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I entered a plea agreement to misdemeanor stalking that occurred 2 years ago. Since then I have graduated college with my Bachelors and now trying to get employed where every job requires a criminal background check (social work). In Michigan, the requirement you have to wait 5 years before being able to have the charge expunged. Is there any way to have the misdemeanor expunged early based on extingent circumstances since it is preventing me from employement and providing for my family. I am able to prove that it is hindering me and that I have not been in any trouble since the incident and that there is no longer an issue? Thanks.
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I'm so sorry, but no - the rule is pretty strict. But look on the bright side (yes there is one), MI is one of FEW states that allows Expungement of a conviction; most states do not. But in the end, sorry, you do have to wait 5 years. Sometimes, people seek legal remedy when they have been morally wronged, but for whom legal avenues are few. I am afraid this is one of these times.



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