Archive | December, 2012

Felony Child Support: Michigan Supreme Court Republicans Do It Again

December 20, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law, Family Law   |   0 Comments

In 1999 the Michigan legislature, with approval of the Republican governor, established a new law that made it a felony for failure to pay child support. MCL 750.165 states at paragraph 1: “If the court orders an individual to pay support for the individual’s former or current spouse, or for a child of the individual, […]

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Expungement of Criminal Convictions in Michigan MCL 780.621

December 16, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law   |   0 Comments

Michigan law allows for the expungement (permanent removal) of a criminal conviction from a person’s criminal record under certain conditions. Generally, under MCL 780.621 et seq. an expungement order may be entered if: 1.  A person is convicted of no more than 3 offenses (1 felony and 2 misdemeanor “minor offenses” defined by statute.) 2. […]

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