I asked our friend, who is a lawyer, what an expungement law was? I had read they were expunging the records of people who had underage marijuana records now that marijuana was legal in Muskegon, MI.
She told me that under Michigan’s new expungement law, anyone convicted of marijuana related offense involving conduct that not be illegal after 12/6/2018, can ask to have the conviction set aside, if they convicted you of possession of marijuana, use of marijuana, or possession of marijuana paraphernalia, you can seek expungement, and expungement is the process by which the state removes your conviction from all public records love it never happens, and many states, love Michigan, have expungement laws on their books when they legalize recreational marijuana, however there are some expungement laws for other crimes that have waiting periods before you can petition the court for expungement.
Marijuana convictions hold no waiting period, she asked if I had an underage or other marijuana conviction that I was distraught about. I didn’t know I had a conviction from when I was caught smoking marijuana at sixteen, but I wanted to check. My dad’s friend, a police officer, found me & our friends kneeling behind an old barn, & took us all home. The people I was with and I were blessed every one of us were in Muskegon, MI, & not in New York City. I’m not sure if dad ever paid a nice for our underage marijuana use, because she said nothing. I got a huge punishment at home. I could not go out with our friends until I was eighteen, lost a PC, & was escorted whenever I left the house. Maybe a conviction would have been easier.