Michigan has a statute that allows for the expungement of either a misdemeanor or a felony. The statute is MCL 780.621 and in a nutshell states that a person with not more than 2 minor offenses and one felony may apply to get their record expunged if they meet statutory criteria. A minor offense is defined by punishment of no more than 90 days in jail and being committed at less than 21 years old. However, a person with one misdemeanor and one felony without a third minor offense do not carry the criteria that the minor offense had to occur prior to the 21st birthday, Certain offenses, such as felony domestic violence (if the petitioner has a previous domestic violence conviction), child abuse, and CSC 1-3, and any traffic or moving vehicle violation involving drugs or alcohol.
This leaves a great opportunity for anyone who has had a misdemeanor marijuana or felony marijuana charge open to expungement as long as they have no additional felonies or no more than one other minor offense.
Now that recreation marijuana is legal in Michigan, it is a great time to petition the Circuit Court to get any marijuana charges off your record. Getting your record cleared up can lead to more job opportunities and college prospects. Call and experienced firm with expungements. Wood and Associates offers free consultations for all criminal expungements.