What is an Expungement?
An expungement proceeding is a type of lawsuit in which an offender of a prior criminal conviction seeks that the records of that process be sealed, making the records unavailable through the State or Federal repositories.
When do I need an Attorney for an Expungement?
With expungement laws changing, it is imperative to have an attorney assist in your expungement process. This process can be tedious and overwhelming without a knowledgeable attorney.
What is Restoration of Rights?
Restoration of Rights is when a person has been convicted of a felony and loses their rights to possess a firearm, both under Michigan and federal law. Although no such opportunity exists in federal law, it is possible for an individual to have their state gun rights restored.
Pursuant to MCL 750.224f, there are two ways for an individual to have his or her state gun rights restored, depending on whether the charge in question is a "specified felony" as defined in MCL 750.224f(10).
For most felonies, state gun rights are restored automatically following the expiration of 3 years after all of the qualifications are met. However, for specified felonies, state gun rights are not restored automatically. Rather, it can only occur following the expiration of 5 years after all of the qualifications are met.
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