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April 7, 2018: Free Expungement Fair for Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb County Residents to Clear or Reduce Criminal Records

Saturday, Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the Commission on Christian & Social Relations (CC&SR) of Oak Grove A.M.E. Church in Detroit will host an Expungement Fair for people who would like to have felony records expunged. The event will feature attorneys who will review the process and qualifications for expungement as well as assist in completing the forms necessary to begin the process.

Persons with no more than two misdemeanors and one felony may apply. To be eligible for expungement it must be five years and one day after the person has completed his or her sentence of probation or parole. Bring a copy of records from the court if possible. Participants will be able to find out if they can remove their conviction from their record.

Offenses that are not eligible are DUI’s, traffic offenses, capital offenses, criminal sexual conduct 1st -3rd degree cannot be expunged.

The goal of this fair is to reduce the barriers to employment. Reducing or expunging prior convictions allows people to fully reenter their community and society.

The fair is free, and participants will be provided legal counsel from licensed attorneys. The fair will be held at Oak Grove AME Church, 19801 Cherrylawn at Pembroke in Detroit. For additional information, call 313-341-8877.

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