Michiganders with a criminal past often face many obstacles including difficulty getting a good job, securing good housing or even continuing their education. Now, thanks to the Clean Slate legislation, things are going to get better for a lot of people.
Under the Clean Slate, which was signed into law on October 11, 2020, a person convicted of certain crimes will have record of that conviction automatically expunged after seven years for a misdemeanor and 10 years for a felony.
This legislation does not replace the current process to set aside a conviction (i.e. expungement). The expungement process is still a viable option to clear your record before the time-frame in the Clean Slate.
Read more about the new Clean Slate legislation here: