The Cochran Firm Detroit's 2021 Expungement Summit!

Thank you for registering for the Cochran Firm Detroit's 2021 Expungement Summit! 

This form is for individuals seeking to expunge misdemeanor and/or felony convictions in the state of Michigan.

If you were previously convicted in the state of Michigan and would like to expunge the conviction from your public criminal record, please complete the questionnaire to determine your eligibility. 

Attendance at the expungement fair on November 13th , 2021 is MANDATORY for participants to take advantage of this event.

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* 1. Please provide your full legal name and any alias (if multiple, please separate with a comma):

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* 2. Date of Birth


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* 3. Gender

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* 4. Race

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* 5. Address


New expungement legislation in Michigan takes effect this year, significantly increasing the number of individuals who are now eligible to have their criminal convictions removed from public records. The following are a list of qualifications for your reference to outline what can be expunged under Clean Slate:

(A) Up to three felonies and an unlimited number of misdemeanors, with certain conditions on the types of offenses that qualify:

-No more than two assaultive crimes may be expunged.
-No more than one felony conviction for the same offense if the offense is punishable by more than 10 years imprisonment.

(B) The waiting period to apply after a person's monitoring by the justice system ends (i.e. sentencing, probation, release from incarceration, parole, whichever occurred last) if they remain conviction-free. The waiting period will be:
-Three years for misdemeanors.
-Five years for serious misdemeanors or one felony.
-Seven years for multiple felonies.

(C) Most traffic offenses will be eligible for expungement. This excludes convictions for:

-Driving while intoxicated.
-Traffic offenses that cause injury or death.
-Commercial Driver License violations.

(D) Misdemeanor marijuana possession and use that would not have been considered crimes after recreational marijuana was legalized in Michigan. Judges must grant expungements if prosecutors don't object.

(E) Multiple felonies or misdemeanors arising from the same 24-hour period are treated as one conviction for the purposes of expungement.

-None of the offenses can be assaultive, involve the use or possession of a dangerous weapon.
-None of the offenses can carry a maximum penalty of 10 or more years in prison.

(F) The following list of felony offense ARE NOT eligible for expungement under the law:

- All offenses punishable by life imprisonment
- Assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct
- Child sexually abusive material or activity offenses
- Felony domestic violence if the person ha a previous misdemeanor conviction for domestic violence
- Fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct (committed after January 12, 2015)
- Human-trafficking related offenses (UNLESS you are a victim) 
- Second-degree child abuse
- Second-degree criminal sexual conduct
- Some traffic offenses such as: convictions for driving while intoxicated, traffic offenses that cause injury or death, and commercial driver's license violations
- Terrorism-related offenses - includes convictions for attempts to commit any of these offenses
- Third-degree criminal sexual conduct
- Using a compute to commit sex crimes offenses

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* 6. Will you be able to attend the expungement event at November 13, 2021 10 am -3pm?
Location: Marygrove College 8425 W McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48221

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* 7. Was the crime you are attempting to expunge convicted in a court in the State of Michigan?

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* 8. Please select which of the following best describes the conviction(s) you are seeking to expunge. (Select all that apply):

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* 9. Do you currently have any pending cases or are you waiting to be sentenced in a criminal case? 

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* 10. Please acknowledge the following:

I acknowledge that the attorneys assisting me are providing expungement assistance as a public service. I am voluntarily participating in the expungement assistance offered by these entities. 

I understand that no attorney-client relationship is being created with neither Clean Smoke Community Investment Project nor that any employee thereof represents me in the expungement process; and

I understand that the attorney cannot provide any specific or individual legal advice and is only providing general information material determining my possible eligibility to have my conviction(s) expunged; and

I understand that the Cochran Firm Detroit may gather and disseminate my personal information for the purpose of determining my eligibility to have my conviction(s) expunged; and

I also understand that the Cochran Firm may ultimately object to expungement if they conclude that I do not meet eligibility requirements; my participation in any expungement clinic does not waive that possibility.