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Automatic Expungements: Michigan Clean Slate
Check on an Automatic Expungement
Visit ICHAT to check your record to determine if your conviction was automatically expunged.
If your record was not automatically expunged and you believe it should have been, you will need to email the Michigan State Police Department.
The expungement process is about to get a whole lot easier!
On April 11, 2023, the Michigan State Police will roll out a process to automatically expunge certain convictions without an application, per the clean slate legislation that was enacted in 2020. This program will automatically expunge qualifying, eligible convictions, using information from the Criminal Historical Record database to determine when the proper waiting period for each conviction has elapsed.
We anticipate over 1 million residents will have convictions automatically expunged on April 11 – 400,000 of whom will end the day completely conviction-free! And those numbers will just continue to go up as the program continues to run.
Criteria for Automatic Set Aside:
The following criteria applies for convictions to be set aside automatically and does not need an application:
|Offense Type:||Waiting Period*|
|Misdemeanors punishable by less than 93 days imprisonment
|Misdemeanors punishable by 93 days or more imprisonment
Not more than 4
Not more than 2
*The waiting period for misdemeanors refers to the amount of time that has passed since the date of the imposition of a sentence.
*The waiting period for felonies refers to the amount of time that has passed since the date of the imposition of a sentence or completion of any term of imprisonment with the Michigan Department of Corrections, whichever occurs later.
The automatic expungement program will run every day to check for newly eligible convictions, and MSP will pass along that information to the courts whenever a qualifying expungement takes place.
Find Out What Remains on Your Record
Convictions Which Do Not Quality for Automatic Expungement
Those who have additional convictions which do not qualify for automatic expungement can still go through the traditional expungement application process.
The best way to check if you’ve received an automatic expungement is to visit the Internet Criminal History Tool (ICHAT) after April 11 and view your public record. A fee may apply.
Find Out if You Received an Automatic Expungement