MHP-17O’Keefe Law, PLLC is pleased to announce that pending the Governor’s signature, HB 4186, has effectively broadened Michigan’s expungement statute (MCL 780.621), and enabled thousands of convicted persons in the state of Michigan to petition the court for expungement of qualifying convictions from their records.

Recently, O’Keefe Law, PLLC had a client in a unique predicament. The client was convicted of two misdemeanors back in the 90s and discovered after meeting with Attorney Patrick O’Keefe that he could not get either one of the convictions expunged under the current statute, MCL 780.621. However, this new bill, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support after hearing testimony from Judge Rosemarie Aquilina of the 30th Circuit Court in Ingham County, will enable certain people to remove that scarlet letter from their chests.

But beware – the process of seeking an expungement is already convoluted and confusing. It will become even more confusing, especially to judges who may not yet be familiar with the prospective changes in the statute. The law is changing constantly, and statutes may be changed subtly, yet drastically.

If you or a loved one has one or more criminal conviction(s) that you would like to have expunged, please contact O’Keefe Law, PLLC for a free consultation. You may be able to file a motion to have your conviction(s) set aside. Know your rights. Reclaim your life. Contact the only board certified expert in the Lansing area. You will be glad you did.