Automatic criminal record expungement begins in Michigan: How it works

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Automatic expungement of certain criminal convictions begins Tuesday in Michigan.

The ability to clear some convictions from public view without an application comes two years after new legislation dubbed the Clean Slate Act took effect in April 2021. The legislation also made more people in Michigan eligible for expungement through an application process that became available in 2021.

The new expungement laws have already helped thousands of Michiganders by removing a barrier to employment, housing and other opportunities. But with high demand, technology hurdles and court backlogs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many have waited about six months to a year, and sometimes longer, to get their clean slate. 

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