After a juvenile has been charged with a crime, a criminal record can follow them long after the sentence has been served, even into adulthood. A criminal record can make it difficult to find and keep a job, go to school, obtain loans, and more, and working to have a record expunged can be an extremely useful endeavor. The rules surrounding record expunging for adults and juveniles differ slightly, but it is possible to have a juvenile’s crime record expunged. Our attorneys can work with you after your conviction to assist you in fighting to clear your record, even if you worked with another attorney during your initial case. Work with the best possible lawyer and ensure you pursue every possible post-conviction legal option.
Our juvenile defense lawyers have extensive experience in juvenile crime cases and other post-conviction criminal cases, and we care about delivering the best possible results no matter how far along in the justice process you are. Our attorneys understand how a criminal conviction can affect you, and we will work to pursue an expunged record that will allow you to move on with your life and put past criminal allegations behind you for good. Our dedicated team will commit as much time as necessary to clearing your name so that you don’t have to deal with mistakes committed as a juvenile any longer. Contact our team now to learn more about changing Michigan juvenile crime laws and how they could affect your post-conviction case.
Under previous Michigan laws, juvenile offenders had to wait 5 years after a case had been closed to apply for an expunged record, and could only ask the courts to expunge one misdemeanor charge per year. 2012 law changes have made it easier to expunge a juvenile record, making it even more important to work with a lawyer who can help you understand your options and inform you when you are able fight for a clear record.
According to new juvenile laws, it is possible to ask to erase as many as three misdemeanor offenses per year, as long as the cases have been closed for at least one year. In addition, juveniles can now ask the courts to expunge one felony offense per year, as long as that offense could not have carried a sentence of life in prison if it had gone through the adult court system.
With a clear record, it will be easier to get into college, join the military, or obtain employment; however even with these new laws nothing is guaranteed. Only by working with the best possible attorney can you ensure you do all you can to fight for a clear record, which is why our attorneys are available 24/7 to defend you throughout your case. Contact Grabel & Associates now for a free initial case consultation, and benefit from years of experience in the Michigan criminal justice system.
The attorneys at Grabel & Associates understand how frustrating it can be to have a juvenile crime affect your record long after you have served the penalties you were sentenced to. We care about your future and will do all we can to explore possibilities for an expunged criminal record, and will work you through every legal issue affecting your case so that you know exactly what you need to do in order to successfully clear your record.
Under the direction of founding attorney Scott Grabel, our firm has established a reputation as one of Michigan’s best for juvenile crime defense. Over the past decade, our lawyers have helped clients statewide overcome damaging accusations, and clear past convictions from their records. Our post-conviction strategies have been tested in even the most complex criminal cases, and we know what it takes to help our clients achieve their legal goals.
After a criminal conviction, you need to pursue an expunged record as soon as possible. Sometimes, cases can be time sensitive and our attorneys understand that you need answers right away. Our firm is available 24/7 to provide you with answers to your legal questions, and can immediately begin advising you in your juvenile record expungement case.
Call our firm now at 1-800-342-7896 for a free, no obligation consultation. Alternatively, contact our firm online and ask to set up a free consultation. You will be able to speak to trial lawyer Scott Grabel and other members of our experienced team who can provide you with knowledgeable direction that will be extremely valuable throughout your case. Don’t hesitate to contact our firm and find out what your legal options are, call Grabel & Associates now.