was supposed to be an insignificant sentence into a life sentence.

This page can give you a helpful overview about all of the options available in Michigan for those with a criminal record. We also have an online eligibility test that will help you quickly determine what we can do for you.

While not all former offenders will be eligible, Michigan does offer remedies for many former offenders. These remedies were created to allow former offenders be more productive and get more out of life. Whether the offense was committed by a juvenile or adult, there may be a Michigan law that will allow your record to be cleared.

Setting Aside a Michigan Record

Michigan law uses the term set aside instead of the term expungement when referring to the way to remove a conviction from your record. Once a conviction is set aside, the conviction is deemed to never have occurred (with a few narrow exceptions).

Michigan set aside proceedings can be very complicated. Having us represent you helps to ensure that your case does not take longer than it needs to because of mistakes that could require you to start the process again from the beginning. We will handle every step of the process for you and work to get your case granted as quickly as possible.

Once your case is granted, we also offer our exclusive Expedited Record Clearance Update service. This service will remove or update your case from more than 600 private background check companies. Unless you proactively notify these commercial background check providers that your case has been expunged, it can remain in their system for months or even years and be inaccurately reported to potential employers or landlords. With our service, your record will be updated with these companies within 14 days of receiving your granted order from the court.

Criminal Record Clearing Options Available in MI

Below is a brief introduction to some of the services we offer in Michigan. For more information, please visit the specific service page linked in the summary, or take our free online eligibility test to determine which of these services can help you.

Set Aside Adult Conviction

Michigan allows for the setting aside of adult convictions. Michigan law allows for the set aside of most adult convictions. To be eligible, you must satisfy a three-year waiting period for misdemeanors, a five-year waiting period for serious misdemeanor convictions or a single felony conviction, or seven-year waiting period for multiple felony convictions. You may have no more than three felony convictions with generally no restrictions on the number of misdemeanors. Certain serious felony offenses and traffic offenses (except first time OWI offenders) are not eligible.

Set Aside Deferred or Diversion Case

If you completed a case that was deferred and dismissed, you may be eligible to have it set aside. Most offenses that were deferred and dismissed can be set aside as long as the other conviction and waiting period requirements are met.

Set Aside Juvenile Case

Michigan also provides for the set aside of juvenile cases and Many juvenile cases are eligible. You must be over 18 and one year must have passed since completion of the sentence. Felonies and traffic offenses are not eligible to be set aside. Additionally, you must have committed no more than 3 juvenile offenses and cannot have committed a felony as an adult

How to Get Started

If you would like to get started on clearing your Michigan criminal record, we provide a few convenient ways for you to sign up for our services. The fastest way is for you to sign up online. To sign up online, take our eligibility test to see which service you are eligible for and you will be given the option to sign up at the conclusion of the test.

If you would prefer to sign up over the phone or if you have questions you need answered before getting started, you can call us or chat with us online for a free, confidential consultation. We are eager to help you with your Michigan case and show you why more than 13,000 people across the country have decided to let us handle their case.

Use our free online eligibility test to find out if
you can remove your Michigan criminal records.

Our exclusive Expedited Record Clearance Update service allows us to have the leading background check companies reflect changes to your criminal record in less than 14 days, instead of months and even years like our competitors.

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Call us at (313) 346-1299 or Toll Free (877) 573-7273
Please take the free online eligibility test before calling.

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Serving All of Michigan

We serve every county in Michigan, including Clinton, Eaton, Genesee, Ingham, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Macomb, Muskegon, Oakland, Roscommon, Saginaw, Washtenaw and Wayne.

Michigan Expungement And Record Sealing Services

“There are not many words that I can use to describe how absolutely happy and satisfied I am with this service. For almost 7 years I struggled with having something negative on my criminal record that kept me from being able to get the jobs that I wanted and do the things that I needed to do in life. I have searched high and low for an attorney that would represent me, and when I came across Higbee and Associates I knew that this was "the one".”

- Adrienne from Kalamazoo

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  • Updates 650+ Background Check Companies

    Other law firms only update court records after an expungement which means that your criminal records may appear on background checks for up to a year after it is expunged. Our exclusive optional Expedited Record Clearance Update can get your record removed from more than 650 popular background check companies within 14 days of it being cleared at the court.

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5 I am overwhelmed with joy that I found this service, I thought that I was going to live with the albatross for the rest of my life. They made this process as easy as it possibly could be and for an incredibly affordable rate. I could not be happier.
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