How long I have to wait until I can try to get my traffic felony expunged? 11 Answers as of September 19, 2012

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James M. Osak, P.C.
James M. Osak, P.C. | James M. Osak
It takes FIVE (5) CLEAN YEARS (no other charges) to EXPUNGE in Michigan. If your traffic felony is DUI or alcohol related then the answer is NEVER as you cannot expunge any drinking/driving felonies/misdemeamors at all. Thank the Michigan Legislature for that law.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/19/2012
Klisz Law Office, PLLC
Klisz Law Office, PLLC | Timothy J. Klisz
Traffic felonies cannot be expunged according to the statute.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/17/2012
Steven Alpers | Steven Alpers
There is no expungement of any type of conviction in California.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/14/2012
Leonard A. Kaanta, P.C. | Leonard A. Kaanta
In Michigan traffic offnses cannot be expunged.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/14/2012
Law Office of Charles J. Block
Law Office of Charles J. Block | Charles J. Block
Cannot expunge traffic matters.
Answer Applies to: New Jersey
Replied: 9/14/2012
    Douglas M. Philpott, P.C. | Peter J. Philpott
    Typically traffic offenses cannot be expunged.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/14/2012
    Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law
    Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law | Charles M. Schiff
    You don't specify what your traffic felony consists of. If it is a DUI, you will not be able to have it expunged no matter the time that has passed. If it is non-DUI, you can petition the court to use its discretion to expunge (seal the file). It is up to you to convince the court that there exists a sufficiently strong reason to expunge the conviction.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 9/14/2012
    Dungan, Lady, Kirkpatrick & Dungan PLLC | Michael Dungan
    In Michigan, offenses under the Motor Vehicle Code (those whose statute number starts with "257.") cannot be expunged. If it is not under 257, you have to wait 5 years from the date of sentencing or the date you were released from incarceration, if there was any, whichever comes last.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/14/2012
    The Rogers Law Firm
    The Rogers Law Firm | Andrea Storey Rogers
    I don't believe a traffic felony is on the list of felonies that can be expunged. As of August 28, 2012, there is a list of a few types of felonies that can be expunged, but only after 20 years have passed since your conviction and only if you have not had any other misdemeanors or felonies in those 20 years.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 9/13/2012
    Abom & Kutulakis, L.L.P,.
    Abom & Kutulakis, L.L.P,. | Jason P. Kutulakis
    There is not enough information provided. It is unclear what a "traffic felony" is. With that said, in PA, it is virtually impossible to have a felony record expunged. However, you may be eligible for a pardon. You should consult with and retain an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
    Replied: 9/13/2012
    Palumbo and Kosofsky
    Palumbo and Kosofsky | Michael Palumbo
    That is not an option in NY you have a permanent felony history.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/13/2012
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