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First Time Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) Offenses

First Time OWI Offenses: February 19, 2022 And Forward

As of February 19th, 2022, first time operating while intoxicated convictions are now eligible to be set-aside (expunged) under certain circumstances.

  • Only one operating while impaired/intoxicated offense can be set-aside in a person's lifetime;
  • If the operating while intoxicated caused an injury or death it is ineligible to be set aside; and
  • The waiting period to have a first-time operating while intoxicated offense expunged from your record is 5 years.

MCL 780.621c (amended)