Ann Arbor, MI asked in Criminal Law for Michigan

Q: Once PPO expires in Michigan, does anything remain on record? Can I now have a career in law enforcement? Or own a gun?

Ex girlfriend filed a PPO, it went uncontested (long story, but all allegations were false).

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: PPOs in general are non-public records. Once expired, you can possess a gun again (presuming you are otherwise entitled to do so (e.g. not have a felony conviction).

Can you have a career in law enforcement is a question you'll have to ask the certification people and any hiring agency. You can expect to be called to explain the circumstances. I think your biggest hurdle will be explaining why you didn't contest it.

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