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If you have been convicted of a felony in Michigan, you will lose your right to possess a firearm both at the state and federal levels. Under Michigan Penal Code Act 328, Section 750.224f, you will not be allowed to “possess, use, transport, sell, purchase, carry, ship, receive, or distribute a firearm in this state” until certain conditions are met.  Getting the help of a skilled expungement attorney to represent you and protect your rights is important. If you’re in Michigan and need a lawyer for expungement, Paul J. Tafelski, a top-rated Michigan expungement attorney, may be able to help...
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Criminal records are official documents detailing criminal offenses committed by an individual in Michigan. These records will include information regarding arrests, indictments, dispositions, and convictions collected from police records, other law enforcement agencies, the court system, and any correctional facilities.  In the United States and the state of Michigan, criminal records are considered a matter of public record and can be accessed through many different methods. Under the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, criminal records can be accessed by request to the appropriate recording body.  Potential employers and landlords have broad access to this information through aggregate websites or directly...
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Having a criminal record can have far-reaching effects on an individual’s life. Not only can it impact employment and housing, but it can also have an impact on child custody and other family legal matters.  An experienced Michigan expungement lawyer can assist in having certain criminal convictions on your records shielded from public view. Contact Michigan Defense Law at (248) 451-2200 today to schedule a consultation and to learn more about how we can help. What is the New Expungement Law in Michigan? While our justice system is based on paying a debt to society, rehabilitating, and then moving on,...
A criminal conviction—even for a minor offense—can have a dramatic impact on your life. Not only that, but by default, a conviction will stay on your record forever, unless you seek an expungement. Expungement is the legal process by which a court sets aside a conviction, making it outside the reach of the public record. While Michigan has had an expungement law on the books for quite some time, the law recently changed as of April 2021.  Before you make any decisions, it is important to speak with a Michigan expungement lawyer.  Call us today. How Does Michigan’s New Expungement...
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Marijuana is now legal for Michigan residents, regardless of whether they have a qualifying health condition. While the state initially legalized medicinal marijuana back in 2008, it wasn’t until 2018 when recreational marijuana became legal in Michigan. However, despite the legalization of marijuana, thousands of people still have convictions on their records for marijuana-related offenses. As we noted in a previous blog post, Michigan lawmakers recently passed the Clean Slate law, revamping the state’s outdated expungement laws. While the Clean Slate legislation impacts those with many types of criminal convictions, one of the most notable aspects of the law is...
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In 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed landmark legislation known as the “Clean Slate” initiative. The Clean Slate initiative vastly changed Michigan’s expungement laws, allowing more people to obtain a clean criminal record. This can make getting a job, purchasing a gun, or getting into college or a professional trade school much easier. However, at the time, those who had a Michigan OWI conviction were among the few who could not get their record expunged. Last week, that changed when Governor Whitmer signed two new bills into law. On August 23, 2021, Governor Whitmer House Bills 4219 and 4220. Collectively,...
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