Detroit Michigan DUI Expungement
Looking to get your DUI expunged? It might not be as easy as you think in Detroit, Michigan. In fact Michigan is a zero tolerance state. Even in Detroit this is a zero tolerance policy for drivers. This is especially true for those who are under age 21. If you are under 21 you can not have any alcohol in your system or you are subject to getting a dui.
Can You Get a DUI Expungement in Michigan?
Unfortunately the answer to this question is simpler than we would like. Michigan and even Detroit do not allow your DUI to be expunged from your record. Certain other states allow DUI convictions to be expunged. This is only after getting off probation and completing all the requirements set. In fact there is even a statute even preventing person from trying to have a traffic offense conviction expunged, including a drunk driving conviction. In short, a judge can not expunge a DUI in Michigan.
Pleading Down a DUI Case
The better way to not have to worry about DUI Expungement is simply by getting the right lawyer to defend you before this does permanently affect your Michigan record. There are ways for example, to get a wet reckless conviction instead of the DUI conviction. For example is they accept a plea bargain, this drunk driving conviction may be reduced. By working with a lawyer such as the Scott M Aaronson Law Firm, you’ll have better chances to prevent that from affecting your record in the first place.
The Actual Law
A person shall not apply to have set aside, and a judge shall not set aside, a conviction for a felony for which the maximum punishment is life imprisonment or an attempt to commit a felony for which the maximum punishment is life imprisonment, a conviction for a violation or attempted violation of section 145c, 145d, 520c, 520d, or 520g of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, MCL 750.145c, 750.145d, 750.520c, 750.520d, and 750.520g, or a conviction for a traffic offense. See MCL 780.621.
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