Expungement of Criminal Records in Washtenaw County
By Daniel T. Geherin
Are you looking to get your criminal record expunged in Washtenaw County?
Do you need help navigating the legal system?
Are you overwhelmed with bills and not being able to provide a better quality of life for yourself and your family?
Expunging your criminal record will allow you more freedom to live life normally. You’ll likely be able to find a better paying job and afford proper housing for you and your loved ones. A "clean slate" can help strengthen families, communities, local economies across the state, and promote public safety.
Will My Record Be Cleared?
Yes. Setting aside a conviction is the process that clears and removes a public criminal record. In Michigan, there’s one process to set aside a conviction on an adult record and a different process to set aside a juvenile conviction, called an adjudication.
I was convicted as a juvenile. Do I qualify?
MCL 712A.18E is the Michigan Statute governing Juvenile Adjudication Expungements. In many respects, the process is similar to Adult Conviction Expungements, although the waiting period is considerably shorter (1 year after termination of court jurisdiction).
Early in 2021, Governor Whitmer signed into law the Clean Slate for Kids
Program that allows a fresh start for youth exiting the juvenile justice system. Clean Slate for Kids reforms Michigan’s juvenile criminal justice laws to seal juvenile court records from public view and create a process to automatically expunge juvenile records for those who don’t commit future offenses.
We’re Here to Help You Win Your Expungement Fight!
Geherin Law Group, PLLC (“GLGMichigan”) is a law firm that exclusively handles both adult and juvenile cases with a criminal justice element. The firm has defended thousands of criminal cases in Ann Arbor and throughout Southeastern Michigan. As a result, the firm has also filed and successfully won expungements for hundreds of these clients---and we expect many more now that the laws have expanded and improved. Each day, Dan and his team field calls from clients looking to expunge.
If you need help navigating the system, our criminal attorney in Washtenaw County at GLG can help you!