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. 

If you have an interest in clearing your criminal record or want more information on the Clean Slate, contact one of the the experienced WMDT lawyers today or give us a call at 616-233-9162!

Read more about the new Clean Slate legislation here:

https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499-542110–,00.html