Eligibility Requirements

Residency-based

  •  Must live in Wayne County (except the city of Detroit), or Monroe County

Conviction-based

  • Up to three felonies and an unlimited number of misdemeanors, with certain conditions on the types of offenses that qualify:
    • No more than two assaultive crimes may be expunged
    • No more than one felony conviction for the same offense if the offense is punishable by more than 10 years imprisonment
  • Most traffic offenses will be eligible for expungement. This excludes convictions for:
    • Driving while intoxicated (LAW CHANGING FEBRUARY 2022)
    • Traffic offenses that cause injury or death
    • Commercial Driver License (CDL) violations

Impaired Driving Misdemeanor Expungement

New state legislation allows for one misdemeanor impaired driving conviction to be eligible for expungement through the Clean Slate program. Restrictions apply. Please note, it will not take effect until Feb. 19, 2022. No Application to Set Aside Conviction can be filed and no expungement of an impaired driving conviction will take place before the effective date of the legislation. Any requests for expungement of such a conviction before the effective date will be denied as existing law will be applied.
  • Misdemeanor marijuana possession and use that would not have been considered crimes after recreational marijuana was legalized in Michigan. Judges must grant expungements if prosecutors don’t object.
  • Multiple felonies or misdemeanors arising from the same 24-hour period are treated as one conviction for the purposes of expungement.
    • None of the offenses can be assaultive, involve the use or possession of a dangerous weapon
    • None of the offenses can carry a maximum penalty of 10 or more years in prison
  • The waiting period to apply after a person’s monitoring by the justice system ends (i.e. sentencing, probation, release from incarceration, parole, or whichever occurred last) will be:
    • Three years for misdemeanors
    • Five years for serious misdemeanors or one felony
    • Seven years for multiple felonies

CLEAN SLATE INFO SHEET

Find out more about the expungement process and program Q & A