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What is the Michigan Clean Slate Law?

April 7, 2021

After criminal conviction, most criminals assume they have paid their debt to society and can move forward with their lives. They may have specific goals they want to accomplish, a great work history, and a strong conviction about rebuilding their lives and starting over.

Unfortunately, their criminal past can follow them. A criminal history can make it difficult for people to find housing, especially if they need to rent, because landlords may turn them away after finding out about the criminal conviction. Potential employers may not even look at employees once they admit to having a criminal conviction, even during a time when Michigan faces all-time low unemployment rates and employers need quality employees who can get started without extensive training. Criminals also lose their Second Amendment rights.

As long as that conviction remains on their records, Michigan residents will continue to face challenges that could prevent them from moving forward–and even drive them into extremely negative circumstances. 

Enter the Michigan Clean Slate Law

The Michigan Clean State Law states that criminals with a limited record that includes only one felony or two misdemeanors can have that criminal record expunged five years after completing the sentence.

Do you qualify to have your Michigan record expunged under the Clean Slate Law? Click to use our free and confidential expungement eligibility test.

By expunging the record, these individuals can move forward with their lives, including the possibility of opening up doors to employment, making it easier to secure a property, and restoring Second Amendment rights. 

Related content: How to expunge a Michigan criminal record

Under the latest changes to the Michigan Clean State Law, the process has become simpler than ever. If you have faced challenges in the past due to a criminal record, the Michigan Clean Slate Law can give you a chance to start over. 

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