Today is the day that many Michigan residents will have their criminal records expunged.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced that Michigan State Police are launching a new automatic expungement program, which will search the state’s Criminal Record database daily for eligible convictions to automatically expunge.
The program was created under the Clean Slate legislation that was passed in 2020.
State officials anticipate that over 1 million residents will receive automatic expungements today–the first day of the program’s rollout–
About 400,000 residents are expected to end the day completely conviction free.
The Attorney General’s office has released a video which outlines more information on the program.
Nessel said efforts to increase expungements will “lead to a stronger state.”
Eligible residents may have up to four misdemeanors punishable by 93 days or more automatically expunged once 7 years have elapsed since the sentencing date.
There is no limit on the number of misdemeanors punishable by less than 93 days that may be automatically expunged following the same waiting period.
For felonies, up to two convictions may be automatically expunged following 10 years after either the sentencing date or the completion of any term of imprisonment with Michigan Department of Corrections – whichever occurs later.
For more information about expungements in the state of Michigan, visit the Department of Attorney General webpage at