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How to clear your Michigan criminal records

The state of Michigan understands that a criminal record carries a heavy cost for many people. That is why they have enacted laws that allow people to move on with their lives without the negative effects of a criminal record. This page will serve as a guide to helping you understand criminal record clearing in Michigan and help you go through the steps needed to actually get it done. If you have any questions about removing your criminal record in Michigan please call RecordGone.com toll free at 877-573-7273.

1) Find out what is on your criminal record

The easiest way to do this is to call the clerk of the court at the courthouse at which your case was held at. You may also be able to find this information in any court issues documents you have.

2) Complete all court requirements

If you have been ordered probation, fines or restitution, you will have to complete these off before applying to clear your criminal record.

3) Determine your eligiblity

Not every case will be eligible to be set aside or sealed, the law if very complex but you can take a free online eligibility test at RecordGone.com to find out exactly what you qualify for.

4) Hire an attorney to prepare your case

While you can technically do it yourself, you will save a lot of time and frustration by hiring an attorney to represent you in your criminal record removal. Again the laws and forms are quite complex and you may be required to argue in court against objections from the DA. You want an experienced attorney to handle this for you.

5) Notify background check companies

After you have cleared your case, you will need to notify commercial background check companies so that they report your newly updated criminal record. The Foundation for Continuing Justice offers a free service, Criminal Database Update, which does this for you.

Michigan law allows for a variety of ways to clear your criminal record. If you have been arrested or convicted in michigan as an adult or juvenile you may be eligible for relief. The laws are complex and you should always consult with an attorney before going forward to ensure you make the best choice possible. RecordGone.com, the nations largest criminal record clearing law firm, offers a free online eligibility test.

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Updated On: June 28th, 2011