State law has specific requirements as to how and when anything can be removed from a criminal record. You may only have one prior conviction (misdemeanor or felony), though certain types of crimes are prohibited such as:
- Traffic offenses
- Criminal Sexual Conduct
- Felony offenses where life imprisonment is the possible penalty
It must be at least 5 years since the date of your conviction/sentencing. The process takes approximately 3 to 4 months from the application date to the hearing before the Judge. You may hire an attorney or handle the application yourself.
Please refer to the Michigan State Police for further information on the application to Set Aside or Expungement of criminal history records.