New Michigan laws are making it easier for residents who have committed nonviolent crimes to get their records wiped clean.
You can find all the necessary paperwork and information on the state’s website right here to apply to set aside convictions.
Michigan residents seeking to have a serious misdemeanor or felony conviction set aside can submit an application after five years. Individuals seeking to have more than one felony conviction set aside can submit an application after seven years.
- An “Application to Set Aside Conviction” (MC 227) in Michigan can be found online right here. The document also includes instructions for the application process at the bottom.
Michigan residents who have been convicted of one or more misdemeanor marijuana offense can now apply to have the conviction set aside -- only if the offense would not be considered illegal if it were to have been committed after December 6, 2018, when recreational marijuana use became legal for adults in the state.
- An “Application to Set Aside Marijuana Conviction” (MC 227a) in Michigan can be found online right here. The document also includes instructions for the application process at the bottom.
The new laws also declare that multiple felony offenses or misdemeanor offenses must be considered one offense (if they occurred at the same time) in an application for expungement, so long as they are not categorized as assaultive. Individuals cannot have more than two felony convictions or four misdemeanor convictions set aside during their lifetime.