Life offenses

Offenses punishable by up to a maximum of life imprisonment include, but are not limited to, the following offenses or attempts to commit these offenses:

  • first-degree arson
  • arson of insured property with the intent to defraud the insurer
  • assault with intent to commit murder
  • torture
  • assault with intent to rob while armed
  • attempted murder (by poisoning, drowning, strangling, or any other means not constituting assault with intent to murder)
  • first-degree child abuse
  • solicitation to commit murder
  • send or deliver explosives, causing serious impairment/death
  • placement of explosive, causing serious impairment/death
  • intentional discharge of firearm from motor vehicle, snowmobile or off-road vehicle, causing death
  • intentional discharge of firearm at dwelling or occupied structure, causing death
  • first-degree murder
  • second-degree murder
  • delivery of certain schedule 1 or 2 controlled substances, causing death
  • kidnapping
  • prisoner taking a hostage
  • perjury in a capital case
  • human trafficking involving kidnapping/attempt, first-degree criminal sexual conduct/attempt, or an attempt to kill, or death
  • first-degree criminal sexual conduct
  • armed robbery
  • carjacking

Again, this is not a complete list of all felonies in Michigan for which life imprisonment is possible. Please consult the Michigan Penal Code and/or the conviction documents in your case to determine if the felony you are seeking to expunge is a life offense.