Why This Law Firm
Attorney Dana B. Carron is a highly-qualified appeals specialist, and also handles injury cases, and all litigation. He has 29 years of personal experience as an attorney, and his associate Attorney Martin H. Leaf has an additional 31 years of experience. Mr. Carron is among select lawyers admitted to argue before the United States Supreme Court. He was selected as being one of the top criminal defense lawyers in Michigan by the American Society of Legal Advocates. He has a perfect 10.0 Avvo Attorney Qualification Rating, and a 5 out of 5-star Client Review Rating.
Attorney Carron is committed to providing clients with outstanding legal representation under payment arrangements that they can afford. Attorney Carron and his law firm will work hard for you to get you the results you need.
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Attorney Dana B. Carron is a member in good standing of the United States Supreme Court Bar, Michigan Bar, Illinois Bar, and Florida Bar.
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“Deep down even the most hardened criminal is starving for the same thing that motivates the innocent baby: Love and acceptance”
- Lily Fairchilde
“To have once been a criminal is no disgrace. To remain a criminal is the disgrace”
- Malcolm X
“Crime is naught but misdirected energy.”
- Emma Goldman
”Unlike the right to the assistance of counsel, the right to dispense with such assistance and to represent oneself is guaranteed not because it is essential to a fair trial but because the defendant has a personal right to be a fool.”
- People v Salazar, 74 Cal App 3d 875; 141 Cal Rptr 753, 761 (1977)
"Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown."
- Ross Perot
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New Michigan Clean-Slate Laws to Take Effect in April 2021
The State of Michigan has passed a new law that expands the number of convictions that can be set aside. Prior to the Clean Slate law, an individual could only move to set aside one felony conviction or two misdemeanor convictions. Effective April 11, 2021, an individual will now be able to move to set aside up to three eligible felony convictions, as well as an unlimited number of eligible misdemeanor convictions. Prior to the Clean Slate legislation, the waiting period was five years for filing an application. The waiting periods will now be: • Seven (7) or more years, if moving to set aside more than one felony conviction • Five (5) or more years, if moving to set aside one felony conviction or one or more serious misdemeanor convictions • Three (3) or more years, if moving to set aside one or more non-serious misdemeanors. The time runs from the latest of the following dates: (1) imposition of sentence; (2) completion of imprisonment; (3) completion of probation; or (4) discharge from parole.
There is also a new “same transaction rule”, in that contemporaneous criminal offenses that arise out of the same transaction and occur within 24 hours, will generally be treated as one conviction. Furthermore, beginning April 11, 2023, Michigan will even have an automatic system for setting aside certain misdemeanor and low-level felony convictions.
Eligible individuals should understand that a set aside is not an exoneration. The applicant is still considered “convicted” for purposes of Michigan’s Sex Offender Registration Act; the conviction may be used for charging a new crime as a second or subsequent offense (i.e., for offenses that are based on prior convictions) or for sentencing habitual offenders under MCL 769.10 et seq; and the conviction will be part of a nonpublic record that is available to the governor, law enforcement, prosecutors and court for a variety of purposes.