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Two Felonies Expunged for Barone Defense Firm Client
Our client in this case was originally from Michigan and lived here in the early 2000s. As a younger person, the Client had run into trouble hanging out with the wrong crowd. The Client ended up being charged with two counts of felony larceny in 2004 and pleaded guilty to two felony counts of receiving/concealing stolen property in 2005.
Since that time, the Client moved out of Michigan, started a new life, and wanted to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Although the Client had already been working in the healthcare industry, she knew that at some point soon she’d need a BSN degree to advance in her career. She knew that the two felonies on her record prevented her from even attending nursing school.
After doing some online research, the Client determined that getting the felonies expunged was her best bet at a successful career in nursing. So, she set out to hire the best Michigan expungement attorney. She landed on the Barone Defense Firm and had a consultation with associate attorney, Ryan Ballard. Although the fee was a little bit higher than some other options, she felt most comfortable with the time, care, and detail provided by Mr. Ballard in the consultation for the expungement. She also felt confident hearing about the experience and success stories of the expungement attorney who would be helping her at the Barone Defense Firm, Ryan Ramsayer.The Expungement in Michigan
The Barone Defense Firm’s Senior Attorney, Ryan Ramsayer, handled this expungement case. Mr. Ramsayer assisted the Client in preparing the petition as quickly as possible. First, the Barone Defense Firm obtained a certified copy of the judgement from the court in which the Client was convicted. Next, Mr. Ramsayer guided her through the process of getting her fingerprints done and sent into the Michigan State Police. An FBI background check was also obtained as required by the expungement law.
Mr. Ramsayer spent time with the Client learning about the incident back in 2004. He spent time learning about what her life was like then, what she had been through since the conviction, and what she wanted her life to be like if the expungement was successful.
Mr. Ramsayer then carefully crafted the petition. The petition for expungement is the one of two opportunities (the other being the hearing) to convince the judge that the Client deserves the expungement. It must be personalized, detailed, and persuasive. Mr. Ramsayer also recommended the Client get letters from her employer and co-workers detailing who she is as a person and as a professional. Mr. Ramsayer filed the petition packet, making sure all statutory requirements were fulfilled properly, and a hearing date was set in the Circuit Court.
As a result of the productive and law-abiding life the Client had built since the convictions, and the powerful advocacy provided by expungement attorney Ryan Ramsayer, the Client’s expungement of two felonies was granted after just a brief hearing. Two felonies are no longer on the client’s record. The Client was overjoyed knowing that those red flags would not be hanging over her head and she would not have to disclose them if asked if she had been convicted of any crimes in her past. Most importantly, she can now attend the schooling to help her become an even more productive member of society, fulfilling the very purpose of the expungement laws.