Answered on Aug 12th, 2011 at 12:03 PM
If you have two misdemeanour convictions, then you cannot get an expungement. Unfortunately, that information from the other attorney would be incorrect if you have two misdemeanors. One common technique used to address the situation, is MCL 769.4a. At the time of a plea in a first offense Domestic Violence, is a special treatment under this statute. It involves probation and then the DV not being on your record. This should have been talked about at the time of your plea. If this was not done, then your case would need to be reviewed to see if you are in a Court where the Judge would consider a motion to re-open the case and consider this treatment. Most Judges would not because the case is so old. However, if you are interested, you may contact my office to consider if you have any options. Another procedure would be to file a motion to vacate the original plea. This is more complicated, and again would depend on your Court and the prosecutor.