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Grand Rapids Juvenile Expungement Lawyer

Ready to Help You Put the Past Behind You for Good

Getting convicted in juvenile court should not ruin the rest of your life. In January 2013, a Michigan law passed that allows certain juvenile offenses to be set aside – or expunged. When a conviction is set aside, the juvenile record will not be available to the public and the person does not need to disclose the conviction to potential employers and academic institutions.

If you or your child is interested in getting a juvenile adjudication expunged or set aside in Michigan, let Brandon Gardner & Associates, PLC get your life back on track. We can examine your case, determine your available legal options, and help you get the fresh start you need to take back control of your life.

Do not hesitate to contact our Grand Rapids juvenile expungement attorney today at (616) 303-7444 for a free initial consultation.

Eligibility to Set Aside a Juvenile Adjudication

When a minor is convicted of a criminal offense, it is known as “juvenile adjudication.” As we mentioned before, setting aside an adjudication is also considered “expungement” and thus clears a juvenile public record, which can help individuals obtain a new job, get a professional license, enroll in a college or university, and live a normal life.

You can apply to have adjudication set aside after one year has passed since you were given a disposition or released from detention, or when you become 18 years old, whichever is later. While you could apply to have up to three adjudications set aside, only one of those adjudications can be a felony if an adult had committed the offense. (Keep in mind, adjudications for more than one crime that occurred within 12 hours and demonstrates a single goal or intent is considered one offense.)

The following are the types of crimes that are not eligible for expungement:

  • A traffic offense, including DUI

  • An assault-related offense

  • An offense involving the possession or use of a firearm or weapon

  • An offense punishable by at least 10 years in prison

The process of getting an adjudication set aside may take several months prior to having your day in court. To ensure you comply with all the mandatory requirements, you need to hire an experienced attorney to guide you through the complexities of the legal process.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

Our firm provides effective and personalized legal representation to juveniles and adults who are eligible to put the past behind them for good. Do not let a past mistake ruin the rest of your life and let us help you immediately.

Call (616) 303-7444 to discuss your case with our legal team.

Why Are We the Firm for You?

  • Direct Access

    You work directly with your attorney from start to finish. They are personally invested in your case and involved at all times.

  • Experienced & Respected

    Consistently ranked as one of the best young lawyers law firms in Michigan and known for obtaining better results than most firms in the area.

  • Personal Attention

    We keep you informed and help you fully understand your options. We are dedicated to understanding your goals so we represent you best.

  • The Ability to Go to Trial

    Many cases are resolved without going to court, but we prepare every case for trial. This allows us to negotiate from a position of strength.

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5-Star Reviews From Our Clients

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