It’s always very upsetting when I speak with a prospective client about having their conviction(s) set aside…only to find out that they aren’t eligible because of an extra misdemeanor driving conviction or multiple low level felony convictions. I usually end the conversation telling the person that there is very likely a chance that the law will change and make things easier. Well now that may be happening…
A new bill in the state legislature would allow people with multiple felonies and low level traffic offenses. It’s estimated that the law would help 100,000 people in Wayne County alone! The bill will help those with up to 3 non-violent felonies, certain marijuana convictions, and those with multiple “convictions” out of one “bad act.”
Here is a link to a story that the discusses the law in more detail.
If you or a friend/family member wants to discuss potential eligibility for the setting aside of a conviction, contact Chris Kessel Law today.