A criminal conviction—even for a minor offense—can have a dramatic impact on your life. Not only that, but by default, a conviction will stay on your record forever, unless you seek an expungement. Expungement is the legal process by which a court sets aside a conviction, making it outside the reach of the public record. While Michigan has had an expungement law on the books for quite some time, the law recently changed as of April 2021.
How Does Michigan’s New Expungement Law Work?
Recently, Michigan lawmakers made some significant changes to the state’s expungement laws, making the process available to more people than ever before. Under the new law, expungements are broken down into two categories: marijuana misdemeanor offenses and other misdemeanor and felony offenses.