Criminal Defense Lawyers who are Dedicated to Helping Those with Juvenile Convictions get a Second Chance at Life Without a Criminal Record
A Negative Moment In Time Should Not Shape Your Future
It is one of the most common expressions: “everyone makes mistakes.” What a tragedy when a person has a lapse in judgment or an error in good sense one time earlier in life and their lives are forever shaped by that moment in time. At LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., our Michigan juvenile expungement attorneys cannot stand idly by and watch our client’s lives be ruined by some isolated event that occurred when they were under the age of seventeen.
There is Hope for a Fresh Start
Michigan law provides for the opportunity to set aside a juvenile adjudication if all of the requirements of the juvenile expungement statute are met. Even when all the requirements are met, the judge who hears the motion must be thoroughly convinced that the petitioner has been rehabilitated and that setting the juvenile adjudication aside is in societies’ best interest. Convincing a judge that a petitioner meets this very high standard is a daunting challenge. The expert criminal defense attorneys with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. have taken years to craft and perfect a system that is highly persuasive and effective. Over two decades, we have successfully helped countless clients go forward with clean criminal histories because we maximize their chances of having a much-deserved second chance.
Do You Qualify for an Expungement?
In order to have an adjudication made nonpublic, you must meet certain conditions. We offer a free consultation to determine your eligibility. Some of the questions you will be asked are:
• Do you have a criminal conviction in another state?
• Do you have a felony adult criminal conviction in Michigan, excluding those for which judgment of guilt was deferred?
• Were you adjudicated of an offense that if committed by an adult would be a felony for which the maximum punishment is life imprisonment?
• Were you adjudicated of a specified juvenile violation as defined in MCL 712A.2d(9)?
• Is the adjudication you want to have set aside a felony or misdemeanor traffic offense? A traffic offense is an adjudication for violating the Michigan Vehicle Code or a local ordinance substantially corresponding to that act, which violation involves the operation of a vehicle.
• Are you less than 24 years of age?
• Has it been less than five years since the date of the disposition of your adjudication, or if you were detained, has it been less than five years since you were released?