Can a misdemeanor ever be taken off my record?

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Can a misdemeanor ever be taken off my record?

 I was 17 at time of offense and this was my first time in trouble with the law.

Asked on February 11, 2012 under Criminal Law, Michigan

Answers:

Russ Pietryga / Pietryga Law Office

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Yes.  It appears that you where a juvenile when this happened.  So you where probably adjudacted as a deliquent.  Because it was a deliquency in the juvenile court the appropriate course of action would to have your juvenile record sealed.

Even if you were not a juvenile you can still have your record expunged.  You will have to consult your states case law to determine when a misdemeanor is eligible for expungement.  Once the appropriate amount of time has elapsed you file a petition, usually in the court that sentenced you, for the expungement.

Either way, expungement or recorded sealed, it will be off your record.

Hope this helps.


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