Detroit & Michigan Felony and Misdemeanor Expungement and Set Aside Conviction Lawyer and Attorney
While the law has changed as of January 14, 2015, there are Strict Requirements to Expunge or Set Aside your Michigan Felony or Misdemeanor Conviction.

Getting an Expungement for a Felony or Misdemeanor in Michigan is governed by MCL 780.621 which is the section of the Michigan Code that sets out the requirements that you must meet in order to expunge your felony or misdemeanor. When you apply for an expungement in Michigan, the Court, the Michigan State Police, and the Michigan Attorney General will carefully examine your criminal record to determine whether you meet the requirements for setting aside your Michigan conviction.

Michigan Felony or Misdemeanor Expungement Checklist
Answer the following questions to determine whether you qualify to have your Michigan felony or misdemeanor expunged. If you answer "yes" to any question, you are not eligible to have your Michigan criminal record expunged

  • Were you convicted of a crime that the maximum punishment is life in prison even though you may not have been sentenced to life?
  • Were you convicted of attempting to commit a crime where the maximum punishment is life in prison even though you may not have been sentenced to life?
  • Were you convicted of a sex crime or attempting to commit a sex crime?
  • Were you convicted of a driving or traffic related offense, such as drunk driving or driving on a suspended license?
  • Do you have more than one felony in addition to two other misdemeanor offenses?
  • Do you more than two misdemeanor convictions that you want to set aside at the same time..
  • Has it been less than five years since you were convicted or released from imprisonment or probation for the crime for which you were convicted?
If you answered "no" to all these questions, then you qualify to apply to have your felony or misdemeanor expunged. If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then until the Michigan Legislature changes the law again, you will not be able to expunge your criminal record in Michigan.

Honestly say, you have never been convicted of a crime.
If you qualify to expunge your Michigan Criminal Record, whether it is a felony or misdemeanor, the Law Office of James G. Schmier, PLLC, can complete all the paperwork, submit the necessary forms to the appropriate agencies, and advise you on other steps you can take to help make sure that you are successful in getting your Michigan Felony or Misdemeanor Expunged.

The Law Office of James G. Schmier, PLLC is a Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving DUI and Family Law and Divorce law firm and provides legal representation in Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County and throughout Michigan including these Michigan cities:

Macomb County

Armada
Centerline
Chesterfield Twp.
Clinton
Eastpointe
Fraser
Harrison
Lenox
Macomb
Memphis
Mt. Clemens
New Baltimore
New Haven
Richmond
Romeo
Roseville
St. Clair Shores
Sterling Heights
Shelby
Utica
Warren
Washington

St. Clair County

Port Huron
Capac
Saint Clair
Algonac
Keewahdin
Marine City
Emmett
Yale

Washtenaw County

Ann Arbor
Ypsilanti
Chelsea
Saline
Manchester
Milan
Dexter

Ingham County

Lansing
East Lansing
Williamston
Webberville
Stockbridge
Meridian Township
Danville

Oakland County

Auburn Hills
Addison Twp.
Berkley
Beverly Hills
Bingham Farms
Birmingham
Bloomfield
Bloomfield Hills
Brandon Twp.
Clarkston
Clawson
Commerce
Farmington
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Ferndale
Franklin
Groveland
Hazel Park
Highland
Holly
Huntington Woods
Independence
Keego Harbor
Lake Angelus
Lake Orion
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Lyon Twp.
Madison Heights
Milford
Novi
Novi Township
Oak Park
Oakland Township
Orchard Lake
Orion
Ortonville
Oxford
Pleasant Ridge
Pontiac
Rochester
Rochester Hills
Royal Oak
Southfield
South Lyon
Springfield
Sylvan Lake
Troy
Walled Lake
Waterford
West Bloomfield
White Lake
Wixom
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Wayne County

Allen Park
Belleville
Brownstown
Canton
Dearborn
Dearborn Heights
Detroit
Ecorse
Flat Rock
Garden City
Gibraltar
Grosse Isle
Grosse Pointe
Grosse Pointe Farms
Grosse Pointe Park
Grosse Pointe Woods
Hamtramck
Highland Park
Huron
Inkster
Lincoln Park
Livonia
Melvindale
Northville
Plymouth
Redford
River Rouge
Riverview
Rockwood
Romulus
Southgate
Sumpter
Taylor
Trenton
Van Buren
Wayne
Westland
Woodhaven
Wyandotte

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