Legal Question in Criminal Law in Michigan

i have two retail fraud offenses i was wondering if i could get those expunged

Asked on 10/04/12, 8:24 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Charles Kronzek Kronzek & Cronkright P.L.L.C.

No you cannot. But you can read more about expunging criminal convictions in Michigan at:

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Answered on 10/04/12, 8:36 am

Neil O'Brien Eaton County Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

The reason you are not eligible is because you have "more than one" criminal conviction -- here, two. Michigan's expunction law is very restrictive. But it was loosened up recently a slight bit to allow a conviction to be set aside if the person has a "minor conviction" in their past. That other conviction would have to have happened when the person was 17-20 years old, AND be a 90-day or less misdemeanor. Retail Fraud 3rd Degree (the lowest level) is a 93-day misdemeanor so even that crime would not fit through the new loophole.

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Answered on 10/04/12, 1:09 pm

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