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Joseph A. Simon, Criminal Defense Attorney

“His cross-examination is unreal.  His ability to see two steps ahead is magical to watch.” - Client’s parent
“He was a mastermind of how to bring about the truth… He was able to protect my child’s reputation.” - Client’s parent
“There isn’t a more well-prepared attorney I’ve ever seen... He puts the same care into a drunk driving case as he does a capital case.” - Retired Judge
“Mr. Simon proved to be an outstanding attorney who has a clear grasp of the law as well as the court system.” - Client’s husband
“Joe went above and beyond our expectations as a counselor. He was instrumental in protecting my son's reputation both in and outside the courthouse.” - Client’s parent
“Joe Simon is AMAZING. As a parent of a son who was facing the scariest time in his life, Joe came highly recommended and exceeded all expectations.” - Client’s parent
“Simon is one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Ann Arbor, say his peers” - Ann Arbor Observer
“Mr. Simon and his office resources will do everything in the power of the law to take your case on and offer the best possible outcome.” - Past client
Ann Arbor Criminal Defense Attorney, Joseph A. Simon

The Law Offices of Joseph A. Simon


For over 30 years, The Law Offices of Joseph A. Simon has successfully petitioned to remove and expunge past criminal convictions and helped persons gain a fresh start in Washtenaw County, including Ann Arbor, Saline, Chelsea, Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township and the surrounding counties of Lenawee, Livingston, Jackson, and Wayne.

A criminal record can prevent job and housing opportunities, student loan approval, acceptance to schools and universities, and more.  In many cases, following a mandatory waiting period, generally 5 years after your last day of probation, or discharge of parole, a court can set aside a criminal conviction, or “expunge” it.  If granted, the previous conviction is set aside, removed from public record, and a person can honestly say they have not been convicted of a crime. Getting a conviction expunged can be a complex process, but our office can guide you through it.  

I Have a Felony Conviction in Washtenaw County and a Misdemeanor Conviction in Chelsea, MI.  Can I still Get an Expungement?

Expungements have certain eligibility requirements in Michigan.  If attempting to expunge a felony, you cannot have more than 1 felony conviction and not more than 2 misdemeanor convictions.  If attempting to expunge misdemeanors, you must not have any felony convictions and not more than 2 misdemeanor convictions. Offenses that were assigned a deferred judgement status, may still be considered convictions for purposes of determining how many offenses you have on your record.

I Have a Drunk Driving (DUI/OWI) Conviction from Ann Arbor, MI.  Can I Get That Conviction Expunged?

Certain convictions cannot be expunged.  These include: capital offenses (offenses with a maximum penalty of life); Traffic offenses, which include drunk driving offenses; felony domestic violence; criminal sexual conduct cases; and more.  

I Have a Conviction in Washtenaw County, MI But Now Live Out of State.  Do I Have to Appear in Michigan to Get an Expungement?

Applications for expungements must be filed in the court in which the conviction(s) originated.  However, an attorney can often appear on behalf of a client who has relocated.

For over 30 years, Joseph A. Simon has successfully petitioned to remove and expunge past criminal convictions and helped persons gain a fresh start.  If you or a loved one desire to expunge a conviction that arose in Washtenaw, Wayne, Jackson, Livingston, or Lenawee County, contact us at 734-887-6200 to see why so many people have chosen The Law Offices of Joseph A. Simon to be their defense attorneys and protectors of their freedom and reputation.